Area of focus


As the wave of tech-based innovation drives an unprecedented shift in financial services, new legal considerations are becoming increasingly necessary for clients. The rapid acquisition and deployment of these innovations and technologies by financial institutions, market crashes, and ensuing new regulations — all contribute to an unprecedented rate of change and consequential impact across the global financial services arena.

We recognize the complexities our fintech clients – including...

Representative experience

Representation of and Open Banking's exclusive external legal advisor on a prestigious and ground-breaking industry project.

Representation of and settled charges for the founder of EtherDelta, a digital "token" trading platform, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Representation of CertiK in connection with its smart contract verification business, including corporate formation, financing, intellectual property, employment, immigration, and tax advice.

Representation of  Refinery, a tech start-up and a member of Consensys London's cohort, in connection with the development and roll-out of its innovative blockchain-based platform.

Representation of TaxMap Inc. in connection with a blockchain-based multijurisdictional tax calculation and payment system.

Representation of NBT Bank in connection with its partnership with a solar panel provider and fintech platforms, including Lending Club and Lendeavor.

Representation of Lucidity in connection with blockchain technology for monitoring and verifying digital advertising campaigns.

Representation of and providing strategic, commercial, and regulatory advice to Habito to assist it with its application for FCA authorization and preparation for life as an authorized firm.

Representation of Monzo in connection with the launch of its lending products linked to its move from prepaid cards into a full current account offering.

Representation of Globacap on its issuance of digital tokens representing equity ownership.

Representation of Actium in connection with its automated platform for displaying and reconciling security trading information and guardrails in real time.

Representation of Goldman Sachs in connection with its Series E investment in Nutmeg Saving and Investment Ltd.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Russian Supreme Court unified the approach to the definition of the Russian territory for the purposes of e-commerce

In July 2019, Russian Supreme Court adopted a ruling providing the general guidance on consumer protection issues in e-commerce sector. In particular the ruling clarifies the criteria for...

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Hogan Lovells Engage

EBA annual report: actions taken during the last year and next steps

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells welcomes P20 global payments conference back to London

London, 4 June 2019 - As a P20 Board member and sponsor, Hogan Lovells announces that the annual P20 conference, which convenes business leaders, government officials and regulators from...

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Press Releases

Three for three: Hogan Lovells Global FinTech Mentor and Momentum Program celebrates third year and three new recipients

London, 30 April 2019 – Hogan Lovells is kicking off year three of its Global FinTech Mentor and Momentum Program as it announces the first three members of the 2019-20 intake.

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Media Mention

A view on PBOC's statement on China's new FinTech regulations

Andrew McGinty was recently interviewed by PaymentsCompliance on a statement issued by the People’s Bank of China announcing the creation of new FinTech regulations.

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Awards and Rankings

Hogan Lovells has been named the best overall law firm by China Business Law Journal 2019

In addition to being named the best overall law firm, our Greater China practice has been awarded in the following areas in the China Business Law Awards 2019.

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