Joseph Klayman, U.S. head of fintech, blockchain and digital assets at Linklaters, said the strategy’s success or otherwise would come down to whether SBF consistently followed the advice he was given. “In my view, it would be premature to take a view concerning the likelihood of success,” she told CoinDesk in an email response.
“With this type of defense, I would expect that this would involve a highly facts-and-circumstances-specific inquiry, including with respect to the substance and form of the advice allegedly given and whether any such alleged legal advice was followed without variation and in good faith.
Tully agrees with Klayman. “If the lawyers did look over everything and gave him this advice, [SBF’s] fine. However, if there’s anything in the communications that says otherwise, he’s sunk,” he said.
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