Browne Jacobson has announced that both its FinTech team and partner Jon Snade, who heads up the practice, have each received a new Band 3 ranking in the latest Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide 2023 for work in Corporate, Securities & Financing.
The guide is an independent and in-depth review that highlights the best lawyers and law firms operating in the global FinTech industry.
The London based team also maintained its FinTech Legal ranking for London, with Jon also maintaining his notable practitioner ranking. The team is praised for being “knowledgeable, kind and nice” whilst Jon is considered to be “an excellent confidant and adviser” and rated for providing “invaluable advice and expertise on some really knotty topics."
Browne Jacobson’s FinTech practice is made up of specialist lawyers drawn from a range of practice area teams, including corporate, financial services regulatory, commercial, IT, data and tech disputes. The team works with a rich, diverse portfolio of domestic and international clients including, early stage FinTech and InsurTech innovators and various well-established financial services (FS) players, from private equity investors to the UKs leading banking institutions.
Over the last 12 months the team have supported some key digital disrupters in the FS market including:
- advising Superscript, a specialist digital-first insurance provider to SME’s and high growth tech companies on its £45m ($54m USD) Series B funding round; and
- advising specialist e-mobility and cyclist InsurTech business, Laka on its $13.5m series A investment round led by Autotech Ventures with participation from Ponooc, ABN Amro Ventures and Porsche Ventures.
Jon commented on the rankings: “These rankings are testament to the quality advice we consistently deliver and the excellent reputation we have gained over the last few years, particularly in the London FS market as a go-to firm for those at the forefront of modernisation and change within the industry and those financial services firms adapting to digital disruption.
“They also reflect our growing team’s strength in successfully advising on highly complex, high value transactions that require a deep understanding of the diverse markets that our clients operate in. We are very proud of that.”
Browne Jacobson’s FinTech team, which sits under the UK & Ireland firm’s Financial Services Insurance sector, provides specialist legal advice on fundraising and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory perimeter and compliance, FCA authorisation and applications to the regulatory sandbox, intellectual property, data protection and cybersecurity, employment, disputes and fraud.