Fintechs disrupt the status quo in financial services. We support that disruption with our expertise in fintech and in financial services.
We deliver commercially focussed legal and regulatory advice to fintechs and to established incumbents looking to innovate. We act for start-ups, scale-ups and growth-stage fintechs and more established financial institutions, helping them raise capital, create innovative products and manage their businesses in a regulatorily compliant manner in a fast-paced, competitive environment.
Clients instruct us for our market-leading knowledge of the fintech and alternative finance sectors and products, and for our approachable, commercially-minded lawyers.
Passionate about fintech
We are passionate about fintech. Our lawyers are embedded in the fintech ecosystem and have been since the very early days. Our fintech team is not only excited by being part of the industry but enjoys the nature of the legal work and have a deep expertise in the fintech sector. We understand both the orthodox financial services industry and the nascent, yet dynamic and disruptive, fintech sector and we are well-placed to advise what is “market”, and how best to implement products and practices, whilst avoiding the pitfalls and mistakes made by others.
We enjoy finding innovative solutions to novel legal issues. Our lawyers are specialists in working with clients that are disrupting a market with highly innovative business models, technology, products and services.
Working together as a team
A law firm can only support disruptive fintechs if it has expertise in the following key areas:
- financial products (e.g. credit products, e-money, insurance and savings);
- financial services regulation;
- data privacy;
- technology and intellectual property; and
- corporate and tax.
Fox Williams’ cross-departmental fintech team combines the legal expertise of several partners to deliver joined up and cost-effective solutions to disruptive fintechs.
Our fintech and alternative finance offering is award-winning, with sector head, Jonathan Segal, helping the firm secure the AltFi Legal Adviser of the Year Award in 2016, 2018 and 2019, and AltFi Legal Adviser of the Year Award Runner-Up 2017 and 2020 for his legal and regulatory work in the fintech and alternative finance Industry.