Team

The international fintech team at Herbert Smith Freehills includes more than twenty partners and a large team of other experts, who cover all relevant legal areas. Our team is spread across the globe from London, through France and Germany, to Dubai, Singapore, Indonesia, Tokyo and Australia.

We advise participants across the fintech sector, from major incumbent financial institutions who are expanding their tech offering, to established challengers and fintech firms who are looking to grow, to start-up or scale-up businesses seeking early stage capital.

Our expertise covers technology and IT platforms, fundraising and other corporate matters, cyber security and data protection, financial services regulation, IP, competition law, and disputes.

Significant clients include:

  • mobile payments businesses, including Apple, Visa, Bharti, Klarna, Monetise, and Virgin Money;
  • payments services and e-commerce providers, including GlobalCollect, Play.com, Klarna, heidelpay, Mobilemode, Pure Commerce, and Edebex;
  • challenger banks, including Clear.Bank and Tandem Money;
  • investors including Temasek, Khazanah, SoftBank, and Goldman Sachs; and
  • incumbent institutions, including Bank of Ireland, Lloyds Banking Group, and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Team

London

Nick Pantlin
Nick Pantlin
Partner, TMT
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+44 20 7466 2570
Alex Kay
Alex Kay
Partner, Corporate
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+44 20 7466 2447
Nicholas Moore
Nicholas Moore
Partner, TMT
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+44 20 7466 2252
Barnaby Hinnigan
Barnaby Hinnigan
Partner, Corporate
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+44 20 7466 2816
Andrew Moir
Andrew Moir
Partner, Cyber Security
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+44 20 7466 2773
Rich Woods
Rich Woods
Senior Associate, TMT
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+44 20 7466 2940
Hayley Brady
Hayley Brady
Senior Associate, TMT
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+44 20 7466 2079
Mark Staley
Mark Staley
Senior Associate, Financial Services Regulatory
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+44 20 7466 7621
David Coulling
David Coulling
Partner, TMT
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+44 20 7466 2442
Clive Cunningham
Clive Cunningham
Partner, Financial Services Regulatory
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+44 20 7466 2278
Caroline Rae
Caroline Rae
Partner, Corporate
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+44 20 7466 2916
Michael Poulton
Michael Poulton
Partner, Debt Finance
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+44 20 7466 2777

Paris

Regis Oreal
Regis Oreal
Partner, Debt Finance
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+33 1 53 57 73 73
Christopher Theris
Christopher Theris
Partner, Corporate
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+33 1 53 57 65 54
Vincent Hatton
Vincent Hatton
Partner, Debt Finance
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+33 1 53 57 70 85
Vincent Danton
Vincent Danton
Partner, Debt Finance
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+33 1 53 57 74 14
Pierre Mathe
Pierre Mathe
Of Counsel, Financial Services Regulatory
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+33 1 53 57 69 86

Germany

Nico Abel
Nico Abel
Partner, Corporate
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+49 69 2222 82430

Middle East

Zubair Mir
Zubair Mir
Partner, Corporate and Investment Funds
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+971 4 428 6303

Singapore

Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson
Partner, Corporate
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+65 6868 9808
Jy Millis
Jy Millis
Partner, Corporate
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+65 68688073

Indonesia

David Dawborn
David Dawborn
Partner, Corporate
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+62 21 5790 0571

Japan

Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher
Senior Associate, Corporate
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+44 20 7466 2597

Australia

Peter Dunne
Peter Dunne
Partner, Corporate
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+61 2 9225 5714