Clifford Chance's highly skilled team of lawyers provides multidisciplinary commercial, transactional, regulatory and contentious advice to established and emerging players in the FinTech sector. It is capable of handling complex mandates from its worldwide offices, a network centred on its London headquarters. The firm is best known for the strength of its corporate and banking groups, although recent innovative engagements with regulators, governments, sovereign wealth funds and technology giants show growing appreciation of the firm's technology practice.
"Most of the matters we are working with Clifford Chance on are cross-border and encompass many jurisdictions. The coordinating capabilities of the Clifford Chance team in London have been excellent and invaluable to our work."
"We are very happy to rely on Clifford Chance as experts on the leading edge of how technological changes are impacting financial institutions and the law."
Advising HQLAx and Deutsche Börse on their jointly developed distributed ledger technology solution for frictionless collateral swaps in the securities lending market.
The "talented" Kate Scott is a partner in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution group. Scott specialises in follow-on litigation from regulatory investigations. She also advises on contentious crypto-asset matters, and on legal and regulatory issues arising from the use of artificial intelligence in financial institutions.
Jonathan Kewley co-heads the Clifford Chance tech group. Kewley has been actively involved in the past 12 months on matters involving tech ethics, artificial intelligence, cyber-security and blockchain regulation. "Jonathan is calm, thorough and experienced," notes an interviewee. A satisfied client adds: "He is excellent in talking to boards and delivering on technology projects. We had a very tight timeline and he was brilliant, bringing everything together very well and communicating all the complex stuff in a simple way."