Anthony Tu-Sekine, head of Seward & Kissel LLP’s Blockchain Cryptocurrency Group and partner at the firm, has been named a 2022 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Fintech Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. He is one of only 24 attorneys recognized nationally.
Almost a decade ago, Mr. Tu-Sekine began servicing clients on matters related to digital assets and by 2018, he had established Seward & Kissel’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group, which now consists of 26 lawyers and is widely recognized as a leading practice in the area. The group advises clients on issues arising from investments in assets based on blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology and on projects involving cryptoassets, DeFi, and blockchain enterprise solutions.
Mr. Tu-Sekine has advised clients on a wide range of topics, including how to structure, issue and register tokens in ICOs, custody of both utility tokens and tokens that are securities, transfer and liquidity issues, and investments in crypto assets by funds and other investors. His notable matters include the launch of OneGold.com, an online marketplace that employed blockchain technology to let users buy precious metals without taking physical possession of them. More recently, Mr. Tu-Sekine guided Sotheby’s through the historic auction house’s first sale of NFTs. The three-day sale of limited-edition works from the digital artist Pak generated nearly $17 million.
Mr. Tu-Sekine’s profile is available here.