K&L Gates

K&L Gates is a global firm with a team of lawyers who have vast experience assisting clients in navigating the structuring, fundraising, regulatory, policy and business issues surrounding FinTech start-ups. Our fully integrated firm is poised to provide clever and efficient legal solutions that are representative of the FinTech industry.

Money can be tight in a start-up which is why we like to get in on the ground floor and work to build relationships to deliver maximum value. With this in mind, our offerings provide cost certainty and assist you through the various critical stages of the start up lifecycle.

We deliver results for our clients across the global FinTech ecosystem. Our strong reputation in this industry draws upon our firm’s:

  • reach and resources
  • interdisciplinary and collaborative approach
  • strength in corporate/M&A, regulatory, emerging growth
  • leading investment management and consumer financial services practices.

The FinTech industry encompasses a wide range of verticals, including payments, nextgen commerce, marketplace lending, asset management, blockchain, RegTech, and technology among others, and our cross-practice, global team of more than 100 FinTech lawyers has vast experience assisting clients in navigating the business, regulatory, intellectual property, tax, and policy maze that often characterises this industry.

Demonstrating our commitment to the industry, we are actively involved with several FinTech incubators across the globe, including FinTech Australia, H2 Ventures in Sydney, Financial Health Network (formerly CFSI) in the US and PNP Paris. Rather than just sponsoring these accelerators/incubators, we are involved at the grassroots level working directly with start-ups, including handling legal matters for incubators CFSI and H2 Ventures.

The goal of the practice, as counsel to the global FinTech industry, is to be poised to provide strategic and efficient legal solutions that are representative of the FinTech industrys constantly evolving platforms, services, and technologies. Our progressive approach to the FinTech space ensures that we are able to provide our clients with legal advice that is line with the cutting-edge advancements typically seen in the industry.