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Financial Services and Payments

We act for financial firms and their providers across a wide range of core financial services platforms and solutions, including advising on the regulatory impacts and risks of acquiring new technologies.

Notable deals and highlights

  • We advised a leading mobile operator on a series of m-payments projects, including its m-payments joint venture arrangements with other mobile network operators.
  • We advised a major international bank on the terms and conditions of use for its innovative m-payments service.
  • We acted for Starbucks on its arrangements to establish an authorised e-money issuer as part of its loyalty card, and subsequently on the UK implementation of European Directives on E-Money and Payment Services.
  • We advised Nintendo on the payments aspects of the launch of its UK online retail store.
  • We acted for a leading UK bank on a series of e-money programmes, including the launch of mobile banking systems on iPhone and an alliance agreement with Google.
  • We advised the Payments Council on competition and regulatory issues across a number of projects, including those associated with collaborative use and procurements of payments infrastructure and the Central Account Switching Service.
  • We advised Travelex in relation to dynamic currency conversion services across the Nordic countries, including advice on SEPA regulations relating to credit transfers and direct debits in Euros.
  • We acted for Stagecoach on its mobile ticketing collaboration with EE.
  • Germany's Tech & Finance team advised Finance Platform Vivid Money on the market launch of its mobile banking app. The team provides legal support for the Banking as a Service (BaaS) cooperation with Solaris Bank as well as other legal issues in connection with the Vivid Money offering.
  • A team from our German offices advised an open banking and data analytics platform regarding a cloud solution platform as well as a collaboration agreement with (other topics involve e-signatures, AML, video registrations). The same team also advised Epay/ Cadooz on privacy and corporate issues.

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