S&C has an extensive history advising clients at the leading edge of innovation in financial services. Our unmatched track record and wealth of knowledge in the heavily-regulated industry, where any project or transaction must take into account the complex regulatory framework facing financial institutions, makes us uniquely qualified to advise fintech clients on their most important matters in the current environment of increasing regulatory and governmental scrutiny.
We leverage our historical experience in financial services to offer a broad set of tailored capabilities for fintech clients, including M&A, regulatory, corporate, capital markets and enforcement matters, as well as interacting with and advocating before regulatory bodies. Our lawyers work on an integrated basis to bring the full strength of the Firm to the table on every matter; reflecting the diverse nature of fintech, team members come from numerous practice groups within S&C: Financial Services, Digital Assets, Payments, Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Economic Sanctions and Financial Crime, Commodities, Futures & Derivatives, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Financial Services.
S&C’s fintech clients span the ecosystem and include financial institutions, payment providers, blockchain and distributed ledger developers, virtual currency exchanges, marketplace lenders, private equity and venture capital firms, information services and data analytic firms, clearing houses, settlement systems, identity certification and management systems, and exchanges and alternative trading systems.