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
+44 20 7466 2570

Alex Kay

Alex Kay
Partner, Corporate
+44 20 7466 2447

Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore
Partner, TMT
+44 20 7466 2252

Barnaby Hinnigan

Barnaby Hinnigan
Partner, Corporate
+44 20 7466 2816

Andrew Moir

Andrew Moir
Partner, Cyber Security
+44 20 7466 2773

Rich Woods

Rich Woods
Senior Associate, TMT
+44 20 7466 2940

Hayley Brady

Hayley Brady
Senior Associate, TMT
+44 20 7466 2079

Mark Staley

Mark Staley
Senior Associate, Financial Services Regulatory
+44 20 7466 7621

David Coulling

David Coulling
Partner, TMT
+44 20 7466 2442

Clive Cunningham

Clive Cunningham
Partner, Financial Services Regulatory
+44 20 7466 2278

Caroline Rae

Caroline Rae
Partner, Corporate
+44 20 7466 2916

Michael Poulton

Michael Poulton
Partner, Debt Finance
+44 20 7466 2777

Paris

Regis Oreal

Regis Oreal
Partner, Debt Finance
+33 1 53 57 73 73

Christopher Theris

Christopher Theris
Partner, Corporate
+33 1 53 57 65 54

Vincent Hatton

Vincent Hatton
Partner, Debt Finance
+33 1 53 57 70 85

Vincent Danton

Vincent Danton
Partner, Debt Finance
+33 1 53 57 74 14

Pierre Mathe

Pierre Mathe
Of Counsel, Financial Services Regulatory
+33 1 53 57 69 86

Germany

Nico Abel

Nico Abel
Partner, Corporate
+49 69 2222 82430

Middle East

Zubair Mir

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

Singapore

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson
Partner, Corporate
+65 6868 9808

Indonesia

David Dawborn

David Dawborn
Partner, Corporate
+62 21 5790 0571

Japan

Joseph Fisher

Joseph Fisher
Senior Associate, Corporate
+44 20 7466 2597

Australia

Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne
Partner, Corporate
+61 2 9225 5714