February 11, 2021
Latham & Watkins has earned top fintech rankings across the United States, Europe, and Asia in the Legal 500 and Chambers. Latham was recognized for the firm’s robust capabilities across a range of areas, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies and payments and lending.
Latham is ranked Tier 1 in fintech in the latest editions of The Legal 500 in the US, UK, and Germany, making Latham the only law firm with a Tier 1 fintech ranking on both sides of the Atlantic. Several Latham partners are recognized, including Todd Beauchamp, Global Co-Chair of the Fintech Industry Group; Stephen Wink, Global Co-Chair of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force; Mitchell Rabinowitz; Jenny Cieplak; Yvette Valdez; and David Concannon in the US; and Andrew Moyle, Global Co-Chair of the Fintech Industry Group (Leading Individual); Stuart Davis (Next Generation); Fiona Maclean; and Christian McDermott in the UK.
In addition, Latham is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Fintech 2021 for the US overall, in the US Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies and Payments & Lending categories, and for California, the District of Columbia and New York. Latham is also ranked in Band 2 globally, as well as Band 2 in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates. Latham fintech partners from around the globe are individually ranked in the guide, including Andrew Moyle; Todd Beauchamp; Stephen Wink; Stuart Davis and counsel Simon Hawkins, Global Co-Chairs of the firm’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force, as well as David Concannon; Markus Krüger; and Brian Meenagh.
Chambers described Latham as “one of the premier firms operating in the fintech space. They combine their top-notch regulatory expertise with capital markets and derivatives capability. Clients also note their strong global presence and seamless work style across international jurisdictions.”
“We are delighted to receive these top rankings which further underscore the strength of the integrated financial regulatory and fintech platform that Latham has assembled in the world’s major financial centers,” said Andrew Moyle, partner in Latham’s London office and Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Fintech Industry Group. “We represent the full spectrum of fintech clients, from financial institutions to startups to tech giants, as well as the PE and VC firms that finance them, giving us a very unique perspective on this varied and rapidly-evolving industry.”
Todd Beauchamp, partner in Latham’s Washington, D.C. office and Global Co-Chair of the Fintech Industry Group, added: “Latham has the cross-disciplinary global team required to serve clients’ wide-ranging needs, whether they’re establishing a new product or service, adopting a new technology or system, or investing in, or acquiring, a fintech company. We are proud to advise the most innovative players in the space on landmark transactions and regulatory, litigation and other matters.”