An unprecedented technology revolution is taking place within the financial services industry. FinTech is a huge and growing industry with a total transaction value expected to exceed $1.5 trillion by 2020 – and with no end in sight. As technology evolves, the provision of financial services must evolve along with it. The complexity of financial products, constantly changing regulatory requirements, and the need to improve profitability and streamline processes are driving the industry to deploy a growing range of finance-related technology solutions. However, these opportunities are not without their challenges. FinTech provides opportunities for disruption and innovation for established financial institutions, necessitating innovative approaches of traditional regulatory and legal applications in these areas.

With significant depth of knowledge and experience, a global footprint in key financial centers and FinTech hubs around the world, Shearman & Sterling is uniquely positioned for clients pursuing strategic transactions, regulatory compliance and litigation matters that relate to FinTech and financial services more broadly. Many of our lawyers are former regulators and former financial institution in-house counsels, providing them with a deep understanding of the industry, which enables us to give our clients the ability to develop and implement their strategic goals and successfully navigate complex transactions in the constantly changing financial services legal and regulatory environment.

We have advised many of the world’s largest technology companies as well as venture-backed and privately held companies and technology-focused investment banks and private equity funds. Our global footprint means that we can advise clients wherever – and whenever – their needs arise. We offer innovative solutions for the most complex business and legal issues anywhere in the world. We advise clients on a wide range of FinTech-related matters and issues.

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