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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

FinTech Legal

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What the team is known for

Freshfields is respected by peers and clients alike for its sterling financial regulatory practice and aptitude for handling complex technological issues. This combination sees the firm valued as a trusted adviser in FinTech for both corporate entities and young enterprises, with its clients hailing from an eclectic range of industries.

Strengths

"An extremely professional team with knowledgeable lawyers. They understand our business better than most."

"They have deep empathy skills - they really put themselves in your shoes."

Work highlights

Provided US-based virtual currencies payment service provider BitPay with advice and representation before the German supervisory authorities.

Notable practitioners

Markus Benzing is a financial regulatory lawyer sought after by clients in the banking and capital markets sectors. He is noted as a specialist in cryptoassets and digital currencies, assisting banks, asset managers and trading platforms in shaping their business models to meet market and regulatory requirements. Clients value his "precise and to the point" advice.

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Ranked Individuals

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

FinTech Legal


Markus Benzing
Band 4