Disruptive technologies are changing the face of financial services and overturning assumptions about the way they are delivered. As technology evolves, the provision of financial services must evolve with it. It’s time to rethink traditional approaches to regulatory and legal issues.

We have long been recognized as a leading financial services and technology firm, working closely with clients on major legislative and regulatory issues affecting financial services and payment systems across the globe. Advising on both the commercial and regulatory issues, we understand the FinTech market and its players, ensuring that you receive the most current and relevant advice for your business.

Our multidisciplinary FinTech team helps established and emerging bank and non-bank FinTech clients, including fast-growing FinTech companies, navigate the industry’s regulatory environment as it evolves and as new technology platforms emerge, through advising on:

  • Commercial Agreements
  • Licensing and Alliances
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Financings

Our advice is informed by our extensive experience in financial services, technology, intellectual property, data protection, and cybersecurity, as well as our deep understanding of how industry-specific practices and regulations affect the implementation of technology solutions.

Our clients include many of the most recognizable and newly emerging FinTech companies in the world, involved in:

  • State Money Transmission and Federal Money Services Business
  • Marketplace Lending (Regulatory Advice, Licensing, and Partnerships)
  • Payments/Billing Technologies
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Federal Bank Secrecy Act and Sanctions
  • Digital/Crypto Currencies and Ledger Technologies
  • Personal Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Banking Services

Whether from a cross-border basis, or on a national, federal, or state level, we both advise established businesses on a project-by-project basis, and act as “outsourced” in-house counsel for emerging businesses. We are well positioned to help our clients succeed in a fast-moving, highly competitive market for technology-driven financial services.

We are client-focused and drive results. Our clients have described us as: “intensely dedicated to achieving the client’s objectives”; “highly creative problem solvers”; and “incredibly responsive,” noting that our group has “the deepest knowledge of the intersection between commercial and IT law. That’s rare to find in a person, let alone an entire group.”

Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech 2019
Global-wide (Legal)
U.S. (Legal)
Hong Kong (Legal: Hong Kong-based) 
Singapore (Legal)

U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
Litigation - Banking & Finance – Law Firm of the Year 2019
Financial Services Regulation Law – Law Firm of the Year 2018 and 2014
Information Technology Law – Law Firm of the Year 2018 and 2013

Chambers Global 2017
Global: Capital Markets: Equity
Global: Data Protection
Global: Intellectual Property
Global: Outsourcing
Global: TMT
Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets: Equity
Asia-Pacific: Corporate/M&A
Asia-Pacific: Intellectual Property
Asia-Pacific: TMT
China: Capital Markets: Equity: International Firms
China: Corporate/M&A: The Elite: International Firms
China: Intellectual Property: International Firms
Japan: Banking & Finance: International Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Domestic
Japan: Capital Markets: International: US Law
Japan: Corporate/M&A: International Firms
Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms
United States: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
United States: Capital Markets: Derivatives
United States: Corporate/M&A
United States: Intellectual Property: Patent
United States: Outsourcing
United States: Privacy & Data Security

Chambers USA 2018
National: Capital Markets: Derivatives
National: Corporate/M&A
National: Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
National: Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation)
National: Intellectual Property
National: Outsourcing
National: Privacy & Data Security
National: Startups & Emerging Companies
California: Intellectual Property
California: IT & Outsourcing: Transactions
California: Labor & Employment
California: Litigation: General Commercial
California: Venture Capital
New York: Corporate/M&A
New York: Litigation: General Commercial
New York: Technology & Outsourcing

Legal 500 US 2018

Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers; Advice to Underwriters
Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Issuers; Advice to Managers
Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Advice to Issuers; Advice to Underwriters
Cyber Law
Financial Services Regulatory
Financial Services Litigation
Intellectual Property: Copyright; Patent Licensing; Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution; Trademark Litigation; Trade Secrets
Structured Finance
Technology: Transactions
Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

IFLR1000 2019
China: M&A: Foreign Firms
Germany: M&A
Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Debt
Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity
Hong Kong: M&A
Japan: Banking: Foreign Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Debt
Japan: Capital Markets: Debt: Foreign Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Equity
Japan: Capital Markets: Equity: Foreign Firms
Japan: M&A: Foreign Firms
Japan: M&A: Local Firms
Singapore: M&A: Foreign Firms
UK: Capital Markets: Debt
UK: Capital Markets: Derivatives
United States: Banking
United States: Capital Markets: Debt
United States: Capital Markets: Equity
United States: Capital Markets: Derivatives
United States: Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization
United States: Financial Services Regulatory
United States: M&A

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2019
National: Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)
National: Corporate Law (Tier 1)
National: Derivatives and Futures Law (Tier 1)
National: Financial Services Regulation Law (Tier 1)
National: Information Technology Law (Tier 1)
National: IP Litigation (Tier 1)
National: Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 1)
National: Patent Law (Tier 1)
National: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)
National: Securities/Capital Markets Law (Tier 1)
National: Securities Regulation (Tier 1)
National: Securitization and Structured Finance Law (Tier 1)
National: Tax Law (Tier 1)
National: Technology Law (Tier 1)
National: Venture Capital Law (Tier 1)

Women in Compliance Awards
Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year, 2015 and 2016

Litigation Powerhouse 2016
IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013
Privacy & Consumer Protection Practice Group of the Year 2012

Financial Times: US Innovative Lawyers
One of five firms ranked “Highly Commended” in the category of Enabling Business Growth, 2017
Overall winner of the Innovation in Social Responsibility category, 2016
One of four firms ranked “Standout” in the category of New Products and Techniques, 2016
One of four firms ranked “Standout” in the category of Enabling Clients Business, 2015
One of five firms ranked "Standout" in the category of Finance, 2012

Thomson Reuters Accelus Compliance Awards 2012, 2014
One of Five Firms Shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year

Vault Guide 2014
#1 Technology Law Firm

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