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Pinsent Masons

FinTech Legal

2 ranked individualsBand 3SpainFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A relatively new presence in Spain, Pinsent Masons is fast developing a respected name in the FinTech arena and in the startup community more broadly. Among its finance and technology lawyers, the firm boasts a team equipped with cutting-edge expertise, specialising in issues relating to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and open banking. The firm is a strategic partner of the Spanish Fintech and Insurtech Association, and is developing relationships with the most innovative entrepreneurs in the space and able to support them in various licence applications with the regulators.

Strengths

"They have vision and business acumen and are always really helpful and proactive."

"They are incredibly experienced in technology - they are the experts in blockchain."

Work highlights

Advised Onyze on the creation of a cryptocurrencies custodian services company.

Notable practitioners

Cristina Carrascosa is a specialist in distributed ledger technology and spearheads Pinsent Masons' global blockchain group, alongside forming a key part of the firm's Madrid FinTech practice. Renowned in Spain for her expertise in technology and blockchain law, Carrascosa is a member of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, where she is developing a regulatory framework for this technology. Clients highlight her ability to "perfectly combine the application of the law with knowledge of technological issues."

A respected banking and finance lawyer, Idoya Arteagabeitia heads Pinsent Masons' FinTech and blockchain practice and regularly provides creative and workable solutions for ground-breaking projects. She has provided cross-border advice on a range of matters relating to cryptoassets, and is committed to developing Pinsent Masons' engagement with startups in the financial and insurance industries. Clients rate her "real business acumen," explaining that she looks "not just at the legal terms but at our model, why we do what we do."

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Spain

FinTech Legal


Cristina Carrascosa
Band 3
Idoya Arteagabeitia
Band 2