Marc Piano

Consultant and Director | Cayman Islands


Marc is qualified in the Cayman Islands, the BVI and England and Wales, and exclusively focused on the digital assets practice.

Active in the space for almost a decade, Marc has extensive expertise and experience in advising on blockchain technology and virtual assets projects which include some of the world’s largest and most recognised projects. He has presented and delivered training around the world to lawyers, advised regulators and interested parties on the topic, speaks and moderates panels at industry events, co-hosts the “Piano Lessons” podcast series with Phil Graham and regularly publishes notes and thought leadership pieces on the space generally and legal and regulatory developments.

Marc’s digital asset work involves complex corporate structuring and advice, legal and regulatory analysis and advice, the governance nexus between DAOs and corporate structures, executing on often novel transactions, and drafting commercial agreements and terms. Marc’s regulatory practice also includes leading on applying for relevant regulatory licenses for projects and careful structuring considerations to allow decentralised projects to operate in compliance with applicable regulations. He also horizon scans for and anticipates the implications of future relevant legal and regulatory developments at global standard-setting level and local implementation. His clients include numerous DAOs, regulated virtual asset service providers, layer 1 and layer 2 protocols, web3 projects, NFT and digital asset marketplaces, metaverse platforms and token issuers.

He co-authored the first, second, and third editions of the Law Society’s report “Blockchain: Legal and Regulatory Guidance”, focusing on smart contracts, Stablecoins, CBDCs, and DAOs and hosted the international regulation panel at the Fordham Law Blockchain Regulatory Symposium in New York City in 2023.