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Our FinTech Law Watch blog focuses on topics at the intersection of law, innovation, and commerce.

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COUNSEL TO THE GLOBAL FINTECH INDUSTRY℠

The fintech industry is experiencing an extraordinary rise, buoyed in part by the growing surge in investments, collaboration between incumbents and market disruptors, and regulatory advancement across the globe. These developing trends have been occurring in the industry as companies capitalize on current, and most significantly, future value. According to Accenture, more than $50 billion has been invested in almost 2,500 fintech companies since 2010.

Our Firm
K&L Gates, a global firm with locations on five continents, has a team of lawyers with vast experience assisting clients in navigating the regulatory, policy, and business issues surrounding the fintech space. The K&L Gates platform operates on a strong foundation of dedication to client service. We are transparent with our clients throughout the duration of a matter and work side-by-side to develop innovative solutions.

Our Practice
Our fully integrated firm is poised to provide strategic and efficient legal solutions that are representative of the fintech industry’s constantly evolving platforms, services, and technologies. Our lawyers, with dedicated knowledge in their field, are steadfastly committed to staying on top of industry trends. We pride ourselves on being continually cognizant and informed of emerging developments. Our progressive approach to the fintech space ensures that we are able to provide our clients with legal advice that is line with the cutting-edge advancements typically seen in the industry. One example of this is our robust blockchain practice and our plans to establish an internal, private, and permissioned blockchain to assist in the exploration, creation, and implementation of smart contracts and other technology applications for future client use.

We represent a broad range of clients, including:

  • Start-up and emerging growth companies
  • Payment companies 
  • Retailers 
  • Transactions processors and software developers 
  • Mature technology companies 
  • Banking and financial services institutions 
  • Investors 
  • P2P and crowdfunding platforms 
  • Wealth management and robo advisors 
  • Trading technologies

What We Do
As the demand for technological innovation and revolutionary ideas rapidly grows, the need for regulatory guidance in areas such as securities compliance, consumer protection, and data and privacy are mounting as well. Our securities, commodities, and consumer financial services lawyers’ knowledge spans the full range of regulatory and compliance issues, and we boast extensive experience advising our clients on the complex laws that regulate the fintech industry.

On the corporate side, our M&A, commercial, and IP lawyers have substantial experience representing companies of all sizes in acquiring and selling businesses in the fintech space, as well as licensing, jointly developing, outsourcing, and exploiting critical products, systems, and services. These capabilities translate to our representation of fintech companies, where we work with clients who range from startups to some of the world’s largest organizations.

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Represented Australia-based, SelfWealth Ltd., a subscription-based service that provides investors with the ability to compare their portfolios with peers, professionals and the market and to construct and implement bespoke portfolios, as commercial and regulatory counsel.
Represented SoundBite Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDBT), a customer experience management company that provides cloud-based mobile marketing, proactive customer care, and collections/payments solutions, in connection with its acquisition by Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. through a cash tender offer.
Represented Tango Card, Inc., which provides digital gift cards and rewards for online, social and, gamified applications, and emerging online channels, with its bridge notes financing.
Represented TxVia, Inc., a mobile payments technology company, in connection with the acquisition by Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), a multinational Internet and software company.
Represented the Warsaw Stock Exchange, a stock exchange located in Warsaw, Poland, in connection with its staged acquisition of a 30 percent stake in Aquis Exchange Limited, the proposed pan-European equities trading exchange based in London.
Assisting a wholesale crowdfunding platform obtain an Australian Financial Services Licence and advising on authorized activities
Advising an offshore stored value card provider on the financial services regulatory regime in Australia
Represented Custom Credit Systems, a leading US-based provider of credit workflow and loan origination software, in connection with the sale of the company to Misys, a subsidiary of Vista Capital Partners.
Represented Jacksonville, Florida-based, Macquarie Mortgages USA, Inc, a U.S. provider of mortgage products and services, in a patent infringement lawsuit by owner of patent on mortgage prepayment method.