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The fintech world is a dynamic place to be, with new services emerging every week that are transforming retail banking, payment services, asset management and fundraising. The opportunities for growth and disruption are huge, but all those involved must be prepared to weigh the risks, which can include stringent regulatory hurdles, aggressive competition and the threat of cybercrime and data breaches, against the potential rewards.
With our strong track record in financial services, exceptional regulatory expertise and close working relationships with regulators, we are well placed to advise clients across the fintech sector. We work with UK and international established entrepreneurs and start-ups launching new ventures, as well as investors looking for opportunities in fintech. At the other end of the spectrum we advise large financial services institutions, telecommunications and technology companies, both as they develop fintech services on a proprietary basis and seek new acquisitions in the field.
For our clients, the most valuable aspect of what we offer is the broad range of our expertise. Few firms can bring together teams of leading financial services specialists, alongside experts in intellectual property, corporate law, and the range of other areas where legal questions arise, from tax and employment to commercial contracts and disputes.
We regularly advise growing businesses looking to raise funds, to secure or franchise intellectual property and on issues linked to data protection. Supporting clients on regulation, we help fintech businesses to develop effective customer documentation and terms, on internal compliance matters and as they shape new services for licensing.
We have a long-held reputation for delivering exceptional results for our clients and a strong tradition of excellent service – which today we can pair with the fresh thinking required to advise clients in one of the most exciting and fast-moving sectors there is.