FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Dentons is a well-established presence in the Russian market for both financial services and cutting-edge technology matters. The firm is involved in the development of Russian cryptoasset laws and DLT standards, and are active members of the government's 'Digital Economy of Russian Federation' programme. The team has spent recent years authoring the first Russian legal IoT concept, handling the first draft law in Europe on robotics, and has been advising on policies of legal automation, such as smart contracts.

Strengths"Dentons are very well known and seem to be participating in everything FinTech here. They're keen on being seen as one of the leaders in this sphere."

"Dentons were very professional and researched our question to a deep investigatory level. There were international elements to it, and the firm had access to foreign markets in order to research them and provide us with the proper advice."

Work highlights Chosen as adviser to the National System of Payment Cards in supporting its expansion as a business, on issues ranging across taxation, currency regulation, personal data, compliance, payments regulation and commercial laws.

Notable practitioners Victor Naumov is head of Dentons' IP, IT and telecommunications practice. He is a key contact for FinTech matters.