Baker McKenzie

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Baker McKenzie’s FinTech working group is an inter-departmental team that aims to serve clients with cross-border objectives. Foreign startups trust the firm to handle their entry into the Japanese FinTech market. Domestic e-payments and virtual currency ventures instruct Baker McKenzie to research international financial regulations. The firm seeks to bridge the gap between the international and Japanese FinTech communities.

Notable practitioners

Gavin Raftery heads the firm's FinTech Working Group and is recognised by his clients as an "excellent business partner." He advises financial institution and technology clients in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He also serves as co-head of the Tokyo banking and finance group.