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FinTech

As a leading finance and technology firm, we provide commercially relevant advice to creators and users of FinTech in ways that create value and mitigate risk. Helping to from early funding to large scale M&A for global organisations; from understanding regulatory risk to implementing compliant solutions working with the regulators; from building models for technology exploitation to some of the most cutting edge privacy and technology advice for market leading financial and technology firms.

Our lawyers work across specialisms and offices to provide clients with fintech advice and have a long record of accomplishment in supporting our clients to expand their businesses:

  • Advising UPG plc on its acquisition of Payment Company gmbh (a German payment processing company) and its separate acquisition of Accept Cards Limited (an electronic payment solutions provider)
  • Advising the shareholders of Currencies Direct on the Corporate and FS regulatory aspects of the £300m sale of this foreign exchange payments business, to Palamon Capital Partners and Corsair Capital
  • Advising RBC Capital Markets on a secondary fundraising involving a placing of new shares in AIM listed Globo PLC, raising approximately £24 million. The funds raised will be used by Globo to accelerate its mobile apps platform, Go!Enterprise , in the US and Western Europe and expand its Mobility Business Solutions division
  • We helped Atom Bank successfully negotiate with Google to put its entire core banking systems into the Google cloud in a manner acceptable to Google and in which the FCA was content
  • Advising a major investment based crowdfunding site on how best to expand its regulatory position to suit its developing business needs
  • Advice to crowdfunding platform Crowdbnk on its establishment and business model
  • Advising on an insurance company and asset management subsidiary on outsourcing of all investment management to a mainstream player and related transfer of wrap products and clients to a platform offering
  • Acting for Charles Stanley Securities on the placing of ordinary shares by AIM and ESM listed company First Derivatives plc, a provider of software and consulting services to the capital markets industry, raising £13.3m

What others say...

Chambers 2019

"They are up-to-date, involved, and know what's going on with the tech. They took the time to understand what I was doing and what was needed legally to make it happen."

"Creative in their approach, which got us the solution we needed." 


Legal 500

"Fieldfisher's FinTech group stands out for its commitment to advising start-ups and growth scale companies in the digital payments and banking space, on all aspects of their development, including fundraising, PSD2 compliance and implementation, cross-border regulatory issues, market access requirements, commercial contracts and cloud banking.

"Outside of this core area the team has further expertise in the areas of blockchain, p2p lending, M&A and data privacy."

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