Our award-winning Fintech, Market Infrastructure & Payments Group acts as strategic advisor on market-leading, innovative and paradigm-shifting projects.
We are the ‘go-to’ legal advisor for financial market infrastructures (FMIs), as well as payments and fintech businesses. We provide strategic advice in relation to wholesale and retail payments, securities settlement, and the development of innovative and cutting-edge products and systems using cloud technologies, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets.
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, and contentious/disputes matters.
The strong relationships we have with clients, alongside our active involvement with leading FMI, financial markets and fintech-related trade associations, means we help to shape the direction of legal and regulatory developments in wholesale and retail payments, securities settlement, fintech, crypto and digital assets, 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 experience is also invaluable when servicing other clients – including those who participate in the systems operated by FMIs or who are building innovative products and solutions built on new technologies in an evolving legal and regulatory landscape (like DLT, crypto and other digital assets).
Awards and recognition
Our FMIP Group is well recognised by the market for its work and has won numerous awards. The team's recent awards and recognition include:
- Moving the Market Forward Award 2021: Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe
- 12th Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe 2021: Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe
- Band 1 in Financial Services Non-Contentious Regulatory by Chambers & Partners