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DLA Piper Hong Kong

FinTech Legal

2 ranked individualsBand 2ChinaFinTech 2022 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.

Work highlights

Advised Macey, a boutique auction house of art, antiques and luxury collectibles, on the tokenisation of a contemporary art piece.

Notable practitioners

Kristi Swartz is a leading practitioner in Hong Kong within the regulatory compliance and licensing space. A longstanding and constant figure at associations and working groups, Kristi also serves as general corporate counsel at the FinTech Association of Hong Kong. Peers appreciate her emphasis on working within the startup scene, while a client hails her "very strong understanding of local laws, approaching the work with our commercial and economic model in mind."

Scott Thiel is credited by peers as "leading the way" in the tech market. A source notes: "Scott is really enthusiastic and particularly fantastic on the tech side of work." He advises clients on all aspects of technology-related procurements and outsourcing deals and has particular experience on regulatory issues associated with payments clearing and platforms.

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FinTech Legal (International Firms)


Kristi Swartz
Band 2
Scott Thiel
Band 2