FinTech Legal - London
What the team is known for
Allen & Overy's outstanding institutional client list, and stable of cutting-edge startups in its Fuse incubator, can take advantage of an exceptional level of expertise in the FinTech market. The firm has notable lawyers in its banking and finance, capital markets and corporate practices. A&O has especially outstanding capabilities in handling complex payments matters.
"The team is technically very competent - always bringing great knowledge to our situation."
"They think about the question before answering. They definitely have industry knowledge and are nice to work with. It's really nice to know if I have an urgent matter they will be approachable."
Advised Western Union on the launch and international expansion of a stored value digital wallet and online contracting service.
Ben Regnard-Weinrabe co-leads the London FinTech practice and specialises in financial regulatory questions relating to payments, cryptocurrencies, and lending and trading platforms. He is highly praised by peers and clients and has an impressive global client base. "Ben is very enthusiastic and thrives on those tricky questions. He brainstorms and works through such questions well, and is also very practical in the way he explains."
Nikki Johnstone is a partner in the firm's banking regulatory and FinTech practice. She regularly advises tech businesses, e-money entities and digital banks.