Burness Paull

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for From its Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offices, Burness Paull advises leading financial institutions and growing FinTech companies on market-leading technology, payments and data projects. The firm is one of the largest and most experienced independent Scottish firms and is engaged in complex FinTech mandates, evidenced by an enviable roster of clients over the last twelve months. Burness Paull is a founding member of FinTech Scotland and works closely alongside the government's Scottish Development International office.

Strengths"There's no other firm with such a high-profile and in-depth connectivity to the Scottish FinTech community. The firm is famous for its support and collaboration in growing this dynamic sector."

"They have a leadership role in the market and must be the most impressive firm operating in Scotland when it comes to working with the smallest FinTechs."

Work highlights Advised the Scottish Friendly Assurance Society on the drafting of its distribution agreements and advised on financial regulatory matters.

Notable practitioners

The "personable and knowledgeable"
Callum Sinclair
co-heads the firm's FinTech group and is head of the technology and commercial teams. Sinclair acts for some of the firm's biggest technology clients on market-leading outsourcing and enterprise cloud mandates. "Callum is a hugely creative, collaborative lawyer who inspires trust and confidence in his colleagues," says a market insider. "He's proactive, responsive and has an excellent level of knowledge in this particular area," insists another interviewee.