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.
Tax & Estate Planning: Decrypting a digital world
Understanding how cryptoassets work, how they will be taxed and how they will pass from generation to generation has never been more important as individuals branch out into these new investments. In this guide we provide an overview of cryptoassets, their legal treatment in the UK, and how they should be considered in tax and estate planning.Download guide