Fintech Overview

Financial Technology (fintech) is evolving at a breathtaking pace, as the digital revolution changes, improves, redefines and inverts traditional roles and functions of financial services. Given the increasing demand for fintech solutions around the world, we provide clients with tailored advice to help them develop, strengthen and protect their digital infrastructure, deliver innovative products and services, and enhance their operations and compliance systems.

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Why work with White & Case?

  • Trusted strategic advisors: White & Case is home to a dedicated, global team of lawyers focused on the convergence of financial services and technology. Our Firm functions as a global one-stop shop providing advice on legal, regulatory and commercial issues specific to fintech industry participants.
  • Truly global presence: With offices worldwide, our on-the-ground presence across major financial and technology centers as well as developing fintech hubs, including Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Nordic countries, uniquely position our Firm to seamlessly provide fintech advice to our clients with activity in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Decades of experience: We have advised leading innovators across the financial and technology industries, plus others, on the development, adoption and adaptation of technological solutions to maintain a competitive business advantage for more than half a century.
  • Comprehensive multidisciplinary capabilities: Our top-ranked lawyers across multiple disciplines coordinate efficiently to deliver straightforward, commercially sound advice, drawing upon their expertise in M&A, technology transactions, financial institution regulatory and advisory, data management, privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, competition, finance, capital markets, tax, employment and disputes.
  • Deep commercial understanding: We develop and maintain strong relationships with fintech industry groups, we stay abreast of our clients’ business and digital strategies, and we leverage our strong bench of lawyers with prior regulatory, government, trade association and in-house expertise to stay on top of evolving regulatory, policy and commercial issues and related trends, transactions and disputes.

Our clients

We advise clients at all stages of growth, from early-stage companies across a wide range of fintech industry segments to major multinational corporates, global financial services firms, venture capital firms, asset managers, private equity houses and insurance companies.

Where we can help

  • Advertising and Public Relations transactions and regulatory
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain/Distributed ledger technology
  • Business process and customer service automation and robotics
  • Cloud-based solutions and strategies
  • Competition and disputes
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data management, protection and monetization
  • Digital processes, products, platforms, currencies and services
  • Financings
  • Innovative and traditional forms of payment services, trading, lending and alternative finance, including mobile payments, e-wallets, robo advice and crowd-funding
  • Intellectual property
  • IPOs, offerings and exits
  • M&A, dispositions, joint ventures, outsourcing and other alliances
  • Regulatory compliance and advisory, including regtech

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Awards and recognition

"Overall, they are one of the more trusted firms that I work with. First one to call. Subject matter expertise is great, they have a deep practice where they have a wide range of experts. Client service-wise, definitely better than most firms in terms of responsiveness."
Client quote, Chambers FinTech Legal - USA, 2020

"Their combination of a technology transaction team and the regulatory team fits very well from a FinTech perspective. Good synergy for a FinTech client."
Client quote, Chambers FinTech Legal - USA, 2020

"The firm's strong international network and ties with US offices is an added draw for serious players in Mexico's fast-growing FinTech arena."
Chambers FinTech Legal - Mexico, 2020

"White & Case lead the way in representing some of the most innovative players in the FinTech space in M&A transactions, and provide clients with high-quality advice on the structuring and regulatory aspects of cutting-edge digital platforms, including those based on blockchain technology."
Chambers FinTech Legal - Germany, 2020

Named among the Top 5 most innovative law firms in North America
The Financial Times 2013 – 2018

Firm of the Year (Regulatory and Investigations)
Legal 500 Awards UK 2018

"Distinguished transactional practice with considerable expertise in the technology and outsourcing sector. Regularly sought out for its counsel on FinTech matters, with an active practice advising on technology-related acquisitions, joint ventures and service agreements."
Chambers USA 2018

"They have excellent expertise in financial regulation as applicable to FinTech, and they are very responsive, which makes them great partners for lengthy negotiations taking place in several countries."
Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech 2018

"White & Case has an extensive roster of large banking technology clients, and a strong practice in respect of a range of legal issues in the FinTech space, including blockchain and AI."
Chambers Professional Advisers: FinTech 2018

Top innovator across four categories
FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2018

White & Case LLP has 'outstanding skills in financial regulatory matters' and provides 'quick and practicable advice at the highest level'."
Legal 500 UK 2018

Experienced in licensing, litigation, cloud computing and data protection matters with significant activity in M&A and Joint venture agreements.
Chambers Global 2017

"A broad and deep banking and finance offering globally, with strong presences in the UK, Asia, Africa and Europe, as well as market-leading Latin American capabilities."
Chambers Global 2017

"Regularly advises clients in various fields, such as technology…and financial services on outsourcing matters, and has experience in protecting clients' technology and data assets."
Chambers Global 2017

"Experienced in licensing, litigation, cloud computing and data protection matters, with significant activity in M&A and joint venture agreements."
Chambers Global 2017

"This highly recommended firm is living up to its reputation as a specialist in technology transactions."
Chambers USA 2016

"highlighted for…representation of financial institutions in technology and outsourcing transactions, drawing on significant experience in fintech developments."
Chambers USA 2017