The financial services industry continues to experience profound change, as advanced technologies become further embedded within its DNA.
Technological breakthroughs are enabling the development of new digital platforms, reimagining financial market infrastructure and unleashing powerful new competitors into the sector.
Ashurst’s multi-disciplined, global fintech practice delivers cutting-edge advice to some of the world’s leading financial and technology businesses, as they innovate, shape and navigate this new landscape. Because we understand the technology and take an open minded approach, we can challenge the status quo, and offer pioneering advice across all market segments in the rapidly evolving fintech ecosystem.
Dedicated knowledge and skills
Ashurst has the expertise to advise you on the legal implications of all fintech developments.
Our global fintech team delivers quality advice across multiple jurisdictions.
A multi-disciplined approach
We understand all aspects of fintech and the laws and regulations that apply to it.
How we can help
The tokenisation of securities is reimagining financial markets.Read more
Not just a token presence
The tokenisation of securities is gathering pace. Ashurst has advised on bond issues in multiple jurisdictions, involving leading banks and digital infrastructure providers. Our dedicated team has unique experience launching projects that leverage DLT and other systems, while taking account of the evolving regulatory requirements that apply to issuers, investors, custodians, intermediaries and market operators.
A full range of support
Our team's experience includes working with both native digital assets and tokenised investments. As markets develop, we have advised both new entrants and traditional financial institutions on the deployment of digital market infrastructure, cross-border services, and applications. Ashurst has been in the forefront of the transformation of financial services, and we continue to evolve with our clients.
Crafting compliant solutions for digital-first businessesRead more
Increasing regulatory scrutiny
As financial technology evolves, market participants are increasingly exposed to regulatory scrutiny, potential investigations and even possible sanctions. Anyone involved in fintech needs to pay particular attention to issues related to authorisation requirements, data privacy, cybersecurity and anti–money laundering and counter-terrorism financing legislation.
Ashurst’s multi-disciplined team has an in-depth and global understanding of fintech and the regulations that apply to it. Our client-oriented approach enables us to deliver commercial, practical and innovative advice to address specific regulatory challenges.
Ensuring cyber-secure, operationally resilient contractual frameworksRead more
Increasing focus on contracts
As businesses work faster and smarter in response to ongoing technological disruption, there is a greater focus on the importance of productive commercial relationships and the need for effective contracts. Fintech developments are supporting this trend through the increased digitalisation of contracts.
High-profile commercial experience
Ashurst has a global team of lawyers focused on drafting and negotiating all types of commercial contracts. These include outsourcing and other service provision agreements; joint venture, strategic relationship, franchise and agency arrangements; and supply and manufacturing contracts. Our team proactively digitalises contracts, enabling businesses to streamline processes, store contracts securely and effectively manage contract portfolios.
Secure funding, seed to growth capital, mergers, acquisitions and exitsRead more
Digitalisation encouraging deals
Increasing digitalisation of businesses across all industries is leading to additional mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the fintech sector. Economic volatility and geopolitical instability also contribute to the growing likelihood of deal-making in the technology, media and telecommunications industry.
Innovative advice for transactions across multiple jurisdictions
Ashurst is internationally recognised for its M&A practice. We work with public and private organisations of all sizes and at all stages of growth to execute transactions. We also advise institutional investors on fundraising, regulatory and investment activities. Our global technology M&A team has the strength, depth, sector knowledge and cross-border reach to deliver quality advice across multiple jurisdictions. Our NewLaw team, Ashurst Advance, also ensures we are at the forefront of technology innovation.