Fintech Experience

We advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its $800 million investment in Greensill in a deal that values the company at approximately $3.5 billion SoftBank’s investment will be the biggest FinTech investment in the EMEA region.
Advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its investment in British unicorn OakNorth, in what will be the 2nd largest ever European fintech fundraising. 

Advised Avast, the leading global cybersecurity provider, on its US$816.6 million (£602 million) initial public offering (IPO), the biggest ever software IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
Advised Emirates Telecommunications Corporation on its joint venture with Noor Bank to establish a state-of-the-art dirhamdenominated payment wallet business.

Advised Pollinate International in connection with its partnership with RBS to create NatWest Tyl, a new, innovative solution for merchant acquiring.

Bank Syndicate
Advised a syndicate of banks including Barclays, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, as joint global coordinators, and Bank of America, EFGHermes and Numis, as joint bookrunners, on Finablr's £1.2 billion LSE Main Market IPO.

Advised Nets, a market leader in the payments industry, on its acquisition of Dotpay/eCard and strategic alliance with Przelewy24.

Advised IngenicoGroup, the global leader in seamless payments, on its €1.5 billion acquisition of Bambora, a fast-growing global player in the payments industry, from private equity firm Nordic Capital.

Representation of Kreditech with respect to its collaboration with Naspers/PayU in the online consumer credit area. The deal involved complex regulatory and data protection issues regarding the rollout of the collaborative credit services in various countries around the world.

Equens/World Pay
Representation of Equens SE, one of the largest payment service providers in Europe, in a strategic business combination with the European market leader in payment and transactional services, Worldline SA. The business combination created the new pan-European leader in payment services. In addition, Worldline SA acquired PaySquare, the commercial acquiring subsidiary of Equens. The transaction was subject to regulatory and antitrust authorities´ approvals.

Representation of Paydirekt, a joint venture of a syndicate of banks, regarding the establishment of a payment system similar to PayPal.

Representation of Cielo S.A. (Cielo), Latin America’s leader in electronic payment solutions, in its US$670 million acquisition of Merchant e Solutions, Inc. (MeS), a US-based provider of full-service global payment solutions.

Verizon Wireless
Representation of Verizon Wireless in connection with the "Softcard" joint venture with other major wireless carriers for the development of a wireless payment platform.  Our role in this matter involved advising as to the structure of technology, personnel and IP contributions, vendor selection and negotiation of the sourcing and licensing arrangements with the various parties engaged to build the platform, commercial terms and potential royalty and value streams, as well as the rights as between the venture and the participating carriers and third-party licensees. We also advised on compliance considerations in establishing the platform, including US banking and consumer financial law considerations.