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The Fold Legal Pty Ltd

FinTech Legal

2 ranked individualsBand 2AustraliaFinTech 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well regarded for its active involvement with industry bodies and incubators, The Fold advises early-stage FinTech companies on corporate structures, capital raising and transactional issues. It often advises on cryptocurrency and payment platforms, such as peer-to-peer lending and 'buy now, pay later' options. The firm is also reputed for its expertise in financial services regulation, including data protection and AML requirements, as well as licensing and licensing exemptions. They are respected for their experience advising InsurTech companies, including on the regulatory issues relating to discretionary mutuals and alternative risk transfer solutions.

Strengths

"They are good from a regulatory perspective in getting the licences involved for FinTech-type businesses when they need them."

Work highlights

Advised Independent Reserve on whether non-standard tokens they want to list on their crypto exchange are regulated financial products.

Notable practitioners

Charmian Holmes frequently handles InsurTech matters, assisting with the design of consumer products and advising on terms of use. "She is very good at putting herself in the shoes of the client," says one source, who adds: "She has specialist expertise in insurance. She is someone that is able to establish a very deep level of trust with everyone. Her style and approach is very open. This enables her to be one step ahead and anticipate our needs in advance."

Claire Wivell Plater is particularly renowned for her blockchain and cryptocurrency expertise, especially in relation to the regulatory considerations at play. A market insider says: "Claire has invested a lot of time and energy to support the FinTech community," adding: "She is excellent, in particular around financial services licensing."

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Australia

FinTech Legal


Charmian Holmes
Band 2
Claire Wivell Plater
Senior Statespeople