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FinTech

Clients turn to us for our deep experience and market leadership in financial services and technology to handle headline transactions and high-stakes disputes across the FinTech sector. FinTech matters require analysis of financial regulations, intellectual property, privacy, personal data and cybersecurity—areas of law that are constantly evolving. Our FinTech Practice takes a collaborative approach to advise clients on novel and complex issues spanning multiple practice areas. Our practice is distinguished by the breadth of our client relationships and industry experience, and our participation in cutting-edge transactions and litigations gives us unique insight into best practices and future issues in the sector.

“Simpson Thacher has good business acumen to meet its clients’ needs and anticipate their demands.”
Chambers USA 2017 (quoting a client)

We have extensive experience in:

  • IPOs: All phases of the investment lifecycle for FinTech companies, from pre-IPO financings and reorganizations to IPOs and follow-on offerings or dual-exit strategies
  • M&A and Private Equity: Transactions and investments in the FinTech sector, including early stage and growth investments
  • Disputes and Investigations: High-profile litigations, investigations and arbitrations across the FinTech sector
  • IP and Cybersecurity: Intellectual property, licensing, personal and confidential data, privacy and cybersecurity issues
  • Regulatory: Regulations on chartering, licensing and supervisory matters
  • Compliance and AML: Anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance, foreign asset controls, market and trading regulation, taxation and consumer protections
  • ​Charters: The establishment of FinTech chartered businesses
  • Blockchain​: “Smart” contracts using blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

 

“[Our] litigation group is frequently at the forefront of many of the highest-profile financial services-related disputes in the market.”
The Legal 500 United States 2017

Our clients include FinTech companies and the private investment firms, public companies and financial institutions active in the space. 

Band 1 or 2
Chambers USA Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A 2009-2017
Tier 1
The Legal 500 United States Financial Services Litigation 2012-2017

News & Events

    Publications

      Spotlight on
      Law360 “Technology Team of the Year” 2016
      Spotlight on
      FinTech Update: OCC Financial Inclusion Rules Present Uncertainties for Applicants