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What the team is known for Legal powerhouse Skadden boasts a highly competent FinTech practice noted for its involvement in several sophisticated M&A transactions in the FinTech space. The firm also advises on financial regulation, litigation and intellectual property matters, including in relation to a number of innovative cryptocurrency projects. Skadden has a diverse client roster in the FinTech space from startups to investment banks and cryptocurrency service providers.

Strengths"The work involved legal and regulatory due diligence, transactional structuring and deal execution. They have been unbelievable. A huge amount of resources at their disposal, lots of expertise and knowledge about this space, along with the ability to work on very tight timeframes."

Work highlights Advised Ripple Labs, a private company behind the XRP cryptocurrency, in connection with its strategic partnership with MoneyGram International.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Brill
is based out of New York and is an M&A partner who has worked on some of the biggest FinTech mergers in the USA. He combines substantial regulatory and corporate law expertise in providing top-notch guidance to clients, who say: "Jeff Brill is deeply familiar with technology companies and FinTech regulatory regimes. It's hard to find that combination. He is really a top lawyer."

Stuart Levi
is a partner in the firm's blockchain, smart contracts and digital assets practice group. He brings expertise in IP and technology, and applies that to the FinTech space when crafting innovative solutions for digital asset companies. He is also well regarded for his privacy expertise.