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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service South-east Asian law firm which provides legal services to a wide range of premier clients, including local and multinational corporations, financial institutions and start-ups.

Allen & Gledhill's FinTech practice as well as its FinTech lawyers are consistently ranked top tier in leading legal directories and publications. Our practice covers all manner of FinTech products and services including payment services, security token exchanges and digital payment token exchanges, equity and debt crowdfunding platforms, P2P lending platforms, online lending intermediary based platforms, online money transfer systems, online payment system providers, robo-advisors, virtual stored value facility providers and initial coin offering structures.

Contact Person: Adrian Ang

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: 68907710

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Asia Practice LLC

Asia Practice LLC is a corporate and finance focused Singapore-based law practice with expertise in corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory and compliance work. Our lawyers provide full service corporate support to banks and financial institutions as well as corporates, advising on all types of corporate and financing structures, from the structuring to the enforcement.

Regulatory advice is an area of expertise and our Fintech clients include corporates as well as market participants and stakeholders. Our cross-border experience includes advising on investments into Singapore from ASEAN and China, as well as outbound investments into China, ASEAN and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

The firm routinely advises on structuring, and is involved in the preparation and negotiation of agreements for founders, investments and other capital raises (such as subscription agreements, shareholder agreements and loan documents), employee share option schemes and documentation (terms and conditions) for commercial contracts and trading. Regulatory advice on licensing and ongoing conduct-of-business requirements is also an area that the firm is regularly engaged to assist with.

Contact Person: Jonathan Tan

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: 62201912

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Charis Chambers LLC

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. With an inclusive culture and innovative mindset, we deliver smarter, more creative legal services that drive better outcomes for our clients. Our deep industry knowledge, long-standing relationships and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.

Our global FinTech team operates from a business-focused perspective, aimed at balancing growth strategies, risk mitigation and the flexibility to innovate. We advise financial institutions and FinTech firms on a variety of matters involving, among others, implementation of business models that support digital assets, tokenisation and/or distributed ledger technology, payment services, the collection, storage and use of data, technology outsourcing, bank/e-commerce partnerships, and deployment of financial services via virtual channels. With more than 60 FinTech-focused lawyers in offices around the world, we provide the counsel to maintain a competitive business advantage in this sector.

In Singapore, we are in a Formal Law Alliance with Resource Law LLC, with whom we share our offices.

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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms and the world’s foremost legal adviser to the financial sector and are trusted counsel to both corporations and financial institutions as they adapt to recent waves of technological change.

Clifford Chance provides multi-disciplinary transactional and regulatory advice to established and emerging participants in fintech. Our strong relationships with the regulators allow us to create innovative legal solutions that work. Organisations need advisers who demonstrate leadership in both the financial and technology sectors – we advise companies that are shaping these converging worlds.

Contact Person: Claire Bovar

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: +65 66612066

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Consilium Law Corporation

Incorporated in 2010, Consilium Law is a Dynamic boutique law firm specializing in Corporate and commercial, Fintech, Employment disputes, Family Law and Mediation.

Our financial technology (“fintech”) team is staffed by lawyers with experience in financial regulatory law, including securities law and general corporate and commercial law. We provide advisory on Singapore Law and also work closely with foreign lawyers from other jurisdictions such as Canada and across Europe and the United States in relation to the securities laws and regulations of their respective jurisdictions and have been working with multinational clients from different countries.

Services Include: Applications to MAS and other government organizations including relating to: Payments Services Act and ancillary legislation, security tokens, CMS and other licenses, agreements between parties, supply and services and other contracts, registration of trademarks and logos, private mediation for disputes.

Contact Person: Franca Ciambella

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: 62352700

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Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. Recognized for its robust FinTech capabilities with top rankings globally, Latham mobilizes a cross-disciplinary and global team to serve the full spectrum of the FinTech ecosystem on any aspect of a FinTech matter; whether it be the regulatory implications of establishing a new cryptoasset, adopting a new technology or system, or the considerations of investing in, or acquiring, a FinTech company. The firm’s collective expertise ensures clients receive pragmatic and commercial advice to develop data-driven, scalable, secure, and compliant FinTech solutions.

The firm’s global coverage, combined with its ability to draw specific expertise from more than 60 established practice and industry groups, enables Latham to advise all market participants in the FinTech ecosystem.

·Financial institutions as they adapt and transform. The firm helps financial institutions improve infrastructure, trade processing and service delivery through strategic alliances, consortia deals and regulated outsourcings that enable the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, cloud computing and data analytics.

·FinTech startups — from inception through all rounds of funding, to IPO and beyond. Latham lawyers protect startups’ intellectual property as they enter into partnerships with other participants in the FinTech industry, and the firm helps them navigate the complex regulatory environment so they can prosper and grow.

· Technology companies diversifying into FinTech. Latham works with technology and internet companies as they make investments globally and roll-out mobile payment platforms in new markets. Latham lawyers support these new entrants on tailoring their products to address the legal and cross-border issues around cybersecurity, privacy and payments regulation.

