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Companies operating where innovation and regulation meet need counsel as agile, creative, and resourceful as they are. Freshfields’ cross-disciplinary fintech group works with clients driving the transformation of financial services around the world, from global technology companies to startups, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind them.

Our clients include new market entrants – neobanks and neobrokers, funding platforms, deposit platforms, payment service providers, digital asset companies and robo-advisers – as well as incumbent financial services firms, tech and industrial companies, and financial sponsors. With a team operating in every major financial center, and the key fintech markets of Silicon Valley, New York and Hong Kong, we provide seamless coverage around the clock.

We work across the fintech ecosystem to help clients navigate the critical issues facing them at all stages of the lifecycle, including debt and equity funding rounds to IPO readiness and exits through public or private markets.

We guide fintech clients through a global regulatory landscape that is rapidly evolving – to assess whether and how existing regimes apply to their products and to secure the licenses or charters that may be needed. We provide advice on product development and compliance, from data privacy and consumer protection, to anti-money laundering and sanctions requirements, to foreign investment controls and competition rules.

We assist with important licensing and partnership arrangements, including the IP and IT issues that arise, and we represent clients in their most critical strategic transactions, from carve-outs to private and public M&A, reorganization and restructuring. When investigations or dispute arise, we provide market-leading litigation/arbitration and enforcement capabilities in jurisdictions across the globe.

Watch the video below to learn more about our US Fintech practice.


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