FinTech

Fintech is defined loosely as technology companies that disrupt the traditional financial sector and includes technologies that are altering the face of payments, money transfers, trading platforms, financial transactions, crowdfunding and lending. This is a fast changing area and financial regulation is racing to catch up.    

Your business thrives on speed, security and innovative technology. We can solve your disputes, ensure you are compliant and help you innovate.    Dealing with technically complex platforms which push the boundaries of current methods can be daunting. Our specialists are experienced in helping you meet these challenges. 

Our dedicated team has the right mix of skills and experience to support you on a wide range of issues, from developing complex platforms, to dealing with data protection issues and IT outsourcing.

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Latest Reports

  • Ethereum on a pile of cryptocurrency

    On 7 January 2021, HM Treasury (“HMT”) published its long-awaited consultation paper on the UK regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins (the “Consultation Paper”). This Consultation Paper was announced in the budget of March 2020 and has been eagerly awaited by the UK cryptoasset industry. In summary, the consultation paper ...

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    The FCA yesterday published its final rules on the marketing of speculative mini-bonds to retail investors, which will apply from 1 January 2021. This follows the FCA’s introduction of temporary rules banning the marketing of these instruments to retail investors on 1 January 2020, and a subsequent consultation relating to ...

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    In this article, the second in the series, we continue to look at recent regulatory developments impacting the FinTech industry. Our first article looked at the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) ban on the marketing and distribution of crypto-derivatives to retail investors and its latest sandbox schemes. Here, we discuss ...

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    Over the last three weeks, financial services regulators across the globe have been busy publishing a range of initiatives which will impact on the FinTech industry world-wide. The common theme across all the publications is the regulators’ quest to strike the right balance between encouraging innovation on the one hand ...

  • Fibre optic cables

    Electronic Securities are regarded as movables – register entry instead of paper form – recording also of blockchain-based crypto securities The draft law for the introduction of Electronic Securities Act (Gesetz über elektronische Wertpapiere – eWpG-E) published on 11 August this year opens a new chapter in German securities law. ...

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