King & Wood Mallesons

FinTech Legal Department

Australia
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What the team is known for KWM is esteemed for its work with regulators and industry organisations on the development of key policies within the sector. It advises prominent financial institutions, corporations and startups on the regulations surrounding digital payment platforms and the use and implementation of blockchain. The firm has particularly notable expertise in RegTech and smart contracts, and often advises governmental and industry bodies on corporate structures and regulatory frameworks. Also assists FinTechs with spin-offs and collaborations, as well as financing.

Strengths"They have a great team and company culture. They know FinTech exceptionally well and have always provided great insights."

"KWM is super plugged in to the FinTech community. They're fully connected, even the juniors."

Work highlights Advised Fuel Games on a range of regulatory considerations relating to its online multiplayer blockchain-based card game.

Notable practitioners


Hannah Glass
continues to deftly advise clients on matters pertaining to blockchain technology, data management and licensing issues. One client considers her "incredibly knowledgeable and helpful" and notes: "She has always gone above and beyond to help us."


Scott Farrell
is regarded with reverence by clients and peers alike for his deep sector expertise and penchant for advising industry and government bodies on policy matters. A client describes him as a "global expert and systems strategist" and is impressed by his ability to "operate on a systems level, which is quite rare," describing him as being in a class of his own and as operating "on a whole other level."