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What we do

DLA Piper is working with TOKO to solve the inefficiencies of today’s capital markets by leveraging distributed ledger technology.

TOKO is a digital asset creation platform that couples the compliance and regulatory rigor of a global law firm with the innovative technology solutions of tomorrow. TOKO provides a platform for creating new markets and uses distributed ledger technology to disseminate market information and provide transparency.

Our purpose

Simplifying the complexities of the tokenisation journey so you can focus on changing your world.

Our mission

We digitize and distribute assets for our customers.

Our values

Courageous transformation

Simplifying the complex journey of tokenisation. Taking responsibility for the change needed in our industry, for the need for better opportunities for customers. Taking a curious growth mindset to constantly keep asking what’s next, what if? With a goal to impact the greater good.

Trustworthy transparency

An absolute, unbreakable commitment to being better than others before. To provide the assurance and certainty the industry deserves through trusted data and legally robust compliance. And a commitment to ethical alignment of owners and investors.

Sustainable value

To deliver not the ‘get quick’ rich culture of the past for the few - but rather a new more sustainable approach to creating better value for the many. Consistent win-win value creation for all, aligning more owners and assets creators than ever before.

Focused effectiveness

We believe that trying to be everything to everyone, wearing every hat, chasing every shiny dream is wrong. We’re focused on moving faster than anyone, bringing innovation to life. With clarity of priorities, of roles, conviction in our tasks and outcomes - clearly communicated with respect. When we do it, we do it right.

Enabling freedom

Virtual assets are our religion. We believe in the critical opportunity of enabling the financial services creator economy - so everyone around us can change their world. Creating freedom by enabling future finance dreamers, unlocking or increasing the value of virtual assets. Opening up new possibilities, and simplifying through a one stop shop platform.

The team

Scott Thiel

Scott Thiel

CEO, Founder

Advises clients around the world on all aspects of tokenisation and its application in digital capital markets. Formerly Asia Head of DLA Piper’s Global Tech & FinTech sector and leader within DLA Piper’s “Blockchain and Digital Assets” practice group; also the firm’s representative on the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council – a next generation public distributed ledger technology (DLT) infrastructure, the HBAR Foundation and Blockchain Think Lab. In March 2022, Scott supported DLA Piper with TOKO service offerings and has successfully helped to secure the appointment as the exclusive legal service provider for the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), an authority that is linked to the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA).

Tim Popplewell

Tim Popplewell


A 30-year corporate career with CFO/COO roles spanning over 60 countries and as many as 35,000 staff. A certified Strengths Coach and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Tim has worked in businesses of all sizes, raised funds on numerous occasions and has led the purchase and sale of businesses valued at well in excess of $1bn. Tim has developed blockchain solutions and been a crypto and NFT investor for many years, and is also a Hedera Fellow.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is one of the leading global law firms advising clients on all aspects of the fintech sector on everything from new fintech platforms to disruptive fintech models and the protection of technology driven products.

DLA Piper's Blockchain and Digital Assets group offers strategic advice to address the needs of companies implementing blockchain technology solutions and creating and deploying digital assets.

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