Our Fintech, Market Infrastructure and Payments Group has won awards for the innovative and paradigm-shifting nature of its work.
We are the ‘go-to’ practice for financial market infrastructures (FMIs) and payment institutions who are seeking legal advice on wholesale and retail payment, settlement issues and fintech offerings. Between them, our clients are responsible for moving billions of pounds worth of securities and payments on a daily basis. No other UK firm has our presence in this area.
Our cross-disciplinary team provides a one-stop shop for all of our clients’ requirements extending across financial services regulatory, competition, IP, technology, data protection, privacy law, banking and insolvency matters.
The strong relationships we have with clients, alongside our active involvement with leading FMI-related trade associations, means we help to shape the direction of wholesale and retail payments and securities developments, rather than merely advising on them. By doing so, we can add extraordinary value.
Assisting Her Majesty’s Government, policymakers, regulators, central banks and legislators to develop laws and regulations comes as second nature to us. Providing unique knowledge of the complex workings of those institutions that sit at the heart of, and which are the lifeblood of, the financial markets, forms the basis of our FMIP Group's advice. This quality is also invaluable when servicing other clients who participate in the systems operated by FMIs.
For international transactions, we have formed close alliances with leading overseas firms to provide you with worldwide legal advice. We coordinate and manage this process for you to ensure a smooth and seamless service.