PwC Legal

FinTech Legal Department

Russia
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What the team is known for PwC Legal offers outstanding competence across the full span of the payments sector. The firm regularly advises significant clients on financial regulatory matters, who look to PwC to guide them through the various pitfalls associated with operating in a nascent field of legal activity. The firm provides additional advice on such topics as data protection compliance and intellectual property, and has been instrumental in successfully navigating a number of prominent clients through the development and launch of their FinTech products.

Strengths"They're really active in this area and are working a lot on the venture capital side of the market. They're really well respected in the FinTech market and are praised for their expertise in this area."

"It was always a good option for PwC to focus on technology, and by extension FinTech. They have strong technology and IT teams here in Russia."

Work highlights Provided support for a credit bureau, Equifax Credit Services, on Russian personal data regulation for the development and rollout of a multilateral credit scoring service connecting banks and payment systems.

Notable practitioners Maxim Kandyba is head of the firm's banking, finance and investments practice and is a key contact for FinTech.