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Businesses in the FinTech sector face unique challenges. The breakneck speed and collaborative nature of projects, together with the highly regulated nature of financial services and the inherent complexity of the underlying technology, can create a number of legal issues. At Browne Jacobson, we understand the ethos of the sector and reflect it to provide responsive, clear and practical advice.

Our FinTech lawyers are fully immersed in the culture and technology of FinTech and use our detailed understanding of the sector to give legal advice on the challenges facing your business.

Our sector knowledge includes crowdfunding, digital currency, blockchain, e-money and other disruptive services.

Please contact one of our team to discuss your FinTech business today and receive tailored advice from a skilled adviser with a genuine passion for innovative financial technology.

What we do...

  • Regulatory and compliance issues - we have breadth and depth of regulatory experience and deliver commercially astute, high-quality and practical advice on contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • FCA authorisation and applications to the regulatory sandbox - a key and growing aspect of our practice is advising FinTech firms, including in relation to engagement with the FCA and obtaining authorisation, and providing ongoing advice on the appropriateness of obtained permissions as the business grows.
  • Intellectual property protection - our practice spans the whole range of IP rights across both contentious and non-contentious matters, whether it be complex patent litigation, trade mark strategy and protection advice, advertising and marketing matters, copyright protection including in relation to source code, IP licensing arrangements, R&D and collaboration agreements or design rights advice.
  • Corporate structuring, financing and inward investment - we provide a straightforward approach to our corporate finance advice which puts your FinTech business needs first, ensuring that inward investment is secured as quickly as possible whilst protecting your business from interference. We provide both legal and commercial insight to assist you in securing funding for your venture as seamlessly as possible, whilst guiding you through the minefield of legal compliance.
  • Business terms and conditions - we have broad experience in advising, negotiating and drafting contracts for every stage of the business lifecycle from some of the largest IT transactions on the market to the contracts underpinning the commercial relations of an emerging FinTech business.  Our commercial lawyers regularly advise in the context of regulated business activities.
  • Data protection and cybersecurity - we act for FinTech emerging companies as well as global data companies in respect of privacy implications of their day-to-day operations, development of new technology and monetising data.
  • Employment - our team is experienced at providing advice for FinTech emerging companies where retaining key personnel is essential and teams can grow exponentially.  Our advice is always pragmatic and empathetic to the commercial realities facing high-growth FinTech businesses.    
  • Disputes – we provide a full range of services to clients both nationally and cross-border. We help you build an effective strategy in dealing with disputes, taking in to account your available resources, approach to risk and the potential impact on your brand.
  • Fraud – we have advised on some of the world’s largest fraud cases leading all the way to the highest appeal courts where billions of pounds are at stake and claims arise in multiple jurisdictions.

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ICS Forum webinar series: What’s new for ICSs? Microsoft Teams

Presented by Gerard Hanratty, this webinar will look into the key new functions for Integrated Care Systems under the new Health & Care Act 2022. It will be a useful update on what is new, how it may be interpreted and what issues may arise.

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New guidance on exclusions - what you need to know ON24 webinar platform

The department for Education is releasing new guidance on exclusions and suspensions, making changes to the behaviour, suspension and exclusion framework and guidance. Join us on 6 July as we explain the proposed changes and help you understand how they will affect you and your school.

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