DEPARTMENT PROFILE

King & Spalding LLP

FinTech Legal

1 ranked individualsBand 4United Arab EmiratesFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

King & Spalding is a heavyweight player in the fields of private equity and venture capital. The firm is a leader in the space advising managers on establishing funds that invest in tech and FinTech. While its transactional and investment work forms the backbone of its FinTech practice, the team also provides regulatory advice and licensing support to innovators in the space, assisting them with their applications to regulators across the region.

Strengths

“They are commercial, responsive and have a broad and deep expertise. They can dive deep into particular topics and have an entrepreneurial instinct.” 

“Incredibly thoughtful and very thorough.” 

Work highlights

Represented Securrency, a blockchain technology company based in the Abu Dhabi Global Market and regulated by the ADGM FSRA, in raising USD17.65 million in a Series A funding round led by WisdomTree Investments.

Notable practitioners

James Stull is based across the firm’s Riyadh and Dubai offices and approaches the FinTech from a background in funds and asset management. Alongside expertise in digital asset funds and venture capital, Stull is also an experienced adviser in security token offerings. Besides being “very plugged into the FinTech ecosystem,” clients remark that he is “very commercial and gets to the end game, but still gets into the nitty-gritty of the finer details.” 

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United Arab Emirates

FinTech Legal


James Stull
Band 4