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DLA Piper Hong Kong

FinTech Legal

1 ranked individualsBand 2Hong KongFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Internationally celebrated for its technology, media and telecommunications capabilities, DLA Piper is well equipped to handle FinTech mandates. Multinational technology corporations and global financial institutions seek DLA Piper’s counsel on a variety of matters including e-payments, stored value facilities, and data protection and privacy. The firm has also advised on significant Chinese cybercrime cases. Also active on virtual banking mandates, as well as on bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related matters, including ICOs.

Strengths

"The quality of the legal work was excellent, and the advice was very practical. They listened to our instructions and were able to negotiate a favourable outcome."

Work highlights

Advised Diginex in its role as financial adviser for an intended security token offering by a Singapore-based fund to private investors.

Notable practitioners

Scott Thiel offers FinTech clients deep expertise across a broad variety of transactions and commercial agreements, as well as navigating Hong Kong's regulatory regime. A client enthuses: "I thoroughly enjoyed working with Scott and would definitely work with him again if given the opportunity."

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Hong Kong

FinTech Legal: Hong Kong-based


Scott Thiel
Band 2