Herbert Smith Freehills

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for A highly respected litigation firm, Herbert Smith Freehills has also developed a credible reputation in London's FinTech community. The firm can offer its FinTech clients the full range of legal services, and has a particularly prominent client roster of major banks and financial institutions. The firm is also partnering with IBM to develop a national, digital infrastructure for smart legal contracts using blockchain technology.

Strengths"Herbies is one of the firms we often look to for advice on strategic equity investments and FinTech transactions. They very successfully combine sector and regulatory expertise with skill in transaction executions. They take a joined-up approach across the different aspects of the transaction in a way that few others do."

Work highlights Advised digital challenger bank Tandem on a GBP30 million fund-raising from its existing shareholders and from Pollen Street Capital, and on the simultaneous acquisition of the Allium Lending Group.

Notable practitioners Nick Pantlin co-heads the firm's FinTech group in the UK and is a key contact.