·Investors and acquirers as they identify and secure strategic opportunities. The firm helps clients invest in, acquire and divest lines of business or enterprises through innovative corporate deal structures, strategic alliances, joint ventures and consortia.

·Big data and analytics firms on all aspects of their businesses. Latham supports clients on their most cutting-edge projects, including data standardization and automation, the creation of new benchmarks and data indices, the establishment of data utilities, and the use of data and analytics in trading and financial markets.

Contact Person: Simon Hawkins / Farhana Sharmeen

Contact Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Contact Number: +65 6536 1161

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Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.

As a global law firm, Linklaters delivers market-leading advice across the full spectrum of legal specialities in the core areas of corporate/M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, dispute resolution and TMT.

Linklaters has an established Fintech practice with strong track record of advising Fintech participants on both transactional and regulatory aspects of their fintech projects across Asia and globally. Linklaters has been in Singapore for more than 25 years. We are one of the few international firms to be awarded a qualifying foreign law practice licence which allows us to practice Singapore law as well as English and U.S. law.

Linklaters’ Fintech specialists have extensive experience in identifying and managing the legal risks that may arise from innovative technologies or business models in the Fintech domain. Our work with operators across the full fintech spectrum has given us first-hand visibility of the changes that have been taking place within the sector.

Contact Person: Peiying Chua

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: 66925869

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OC Queen Street LLC (an Osborne Clarke International Legal Practice)

We are an independent Singapore Law Practice and a part of Osborne Clarke's international legal practice. We provide legal services to a broad range of clients from banks, global technology companies and social media giants, to domestic and regional small-medium enterprises and start-ups. 

Best known for our work in the Digital Business sector, we are "well known for [our] strong FinTech practice" (Chambers FinTech 2020). We have also been recognised as "probably the only two-in-one lawyers in the industry who excel in both financial services and the business of technology" (The Legal 500 TMT, 2020). 

The Osborne Clarke international legal practice has a deep heritage in the Financial Services and Technology, Media and Communications sectors, acting for both the leading players and the disruptors who have developed game-changing technologies and innovative business models, from complex platforms through to content delivery and data management. In Singapore, we have full rights of audience in any Singapore court and our team includes lawyers qualified in Singapore, New York and England & Wales.

Our practice covers a wide spectrum of FinTech products and services and we advise FinTech firms on both the transactional and financial regulatory aspects of their business operations across Southeast Asia. In addition, our expertise extends to Blockchain, AI, Cryptocurrency, Data Protection, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Corporate & Commercial work.


Contact Person:
Koh Chia Ling / Andre Seah

Contact Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Contact Number: 6350 4382 / 6350 4380 

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Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. With an inclusive culture and innovative mindset, we deliver smarter, more creative legal services that drive better outcomes for our clients. Our deep industry knowledge, long-standing relationships and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.

Our global FinTech team operates from a business-focused perspective, aimed at balancing growth strategies, risk mitigation and the flexibility to innovate. We advise financial institutions and FinTech firms on a variety of matters involving, among others, implementation of business models that support digital assets, tokenisation and/or distributed ledger technology, payment services, the collection, storage and use of data, technology outsourcing, bank/e-commerce partnerships, and deployment of financial services via virtual channels. With more than 60 FinTech-focused lawyers in offices around the world, we provide the counsel to maintain a competitive business advantage in this sector.

In Singapore, we are in a Formal Law Alliance with Resource Law LLC, with whom we share our offices.

Contact Person: Hagen Rooke

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: 6320 5363

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Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley offers its clients extraordinary fintech experience. Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers advises a broad range of clients about the many legal issues that arise during the development and implementation of financial technology.

In our fintech practice, we combine strategic regulatory advice, transactional counseling and a deep knowledge of the financial services industry. The result is a comprehensive approach to formulating and executing strategies for clients who innovate and operate in the evolving fintech industry. Our record is strong with established financial institutions and start-up companies alike, as they have acquired, invested in, developed, implemented and brought to market new financial technologies, platforms, products and services. Our deep fintech roots reach back to earlier phases of the fintech revolution, when then-novel financial technologies were developed and commercialized. We were at the forefront when financial markets first conceived and then embraced debit cards, cash management accounts, online banking, exchange-traded commodity pools and financial derivatives.

Today, we remain fintech leaders as new developments cut across every aspect of the markets for banking, lending, securities, commodities, derivatives, insurance and payments. Financial markets are now tied inextricably to the internet, to mobile technologies and to related advances in data analytics, artificial intelligence, cryptography and blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. Because of our roots, we know how to work with institutions, entrepreneurs and regulators to develop novel solutions as a new generation of innovations comes online.

Our latest work encompasses mobile and person-to-person payment platforms, digital wallets, marketplace lending, robo-advisers, a wide range of virtual currency-related activities, derivatives and exchanges, and applications of blockchain and other distributed ledger technology. Thus, when our clients tap our fintech practice, they gain coordinated access to the full suite of legal services required to participate successfully in the continuing evolution of financial technology.

Contact Person: Han Ming Ho

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: 62303966

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