FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Setterwalls' FinTech practice displays considerable prowess in advising clients on a wide range of topics including financial services regulation, alternative lending and data protection. The firm has additional capabilities in blockchain, cross-border transactions and intellectual property. Setterwalls is an attractive option for a diverse roster of clients, from startups to financial institutions and investors.

Strengths"We were very impressed with Setterwalls' commitment, responsiveness, knowledge and professionalism throughout."

"What I particularly liked is that they have a high energy level and drive things forward in a pragmatic manner. They focus on getting things done without getting bogged down in the wrong type of details."

Work highlights Assisted in examining the scope for the Riksbank to issue a central bank digital currency. The pilot currency will be issued on R3’s Corda blockchain.

Notable practitioners

Andreas Lofholm
is counsel specialising in matters regarding payment services, financial infrastructure and regulatory compliance. He is part of the firm's specialist groups looking at the areas of FinTech and blockchain. One client says: "He is very pragmatic - he can combine business understanding with a legal opinion, not strict black and white advice. He can always boil the advice down to specific actions and balance the risk for the client in a very good way."

Joacim Johannesson
is highly regarded for his expertise in GDPR, IP and M&A matters. He advises startups, established companies and investors on an international level. A source reports: "I think it is quite fun working with them and Joacim. He has been working with us a long time; he knows our business very well and how complicated things are. He knows how we and our stakeholders think. It is very easy to take up new issues and they understand exactly what we need."