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Bowmans (Coulson Harney)

FinTech Legal

1 ranked individualsBand 1KenyaFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Bowmans is held in high regard by clients for its ability to provide legal support on cross-border transactions and intellectual property matters in the FinTech sector. A full-service firm, Bowmans is called on by clients for significant mandates concerning payments, blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial services regulation, among others. Bowmans are active participants in the Kenyan FinTech community, contributing to conferences addressing topical issues of the domestic market.

Strengths

"The FinTech practice at Bowmans is fantastic, spectacular. They were able to call on various African resources and give clients advice from multiple locations. They do that very well - present their advice in a uniform manner."

Work highlights

Acted as local counsel to Coinbase in conducting an extensive regulatory review on the regulation of cryptowallets, cryptocurrencies and cryptosecurities in Kenya.

Notable practitioners

John Syekei is a respected figure in the field of intellectual property.He has additional strengths in payment law and information technology, drawing on these complementary areas of expertise in advising FinTech clients.

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Kenya

FinTech Legal


John Syekei
Band 3