Welcome to the Latham & Watkins Global FinTech and Payments blog.

Here, you will find our views and short updates on the most important local and international developments impacting innovation in financial services.

We help clients around the globe navigate the critical and ever-changing business, legal and regulatory issues associated with the technological disruption of financial services. Our global coverage, combined with expertise from more than 60 established practice and industry groups, enables us to advise clients throughout the FinTech ecosystem. We work with:

  • Financial institutions as they adapt and transform helping 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. We 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 working with technology and internet companies as they make investments globally and roll-out mobile payment platforms in new markets. We support 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 helping 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 supporting 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.

We hope you find the posts useful and relevant and invite you to share your thoughts and comments on the blog or via email.