Overview
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In the drive to digitise, automate and improve financial processes and security there is an increased demand for legal support. This support covers financial regulation, fundraising techniques, data and privacy management and financial transparency as well as the need to help foster the growth of businesses in the sector. Our team of experts have lived and breathed these cutting edge and evolving issues at the sharp end, advising public and private sector bodies, service providers and recipients in the capacity as private practitioners and as in house counsel.

As a team of experts with a strong track record in Banking & Finance, Insurance, Private equity and fundraising, intellectual property protection, Regulation and Governance, coupled with technology and its use, and the collection, use and monetisation of data, we are well placed to advise clients across the FinTech sector.

We advise across the spectrum of legal issues, from advice on perimeter rules and regulatory issues, to product development, and distribution and marketing . Our team of FinTech lawyers can support your business in getting to grips with innovative technologies covering crypto assets, blockchain, alternative lending such as crowdfunding, e-banking/m-banking and digital wallets, insurtech, regtech, payment platforms and AI, machine learning and automation as well as advising upon infrastructure, cloud computing and procurement and cyber security, working closely with our wider technology, corporate and IP teams and as well as our data protection experts.

With a sound understanding of the complexities of global compliance, we ensure your business is compliant with regulation and laws as they apply to FinTechs.
We also offer clients in the sector expertise on how to set up and grow their businesses attracting funding through various rounds to optimise capital structures while ensuring founder protection and avoiding over-dilution of their equity.

The firm also works closely with Fintech specialist firm, Karm who have offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Karm have been recognised as one of GCC’s top emerging tech law firms and regularly speak at events around cyber security, blockchain and data protection.

Karl Foster, Rachelle Sellek and Jonathan Geen are regular contributors to talks and seminars on blockchain regulation and the future of money and payment systems.

  • Advising MyPinPad, a UK fintech payment services platform on set up and funding from inception through various funding rounds to become a global player in the payment services/ MPOS market with its innovative mobile device encryption systems.
  • Representing wealth management business Wealthify on fundraising for its online investment service which is now a major player in the personal financial management arena.
  • Representing Delio Wealth, a fast growth investment platform, on aspects of its UK operation and corporate set up
  • Advising Middle East and US based Crowdendue on UK set up and regulation of its charitable crowdfunding platform including FCA regulation, compliance with PSP and gaming rules and on corporate set up.
  • Advising UK/Singaporean investors Jomabe on its joint venture coin issuance platform, backed by debt securities.
  • Assisting Swisswide AG of Zug, Switzerland on its negotiations with UK and Hong Kong based funders of its bond issuance platform backed by blockchain and AI technology.
  • Representing blockchain domain platform, Wallet Systems, on its funding rounds with seed and Series A investors

Accolades

  • The Time’s Best Law FIrms 2020
    Acuity Law

Words from our clients

  • ‘Very commercial and pragmatic.’
    ‘An entrepreneurial approach.’
    Acuity Law – Legal 500