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Herbert Smith Freehills

FinTech Legal

Band 2Hong KongFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Herbert Smith Freehills has substantial command of dispute resolution, corporate and capital markets legislation in China. Financial regulation and e-payments matters sit squarely in HSF’s wheelhouse, while the firm has an impressive cryptocurrency and blockchain case history. HSF is a member of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association’s FinTech working group and has led the drafting of FinTech best practices for regulators and policy makers across Asia-Pacific. Coverage includes insurtech mandates from both technology startups and established insurance companies.


A client appreciates that the firm "has been good at using network offices" across the region while handling matters involving multiple jurisdictions.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based William Hallatt is the head of department and the key contact.

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