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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Fintech<br />


Working together to keep innovating financial services

Our cross border fintech practice is uniquely placed to help deliver your most exciting and complex projects. Our established experience in the sector and footprint across five continents will help you to navigate rapidly-evolving legal challenges. 

We advise disrupters across the fintech ecosystem including crypto custodians and exchanges, payments, web3, digital banks, insurtechs, peer-to-peer platforms, token issuers, consumer lending, robo-advisory, as well as established financial institutions and corporates, governments, regulators, trade bodies, industry-wide consortia and emerging players.

We have in-depth experience advising financial institutions and asset managers on areas such as fintech investments and M&A, digital bonds and securities, product development (including blockchain and DLT platforms utilising smart contracts, payments initiatives, web3 projects), commercial contracts and partnerships.

We are committed to helping you to achieve your goals by providing commercially-focused legal advice of the highest quality that consistently exceeds expectations. Our unrivalled international experience enables us to deliver seamless cross-border and specialist advice on the most innovative and complex tech-driven projects and financing,

What can we do for you? Whether you are a disrupter or an established institution we are best placed to advise you on corporate matters including VC, M&A and investments, funds, corporate structuring, financial services regulation, capital markets, derivatives, employment, IP, litigation, investigations and enforcement, risk management crisis planning and response, tax, data protection and cybersecurity, outsourcing, commercial agreements and operational resilience.

We are deeply immersed in the work of trade and industry bodies that are influencing the shape of the fintech market globally, often working closely alongside our clients including leading financial institutions, asset managers and corporates. This work puts us at the forefront of major changes taking place and uniquely positions us to advise on development of fintech policy. Clifford Chance's dedicated tech public policy team works seamlessly alongside our global transactional teams. In addition to our unmatched relationships with industry bodies, we have an influential role advising and discussing with governments, international bodies, regulators and other policy makers on many fintech-related topics.

About our experience

Advising an American multinational financial services firm and a Digital Asset firm on its successful first industry pilot under the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Advising an Asian sovereign wealth fund via its capital management vehicle, on its investment in Immutable X, a leading non-fungible token (NFT) trading platform powered by Ethereum.

Advising a regulated capital markets technology platform on its expansion into new markets.

Advising a prominent asset manager in the US on the structuring, organization, presentation to investors, and launch of a cryptocurrency private fund with a unique and highly innovative investment strategy aimed at solving some of the inherent issues facing the sector.

Adyen for a number of years on a wide variety of transactions and regulatory matters.

Advising a Singapore-based online platform for secondary market trading of commercial loans in relation to the UK regulatory perimeter.

Advising a leading Fortune 500 fintech provider, on its strategic acquisition of Payrix, a fintech company that specializes in embedded payments technology, from an investor group led by Blue Star Innovation Partners.

Advising a Central Bank on its Central Bank Digital Currency Implementation Strategy.

Advising a global e-commerce platform on structuring of embedded financing arrangements.

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