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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.

The Fintech Files: Payments and Crypto

We have teamed up with Crafty Counsel on a video series on fintech in the UK, focusing on the fast-growing payments and crypto markets. What keeps clients awake at night? What are the big market trends? What are the regulators thinking? Each video tackles one aspect of the fintech legal environment that is relevant right now, focusing on the practicalities and market intelligence.

Myth-busting cryptoasset regulation

Crypto is one of the most talked about and volatile sectors of the global financial system. However, amid all the noise, some myths have taken hold - and it’s time to bust them open. Is it really true that if a token is not a “security”, then it’s unregulated? Are banks “good to go” on issuing crypto tokens? “My competitor does it - why can’t I?” Monica Sah, Partner and Diego Ballon Ossio, Senior Associate and members of the Clifford Chance Tech Group, set the record straight.

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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.


Sustainable digital finance: How technology can accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy

The UK needs to act now to harness the benefits that technology can bring to accelerate the availability and use of green and sustainable finance, as well as to address the growing challenges and potential harms.

TheCityUK, in partnership with Clifford Chance, has published a new report on sustainable digital finance, which shares five recommendations for policymakers to ensure that the UK retains its leadership in sustainable digital finance, while meeting its international obligations and other applicable targets.

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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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