Slaughter and May

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Slaughter and May's success in this sector rests in part on its top-tier banking, finance and corporate practices. Its FinTech clientele is an impressive roster of longstanding, established financial services and technology clients. Over recent years, the firm has also developed a credible stable of startup clients with the potential to become new market leaders. The firm's legal incubation programme, Fast Forward, is in its fourth year, while 2019 saw the launch of its second startup incubator, Collaborate.

Strengths"Their advice has been timely and of outstanding quality in each case. They bring depth and breadth of knowledge to the table along with high-quality contacts. I think they appreciate the specific nuances of private companies dealing with government bodies."

"We often run into Slaughters as a result of their significant transactional activity."

Work highlights Advised US firm Credit Karma on its first corporate expansion into Europe, the acquisition of TransUnion's Noddle business. Continued to advise on a range of matters including regulatory engagement and data privacy, and on aspects of its recently announced merger with Intuit Inc.

Notable practitioners

Ben Kingsley
is co-head of the firm's FinTech practice and a financial regulatory lawyer. He is recognised for his expertise in blockchain matters and has assisted a variety of technology companies across the life-cycle spectrum in recent years. Kingsley sits on a number of FinTech-related industry committees including FMLC and IRSG working groups. He is also a sponsoring member of the ICE tech network.