Benjamin Mendelson#7244

Benjamin Mendelson

Associate, Chronos Law
Ben qualified in South Africa before joining Linklaters’ Legal Operations in London to help manage the firm’s Paralegal and Support Lawyer services.
Ben has a background in commercial law, with many years of experience consulting in the tech sector, advising private clients on a wide range of Fintech–related matters and opportunities, including on Blockchain technology and Cryptocurrencies.
In 2021, Ben joined the team at Chronos Law to fully-realise his passion for Fintech and to provide legal advice to some of the biggest up-and-coming technology companies in the UK’s booming tech sector.
Contributed to


Blockchain—key legal and regulatory issues
Blockchain—key legal and regulatory issues
Practice notes

This Practice Note introduces blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) and explains terms such as public blockchain, private blockchain and permissioned blockchain. It considers relevant legal issues such as decentralisation, applicable law, transparency and confidentiality, data protection, cybersecurity, competition law, dispute resolution, taxation and governance. It also looks at the legal status of a distributed or decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO) and examines potential legal issues with initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2019


  • Admitted Attorney of the Law Society of South Africa
  • Certified Blockchain Expert at the Blockchain Council


  • LLB (2016)


  • Oxford University (Saïd Business School) (2017)
  • University of Cape Town (2011-2016)

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