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Latham & Watkins LLP

FinTech Legal

2 ranked individualsBand 1USAFinTech 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Latham & Watkins is one of the premier firms operating in the FinTech space. They combine their top-notch regulatory expertise with capital markets and derivatives capabilities. Clients also note their strong global presence and seamless work style across international jurisdictions. They work with some of the largest technology companies and financial institutions in the world, advising on topics including blockchain applications, cryptocurrency, payments and data privacy.

Strengths

"They were very thoughtful and proactive, thinking around the corner in terms of potential regulatory developments."

"Latham is extremely strong on tech deals."

Work highlights

Counselled Coinbase on the regulatory aspects of its recently launched Coinbase Asset Hub. Also provided counsel to J.P. Morgan, Citibank and Goldman Sachs in their capacity as financial advisers to Coinbase in its direct listing.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Wink is part of Latham & Watkins' financial regulatory practice and FinTech industry group. His regulatory expertise in the FinTech sector is widely praised by both peers and clients, among which he counts a number of Fortune 500 companies. A source comments that "he has extraordinarily deep expertise coupled with an extremely pragmatic approach." This source adds: "He immediately grasps the issue, and quickly helps to resolve even the most complex situations."

Todd Beauchamp is a global co-chair of the FinTech industry group and leads the payments and emerging financial services practice at the firm. Beauchamp advises large financial institutions and technology companies focusing on payments issues. He regularly provides guidance relating to virtual currencies and new emerging payments technologies, as well as money transmission laws. A client reports that "Todd has incredible expertise in the FinTech space, particularly with regard to money transmission laws and state regulations." This source continues: "He can bring a commercial perspective to bear on deals and makes sure it is appropriately structured."

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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.

USA

FinTech Legal: Corporate, Securities & Financing


Stephen Wink
Band 1

FinTech Legal: Payments & Lending


Todd W Beauchamp
Band 2