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Simmons & Simmons

FinTech Legal

2 ranked individualsBand 1United Arab EmiratesFinTech 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Simmons & Simmons is a market leader in the UAE FinTech sector, and is recognised for its expertise in financial regulation, data protection and cryptocurrency issues. This toolset makes it a solid choice both for financial institutions and for startups looking to establish themselves in the UAE. The team has been appointed as the legal partner to the Dubai International Financial Centre's FinTech Hive.

Strengths

"Responsive and communicative, with out-of-the-box thinking and smooth coordination across offices."

"They are very proactive and committed - they have made a name for themselves."

Work highlights

Provided leading IT services company DXC Technology with end-to-end legal, commercial and regulatory support for the design and build of a region-wide back office payments project.

Notable practitioners

Considered by peers to be "a safe hand in FinTech," Muneer Khan leads Simmons & Simmons's financial markets and financial services regulatory teams. He offers clients a wealth of experience structuring tech-driven investment funds and navigating the regulatory frameworks around asset managers and other financial products.

Raza Rizvi focuses his practice on blockchain and specialises in financial regulatory law. He is sought after by clients, who seek his counsel on the regulatory implications surrounding IP and data privacy from a local and international perspective. Clients describe him as a practical partner for startups, citing his responsiveness, initiative and out-of-the-box thinking.

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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.

United Arab Emirates

FinTech Legal


Muneer Khan
Band 3
Raza Rizvi
Band 1