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An unprecedented technology revolution is taking place within the financial services industry. FinTech is a huge and growing industry — a trajectory that looks set to continue. As technology evolves, the provision of financial services must evolve along with it. It’s time to rethink traditional approaches to regulatory and legal issues. Shearman & Sterling offers clients a combination of experienced counsel and a global footprint in key financial centers and FinTech hubs around the world.

FinTech provides opportunities for disruption and innovation. 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, both for established financial sector businesses and newer entrants to the industry. Getting the right support to navigate this evolving legal and regulatory environment has never been so important. Our lawyers advise clients pursuing strategic transactions, regulatory compliance and litigation matters that relate to FinTech and financial services more broadly.

Our advice covers:

  • Accelerators & innovation labs
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain technology & distributed ledger models
  • Consortiums, joint venture, M&A activities
  • Crowdfunding & peer to peer lending
  • Connectivity
  • Data services and data privacy
  • Digital banking
  • Financial regulatory implications
  • RegTech / Robo advisor applications
  • Virtual currencies

With the rise of financial technology, the financial services landscape is changing — our experienced lawyers are at the forefront of industry developments and will be with you every step of the way.