The firm assists financial institutions, technology industry giants, and startups on the development, protection, distribution, and implementation of technology in virtually every jurisdiction across the globe. Latham mobilizes a cross-disciplinary and global team to serve the full spectrum of the fintech ecosystem on any aspect of a fintech matter; whether it be the regulatory implications of establishing a new cryptoasset, adopting a new technology or system, or the considerations of investing in, or acquiring, a fintech company.
The firm’s collective expertise ensures clients receive pragmatic and commercial advice to develop data-driven, scalable, secure, and compliant fintech solutions.
The firm offers:
- A comprehensive understanding of financial products and market infrastructure. Latham lawyers help clients structure and document financial products, as well as advise on regulatory and compliance issues — at all stages in the product life cycle, and across all asset classes. The firm assists clients in developing and structuring new market infrastructure systems that are compliant, interoperable with existing architecture and designed to mitigate future regulatory, privacy, and credit risks.
- Unparalleled regulatory insight. Latham lawyers help clients to navigate the domestic and cross-border regulatory issues they will encounter in the constantly evolving fintech landscape. From data processing obligations to payments regulation, regulated outsourcings and solution deployment to cryptoasset trading, the firm seamlessly leverages its global regulatory insight to ensure that innovation thrives in highly regulated environments.
- Expertise with all aspects of the “tech” in fintech. The firm’s lawyers understand the disruptive technologies that underpin the industry, ensuring clients benefit from highly relevant and commercial advice, bespoke to the type of technology they are focused on. Latham regularly supports financial institutions, technology industry giants, and startups on the development, protection, distribution, and implementation of technology in virtually every jurisdiction across the globe.
By combining the firm’s highly regarded Financial Regulatory, Technology Transactions, and Emerging Companies Practices, Latham lawyers are not only in tune with the unprecedented opportunities clients face in different markets around the world, but help clients exploit and protect new technology, make strategic investments, as well as collaborate and strike new alliances. Fintech clients already draw upon the FinTech Industry Group’s knowhow when engaging our complementary and extensive global M&A and Private Equity, Intellectual Property Litigation, Information Law, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Antitrust & Competition, Litigation & Trial, and Capital Markets Practices.
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