Understanding FinTech.

The technology market is fast paced, dynamic, and constantly innovating. In recent years disruptive technology entrants have been making their mark on the financial services sector, creating ground-breaking products and services which have unsettled the established order and changed the course of the industry in ways that were previously unthought of. Such innovation requires fresh thinking, tenacity, an ability to move quickly, and advisers that understand and believe in the idea. Financial tech (FinTech) businesses need legal advisers that work alongside them as partners.

We boast a flourishing FinTech practice acting across the breadth of business stages from start-up, through rapid growth and to exit. Working with entrepreneurs, SMEs, investors and venture capitalists, we understand the challenges facing technology businesses, and offer a uniquely tailored service.

Our practice advises a diverse client base including challenger banks, peer-to-peer e-payment vehicles, Forex companies and those utilising Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

We have particular expertise advising on corporate, commercial, data protection, and intellectual property issues and in resolving disputes. We regularly advise companies and projects looking to raise funds via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Security Token Offerings (STOs) in regards to UK law and FCA regulation and the contractual relationship between those offering the token and the token holder.

We understand that, in the FinTech market, simple is better. We keep our approach light touch, focusing only on what needs to be done to secure the best result as quickly as possible, freeing you up to focus on the progression of your business.

Understanding FinTech.

The technology market is fast paced, dynamic, and constantly innovating. In recent years disruptive technology entrants have been making their mark on the financial services sector, creating ground-breaking products and services which have unsettled the established order and changed the course of the industry in ways that were previously unthought of. Such innovation requires fresh thinking, tenacity, an ability to move quickly, and advisers that understand and believe in the idea. Financial tech (FinTech) businesses need legal advisers that work alongside them as partners.

We boast a flourishing FinTech practice acting across the breadth of business stages from start-up, through rapid growth and to exit. Working with entrepreneurs, SMEs, investors and venture capitalists, we understand the challenges facing technology businesses, and offer a uniquely tailored service.

Our practice advises a diverse client base including challenger banks, peer-to-peer e-payment vehicles, Forex companies and those utilising Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

We have particular expertise advising on corporate, commercial, data protection, and intellectual property issues and in resolving disputes. We regularly advise companies and projects looking to raise funds via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Security Token Offerings (STOs) in regards to UK law and FCA regulation and the contractual relationship between those offering the token and the token holder.

We understand that, in the FinTech market, simple is better. We keep our approach light touch, focusing only on what needs to be done to secure the best result as quickly as possible, freeing you up to focus on the progression of your business.

Robin Henry

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution Services

Crypto currency account dispute

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We are currently acting for a client who entered into a trade on a cryptocurrency exchange, making a large windfall profit. The dispute is with the exchange following its freezing of the account alleging that the cryptocurrency wallet had been hacked.

Advising a commodity derivatives platform

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We advised a commodity derivatives platform, on the regulatory and commercial aspects of managing its platform. In particular we provided perimeter regulatory guidance as to whether the platform could be undertaking regulated activities in various scenarios, in order to conduct brokerage of potentially exempt products. We also had to consider whether its activities could be interpreted as operating a trading venue.

Funding for cross-channel information platform

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We advised on the ‘Series A’ funding of a company operating a cross channel platform for secure authentication and information exchange for the banking, government, healthcare, e-commerce sectors.

Crypto currency trading platform

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We advised a central Europe-based client building a platform offering access to artificial-intelligence powered crypto currency trading tools, on UK regulation regarding ICOs and token sales.

ICO for Stablecoin project

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We advised a Japanese based client on the legal and regulatory aspects in regards to raising funds via an initial coin offering (ICO) for its stablecoin project.

ICO corporate and regulatory advice

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We advised a leading provider of regulatory services in the crypto space on a range of corporate and regulatory matters, including the regulatory impact of selling initial coin offerings (ICOs) into the UK market, various block trades in crypto currencies, and assorted corporate structure matters, including debt, ICO and equity financing.

Commercial advice to start-up bank

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We advise a leading start-up online bank on an on-going basis on multiple commercial matters including terms and conditions, services agreements, influencer agreements and others.

Robin Henry

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution Services

Crypto currency account dispute

We are currently acting for a client who entered into a trade on a cryptocurrency exchange, making a large windfall profit. The dispute is with the exchange following its freezing of the account alleging that the cryptocurrency wallet had been hacked.

Advising a commodity derivatives platform

We advised a commodity derivatives platform, on the regulatory and commercial aspects of managing its platform. In particular we provided perimeter regulatory guidance as to whether the platform could be undertaking regulated activities in various scenarios, in order to conduct brokerage of potentially exempt products. We also had to consider whether its activities could be interpreted as operating a trading venue.

Funding for cross-channel information platform

We advised on the ‘Series A’ funding of a company operating a cross channel platform for secure authentication and information exchange for the banking, government, healthcare, e-commerce sectors.

Crypto currency trading platform

We advised a central Europe-based client building a platform offering access to artificial-intelligence powered crypto currency trading tools, on UK regulation regarding ICOs and token sales.

ICO for Stablecoin project

We advised a Japanese based client on the legal and regulatory aspects in regards to raising funds via an initial coin offering (ICO) for its stablecoin project.

ICO corporate and regulatory advice

We advised a leading provider of regulatory services in the crypto space on a range of corporate and regulatory matters, including the regulatory impact of selling initial coin offerings (ICOs) into the UK market, various block trades in crypto currencies, and assorted corporate structure matters, including debt, ICO and equity financing.

Commercial advice to start-up bank

We advise a leading start-up online bank on an on-going basis on multiple commercial matters including terms and conditions, services agreements, influencer agreements and others.

View our FinTech Lawyers:

Nigel Brahams
Valentina Falicheva

Valentina Falicheva

Associate

Talk to Valentina about Commercial & Corporate & Data protection

Richard Viegas

Richard Viegas

Partner - Head of Commercial Disputes

Talk to Richard about Commercial disputes

Simon de Broise

Simon de Broise

Senior Associate

Talk to Simon about Banking & financial disputes

Helen Ingram

Helen Ingram

Associate

Talk to Helen about Banking & financial disputes

Craig Deuchrass

Craig Deuchrass

Senior Associate

Talk to Craig about Banking & financial disputes

Robin Henry

Robin Henry

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution Services

Talk to Robin about Banking & financial disputes & Insolvency & corporate recovery