The Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 2023/1114), also known as MiCAR, establishes the first comprehensive, pan-EU regulatory regime for the regulation of cryptoassets, including the regulation of cryptoasset issuance activities and cryptoasset service providers (CASPs). MiCAR entered into force on 29 June 2023, with key provisions set to apply in stages beginning in the summer of 2024.

Baker McKenzie’s new MiCAR Compliance Toolkit is a series of guides that set out practical steps to navigate the authorisation requirements and regulatory implications of the MiCAR authorisation process, and the criteria that apply to different types of firms in respect of the provision of cryptoasset services and the issuance of tokens. The first set in the series comprises the following guides:

  • A Brief Overview
  • Guide to White Papers, Marketing and Advertising
  • Guide to Authorisation and Compliance Requirements for Issuers
  • Guide to Authorisation and Compliance Requirements for CASPs

To access the MiCAR Compliance Toolkit, please click here.


Mark Simpson is a partner in the Financial Services & Regulatory Group in the London office where he practices in the areas of financial regulation, financial crime, and regulatory investigations. He is a member of the Firm's EMEA Financial Services & Insurance Steering Committee, as well as its Global Funds and FinTech Groups. He participates actively in industry bodies including the Alternative Investment Managers Association. He has authored a number of articles and other publications, most notably acting as a general editor of and contributor to the International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice, and A Practitioner's Guide to the Law and Regulation of Financial Crime.


Paula De Biase leads the Financial Services Regulatory Department in the Madrid office. With more than 14 years' experience in financial regulation, she has advised national and international clients in various areas of the financial services sector: payment services, fund management, investment services, consumer credit and other banking and insurance services, including Fintech initiatives and other online and mobile solutions. Paula has taught Banking Law in the Master's programmes of several universities: the International Legal Consultancy degree at IE; the International Law, Foreign Trade and International Relations degree at ISDE; the Business Law degree at the Universidad de Navarra, and the Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship degree at INCARI/Rafael del Pino Foundation.


Kimberly Everitt is Baker McKenzie's knowledge lawyer for Financial Services Regulation & Enforcement, covering the EMEA region, and brings over a decade of experience to the team in both knowledge and fee-earning roles. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Kim held roles specializing in contentious financial services regulation knowledge, and her fee-earning roles covered non-contentious regulation in the private equity and general financial services sectors.