Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Bryan Cave is widely respected for its capability in advising on FinTech regulations, where the firm has provided expert regulatory advice on topics covering cryptocurrencies and the launch of new digital payment services in the Russian market. The firm is well equipped to provide support on M&A transactions and in the setting up of new FinTech funds. Bryan Cave is regularly called upon to facilitate the implementation of initial coin offerings and utility tokens in the Russian market.

Strengths"BCLP is probably one of the biggest heavyweights in the market here in Russia for FinTech."

"I understand they've invested quite a lot into their financial regulatory capabilities in this field."

Work highlights Advised PJSC Sovcombank in connection with its entering into a financial services strategic partnership agreement with IDRAM LLC (jointly with CJSC IDBank) and Mobile Payments LLC.

Notable practitioners

Ekaterina Dedova
is the head of the firm's TMT practice, in which field she boasts substantial experience in transactional matters. She is also an expert in corporate law, and has advised on some of the most complex domestic and international transactions in the FinTech sector. She is a thought leader in the Russian FinTech sector and regularly publishes reports and articles delivering insights into the legal and regulatory implications of cryptocurrencies and digitalisation in the financial industry. "Ekaterina is fantastic for banking-related projects," says an interviewee.