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FinTech is becoming increasingly more important in the world of financial services and is allowing the industry to become more efficient and agile. New and old technologies are causing positive disruption that affect the mid-to-back office in a range of processes.

We are completely immersed in the financial services industry and find it invaluable that our clients stay on top of FinTech changes, progress and legal affairs.

What is FinTech?

Traditional and emergent FinTech is characterised globally by incumbent models and infrastructure being near “end of life”, regulation, monetisation of data, fraud and identity protection and investment in new ventures.

The industry is defined by traditional and emerging technologies, from larger incumbent technology firms, supporting the financial services industry to middle and back office disruption.

Why is FinTech important to BLP?

For BLP, technology and financial services is everything. We’re immersed in the industry, we get the terminology, the business concepts and, of course, the technology.

What does BLP advise on?

Our FinTech practice covers the following areas:

  • Venture Capital (e.g. in the UK or from the US)
  • Investment by mature Corporates (UK/US/EU) looking to invest in technology
  • Establishment by mature Corporates of their own VC funds to invest in start-ups
  • Equity and debt capital markets including IPOs and M&A
  • Financial Services regulatory advice
  • Data privacy/data monetisation
  • Investment by Banks of “sweat equity” into start-ups
  • Investment and commercial models employed by Challenger Banks
  • Technology procurement and outsourcing in payments, financial data and analytics, financial software and platforms, IT infrastructure
  • IP protection and structures
  • Tax and Grants

Latest Examples of work

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      Provider of online prepaid payment methods

      Advised this leading digital wallet and stored value solutions provider on the development and enhancement of an award-winning system for the mobile transfer of money.

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      Large utility company

      Advised on a £500m ‘IT Alliance’ with a consortia of top tier suppliers.  It was one of the largest IT deals to come to the UK market in recent years.

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      Global online media organisation

      Advised a global online media organisation in relation to the implementation of a payments system.

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      An international payment services provider

      Advised the multicurrency payments service on its successful AIM IPO.

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