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New technologies, disruptive business models and changing customer preferences are transforming financial services across MENA, with increasing innovative products and customer centric service delivery concepts challenging the traditional offerings of banks and financial institutions.

The rapid emergence of FinTech start-ups has also spurred existing players into action and they are now investing in disruptive technologies and collaborating with start-ups and other players through joint ventures to secure market share in the prevailing digital age.

For many years, lawyers from our Banking & Finance, TMT and Corporate Commercial teams, have collectively assisted start-ups, private equity and venture capital firms, insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, Fintech platform operators, technology vendors and telecommunications companies, to navigate the legal, compliance and regulatory issues in this rapidly changing FinTech landscape.

For companies seeking to raise capital, we have an intimate familiarity with the whole journey of an emerging FinTech company from ideation to exit.  We have technology specialists regularly advising VCs and CVCs on FinTech financings from seed through to multiple growth rounds to companies achieving substantial exits through trade sales and IPOs.   We understand the dynamics of how to finance an emerging company in a way that future-proofs and protects the company against down-rounds, investor and founder misalignment and other legal challenges facing companies in this space.

 

Banking & Finance / Financial Services Regulatory   •   Technology   •   Corporate

 

  • AI / machine learning
  • Blockchain / smart contracts
  • Biometrics
  • Cloud computing
  • Crowdfunding / Peer to Peer financing
  • Cryptocurrencies / crypto assets
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data protection / digital identity
  • Digital platforms
  • Digital token platforms and offerings
  • Digital transformation
  • Financial services regulation
  • Governance frameworks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • IP licensing and ownership / patents
  • IT procurement and outsourcing
  • M&A and joint ventures
  • Mobile payments [not sure about this as technically falls in Payment categories, and could be any electronic payments] (inc. Near field communication (NFC))
  • Open banking
  • Payment systems, platforms and services
  • Robo advisory
  • Venture capital / finance

Whether you are considering investing in disruptive technologies, a traditional player in this field, a bank, a payment services provider, or a new entrant start-up, our team of FinTech experts are well placed to advise you throughout your entire FinTech life cycle.