Technology is disruptive – our Fintech experts facilitate technology-led change

Blake Morgan has specialist fintech lawyers operating across its Technology, Data Protection, IP and Financial Services teams covering a full range of fintech, insurtech and regtech matters. Our committed fintech lawyers offer practical legal solutions in this ever-evolving and innovative marketplace and assist our clients in navigating their legal, regulatory and commercial challenges.

Our fintech lawyers have extensive experience at the front line, including in-house experience at fintech companies and experience of financial services advisory, product development, open banking and perimeter issues. This is coupled with a deep understanding of technology, digitisation, IP and data, and the way these are being monetised in new and novel ways.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our dedicated Fintech team provides practical, workable and highly commercial solutions to its clients across a range of specialisms.

Fintech

Our technology lawyers offer market-leading advice on the contractual arrangements underpinning our clients' commercial practices. This includes, advising on and negotiating outsourcing agreements, cloud-computing agreements (including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS agreements), artificial intelligence, blockchain, digitisation and data migration projects, AI and machine learning, software design and development and licencing, and agreements for the creation and maintenance of online payment-platforms.

Insurtech

Our lawyers have worked at the cutting edge for technology companies, carriers and regulated intermediaries in the insurance space, combining both regulatory expertise, particularly in the field of perimeter advice, with a deep understanding of new technologies to embrace digitisation and the power of AI in product innovation, distribution and pricing in mature as well as emerging markets.

Regulation

Our Financial Services Group works closely with our Technology team, providing seamless advice on compliance and regulatory issues as technology drives innovation in the sector. We help clients structure and document their financial services products, advise on perimeter issues, digital identity and associated AML/KYC policies, and help clients keep abreast of regulatory developments in this evolving space.

Data Protection and Privacy

Our information law specialists advise fintech clients on all aspects of data protection and privacy including outsourcings, complex data sharing arrangements and information governance.

Corporate

Our Corporate team help fintech companies throughout their lifecycle and integrate with our wider fintech teams to ensure that clients obtain appropriate legal advice to facilitate client aims whilst complying with regulations.

IP

Our tech IP lawyers advise financial services businesses and suppliers on software IP protection and ownership, database migration, open source licensing and the protection and use of financial data and indices.

Our Clients


Our Fintech team has extensive experience advising start-ups, incumbents and challengers on the commercial and legal challenges and opportunities they face in the fintech sector; with representatives across the ecosystem both from a financial services and technology perspective.

We have a wealth of experience which enables us to deliver the right advice to achieve results for both existing and future clients.

Highlights


Our fintech experts advised a challenger bank on the contractual arrangements supporting its development and implementation of new disruptive technology in the financial services sector through the delivery of an online payment platform project. 


We advised an insurance carrier on its IT infrastructure and data protection advice, including the provision of advice on its customer-facing systems, drawing on multiple data sets and sources and use of algorithms in the analysis and presentation of information.


Our Fintech team advised a financial market infrastructure provider on financial data licensing issues involving a new market utility.


Simon
Stokes
Partner

London

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Karl
Foster
Legal Director

Cardiff

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Elisabeth
Bell
Legal Director

Reading

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Humphreys
Partner

Oxford

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Kath
Shimmin
Partner

Southampton

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Alison
Patten-Hall
Partner

Reading

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