Clifford Chance LLP

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for 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 35 offices worldwide, 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.

Strengths"Clifford Chance have very effectively combined their expertise in new technologies like distributed ledger technology, with their deep knowledge of securities lending to help us build our product. The quality of their advice has been very high, and we're grateful that we decided to work with them."

"The firm has the ability to synthesise advice from across its offices globally and turn it into an understandable and useful end product for the client. The team in London also focuses on substance over style, demonstrating technological understanding beyond fluency in industry jargon."

Work highlights Represented Mastercard in its acquisition of Nets' account-to-account payments business. Announced on 6 August 2019, the EUR2.85 billion acquisition is the biggest in Mastercard's history.

Notable practitioners Peter Chapman is a key contact for FinTech.