The wealth-management industry is in the midst of a seismic change. The traditional ways in which money is managed and advice provided are now being disrupted by technology.

We are lawyers with expertise and experience in WealthTech, advising many of the leading UK robo-advisers and WealthTech providers as part of our high profile fintech practice. We understand and advise on the legal and regulatory issues that arise in this rapidly evolving area. We provide legal solutions from an informed perspective and provide our clients with unrivalled technical understanding.

WealthTech experience

  • Advised on the redomicile of digital wealth manager Nucoro from Luxembourg to the UK.

  • Advised Smarterly, the fintech business focused on workplace savings, on the acquisition of the Salvus Master Trust. This is the first authorised master trust to be acquired following the introduction of the Pension Regulator’s master trust authorisation regime.

  • Assisted Crealogix, a Swiss tech company, on setting up a UK subsidiary and also on growing by acquiring a UK financial services technology company for £7.6m.

  • Advised B2B wealthtech business Tiller Investments on various commercial and regulatory matters.

  • Advised Balderton Capital on their investments into CrowdCube, Prodigy Finance, GoCardless, Nutmeg, Revolut and, more recently, Zego, Dinghy and Cleo.

  • Advised robo-adviser, Scalable Capital on its UK launch of its investment management business.

WealthTech FAQs

Yes, we can advise on whether you need to be authorised by the FCA to launch a particular product, or alter an existing one. We also advise on B2B contracts (including white-label and partner agreements), as well as consumer terms and conditions.

We provide legal advice, whenever you need it. If you need day-to-day compliance services instead, we can introduce you to compliance consultants. If you need a combination, we will work closely with your compliance advisors, so that nothing falls between us, nothing gets done twice, everyone plays to their strengths, and you get the best possible value for your money.

Yes, we act for WealthTech businesses on all kinds of commercial contracts including B2B contracts bespoke to robo-advisers and WealthTech providers, partnering agreements and standard terms and conditions of business. We also advise on data protection, cyber security and GDPR within financial services as well as intellectual property and brand protection.

Yes, we are recognised by the legal directories as a leading law firm on advising on the raising of equity finance, and we have assisted both investors and companies in various sectors on their funding rounds.

"I have been impressed by the level of practicality and value-add provided by specialists in technology, financial services, fintech and corporate teams."

Legal 500 2024

"The team at Fox Williams provides sound and practical advice. They are highly responsive and very dependable. Their skill set, strategies and communication style are a great fit for our fast-growing organisation."

Chambers UK 2024



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