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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Global. Integrated. Tech Expertise.

Technology has disrupted financial services.
The industry is being transformed.

Our global fintech team is uniquely placed to help deliver your most exciting and complex finance and tech-related matters. We can help you utilise technologies such as blockchain, smart contracts, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to transform your operations, whilst considering the legal, ethical and practical risks.

With significant depth across five continents, our global reach and breadth of expertise across fintech is unparalleled. Our world-leading international finance practice seamlessly combines with our exceptional global Tech Group, breaking down traditional practice area boundaries.

Fintech in 2021: Five Trends to Watch

The Covid-19 crisis has brought technology use to the fore in the financial sector and beyond, with businesses seeing two or three years’ expected progress compressed into two or three months last year. The pandemic's impact on fintech businesses and regulatory agendas is ongoing, coupled with pressure from both consumers and businesses to get tech regulation right. What does this mean for global fintech in 2021?

From sustainable fintech and CBDC developments to greater scrutiny of data and increased antitrust enforcement, we predict five developments for key fintech areas including AI, data, payments and crypto.

Find out more about Fintech in 2021: Five Trends to Watch

International fintech expertise

We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals by providing commercially-focused legal advice of the highest quality that consistently exceeds expectations.

Our unrivalled international experience in finance and tech enables us to deliver seamless cross-border and specialist advice on the most innovative and complex tech-driven projects and financings.

Advising all fintech ecosystem participants

We advise established financial institutions and corporates, governments, regulators, trade bodies, industry-wide consortia and emerging players on a broad range of multi-disciplinary transactional, regulatory and contentious matters.


Client highlights

Credit Suisse
We advised Credit Suisse on the establishment of their digital private banking platform and acquisition of/collaboration with a fintech startup to enhance the provision of financial services on such digital platform.

International financial centre
We advised an international financial centre on the drafting of their crowdfunding regulatory framework including preparing policy positions and detailed rules.

We advised Citi on the development and launch of the Proxymity digital voting platform.

Fintech Topic Guide

Visit the Fintech Topic Guide to find information on relevant regulatory initiatives and legislative developments, as well as all our fintech-focused briefings and seminars.

View the guide

Meet the Fintech Team

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