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:
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:
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 2019Financial Services Regulation Law – Law Firm of the Year 2018 and 2014 Information Technology Law – Law Firm of the Year 2018 and 2013
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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
Law360Litigation Powerhouse 2016IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013Privacy & 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
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