Disruptive tech and FinTech

The technology market is fast paced, dynamic, and constantly innovating. Disruptive technology entrants to this market, bringing ground-breaking products or services, displace the established order of market leaders and look to change the course of the industry in ways that were previously unthought of. Such innovation requires fresh thinking, tenacity, an ability to move quickly, and advisers that believe in the idea and understand the commercial impact of their contribution. Disruptive tech and Financial tech (FinTech) businesses need advisers that work as partners.

We boast a flourishing Disruptive Tech and FinTech practice acting across the breadth of business stages from start-up, through rapid growth and to exit. Working with entrepreneurs, SMEs, investors and venture capitalists, we understand the challenges and priorities facing technology businesses, and offer the most tailored service possible.

Experience specific to your market 

We have experience working with technology clients in fields including e-commerce, travel, fashion, gaming, and hospitality.

We have particular expertise advising on corporate, commercial, data protection, intellectual property and dispute issues. We also regularly partner with independent sector experts to offer clients true expertise on niche concerns, and our extensive and established network of experts allows us to advise on the intricacies of this market at a considerably lower cost than our peers.

Perfectly complementing the services offered by our Banking and Financial Disputes and Corporate and Commercial teams, our rapidly expanding FinTech practice advises a diverse client base including challenger banks, peer-to-peer e-payment vehicles, Forex companies and those utilising Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

We regularly advise companies and projects looking to raise funds via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Security Token Offerings (STOs) in regards to UK law and FCA regulation and the contractual relationship between those offering the token and the token holder.

An in-house approach

We take the time to understand our clients’ businesses and strategies, ensuring that our advice is always commercially relevant and supports their overarching objectives as a business. It is our aim to be considered part of the in-house team, and work alongside our clients in partnership to realise their ambitions.

We understand that, in this market, simple is better. We keep our approach light touch, focusing only on what needs to be done to secure the right result as quickly as possible, freeing our clients up to continuing the development of their business.

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