Clifford Chance LLP

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Clifford Chance's FinTech practice consists of a highly experienced team who boast substantial expertise ranging across financial regulation, M&A, intellectual property and cybersecurity. Clifford Chance offers additional strength in disruptive technologies, with a particular focus on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the financial services. The lawyers are frequent publishers on the Russian FinTech ecosystem, providing regular reports and publications, and educating financial professionals and the wider market on the latest legal and regulatory trends in the FinTech space.

Strengths"The team we worked with were very responsive, professional, and we're totally satisfied with their work. We were not familiar with law firms in Russia, so we were very relieved when we found out Clifford Chance had a Moscow office. Their knowledge of the local Russian market is a noteworthy strength."

Work highlights Advised VTB Capital on its acquisition of First OFD from ESN Group.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Anichkin
heads the firm's technology, tax and financial regulatory practice groups. Anichkin is called on by many of the world's most prominent investors, banks and regulators, who trust his advice on all aspects of financial regulation in Russia. He has additional capabilities in blockchain technologies and cybersecurity matters, where he provides valuable insights into disruptive technologies from a regulatory and tax perspective, often presenting at FinTech conferences and events.