Fischer (FBC & Co.)

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for As one of the largest firms in Israel, Fischer Behar has extensive experience advising FinTech companies, big and small, on technological innovation in the financial services. The FinTech team is an amalgamation of discrete disciplines at the firm, including banking and finance, cybersecurity and IT, intellectual property, and blockchain and cryptocurrencies, among others. The firm also has a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) on staff.

Strengths"We see the firm as part of our team; we discuss with them every issue and love to get their professional advice. Their strength is that they have a professional legal adviser in every field that we require. The firm is a one-stop shop for legal advice."

"We often see them in the market representing banks and financial institutions."

Work highlights Representing Israel Discount Bank (IDB) in several complex technology-related projects, including commercial collaboration for the licensing and technology acquisition from two leading FinTech companies in Israel, PayBox and nxKnox. Also providing ongoing advice on IDB's privacy and data protection matters.

Notable practitioners

Amit Dat
is head of FBC's cyber and IT group, and co-head of its IP practice. Dat has significant expertise in assisting FinTech clients in issues relating to IP, IT, privacy, data protection and internet law. One source lauds his ability to act on behalf of his clients, saying: "Amit is our lawyer and provides a very warm service. Whenever I need him I can call him, even out of office hours, and he'll always call me back if needed."