FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Shibolet is recognised as an early mover in the Israeli FinTech community, having established a department in this field several years ago. Leaning on its top-tier hi-tech and capital markets practice, the firm serves a variety of clients in FinTech-related legal matters, from large insurance or clearing services providers, to venture capital funds and accelerators. The firm continues to record substantial growth, year on year, in the number of its clients in this sector.

Strengths"In the field of floating a FinTech company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange I would recommend Shibolet."

"We mainly work with Shibolet. They're very active with the banks and across the FinTech community; we see them as really keen in this sector."

Work highlights Represented Gama, one of the largest financial services and clearing services providers in Israel, in various aspects of its financial services regulatory requirements, including the obtaining of renewed extended licences to provide financial services and credit.

Notable practitioners

The "brilliant"
Saul Adereth
leads the firm's blockchain and smart contracts practice, as well as co-heading the FinTech team. He is a capital markets lawyer with widely recognised technological expertise, particularly in the areas of blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts. A market insider says: "Saul is extremely active in the blockchain space, as well as a good person." Various other sources describe Adereth as "an important player," "great" and "more active than most in FinTech."