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The CMS FinTech team brings together the strengths of market-leading legal and technological expertise, with industry knowledge. With our expert technology, outsourcing, intellectual property and data privacy teams, substantial banking and insurance team, and considerable regulatory practice, CMS is a genuine FinTech powerhouse. And our experienced corporate team boasts the skills to deliver successful transactions for the largest institution to the smallest start-up and its investors.

Our scale and deep industry expertise enables us to serve the full spectrum of players in the Fintech market, including the largest retail and investment banks, Fintech investors such as Anacap and Blenheim Chalcot, established Fintech companies like ClearScore and GoCardless, and the smaller start-ups such as Akoni and MishiPay. We also have particular depth of experience in the launch of crowdfunding platforms and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Please browse the sections below to find out more about how we can help you:

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To find out more about our views and hot topics related to FinTech, please take time to browse our Insights section.

To find out more about CMS’ equIP accelerator programme for start-ups please visit our equIP and start-ups section or contact one of our FinTech team.

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01/08/2022
The Law Com­mis­sion’s con­sulta­tion pa­per on di­git­al as­sets in­clud­ing pro­pos­al...
The Law Com­mis­sion for Eng­land and Wales has launched a sig­ni­fic­ant and de­tailed con­sulta­tion on pro­pos­als to en­sure that the law re­cog­nises and pro­tects di­git­al as­sets, which in­clude crypto-tokens, cryptoassets...
28/07/2022
Eng­lish High Court per­mits ser­vice of court pro­ceed­ings by NFT
For the first time out­side the United States and for only the second time world­wide,[1] a court has al­lowed the ser­vice of pro­ceed­ings via non-fun­gible token (NFT).  The judg­ment of Trow­ers J in the...
13/07/2022
Crypto and ESG - 11 things you need to know…
Cryptoassets are in the spot­light for many reas­ons. The use of crypto­cur­ren­cies as an al­tern­at­ive to fi­at cur­ren­cies is be­ing ex­plored and tested fur­ther by glob­al events. Cryptoassets and block­chain...
27/06/2022
Amend­ments to the UK MLRs – 14 key changes to know now
HM Treas­ury launched a con­sulta­tion on 22 Ju­ly 2021 (Con­sulta­tion), which out­lined how the gov­ern­ment in­ten­ded to amend the UK’s money laun­der­ing re­gime to en­sure that the UK con­tin­ues to meet in­ter­na­tion­al...
13/06/2022
Gambling Com­mis­sion warns of im­plic­a­tions of change of con­trol ap­prov­al...
The Gambling Com­mis­sion has is­sued re­mind­ers to its li­censees of their ob­lig­a­tions to seek the Com­mis­sion's ap­prov­al for a change of cor­por­ate con­trol ("CoCC").  The warn­ings – cir­cu­lated as part of...
10/06/2022
Eng­lish High Court treats Non-Fun­gible Tokens as leg­al prop­erty in fraud...
In an im­port­ant rul­ing, the High Court of Eng­land and Wales re­cog­nised that there was at least a real­ist­ic­ally ar­gu­able case that non-fun­gible tokens (“NFTs”) were to be treated as leg­al prop­erty...
25/05/2022
AI, ma­chine learn­ing & big data laws and reg­u­la­tions 2022
The United King­dom has an am­bi­tion to be­come the world’s lead­er in Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) tech­no­logy and policy and AI is in­creas­ingly be­ing ad­op­ted across a wide vari­ety of sec­tors in­clud­ing...
07/04/2022
UK an­nounces mul­tiple de­vel­op­ments to make the UK a glob­al hub for cryptoassets...
On 4 April 2022, key an­nounce­ments were made re­gard­ing the de­vel­op­ment of the UK cryptoasset sec­tor with the aim of mak­ing it a glob­al hub for cryptoassets. HM Treas­ury (“HMT”) pub­lished a re­sponse...
18/03/2022
Post-Brexit: UK plaintiffs must provide cost se­cur­ity for pro­ceed­ings in...
Last year, long lorry jams made it clear to every­one what con­sequences Brexit will have for cross­ing the bor­der to main­land Europe. Far less known is the hurdle which UK com­pan­ies must over­come when they...
08/03/2022
Crypto­cur­rency fraud and in­junct­ive rem­ed­ies from Eng­lish courts
Mr Justice Lane, sit­ting in the High Court (Queens Bench Di­vi­sion), gran­ted the Claimant, Sally Jayne Den­isz (“SD”), an in­ter­im pro­pri­et­ary in­junc­tion, a world­wide freez­ing or­der and a banker’s...
20/01/2022
Mar­ket­ing crypto­cur­ren­cies in the UK: Latest de­vel­op­ments
There have been some re­cent and very im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to the mar­ket­ing of crypto­cur­ren­cies, also known as “cryptoassets” in the UK. On 18 Janu­ary 2022, HM Treas­ury (“HMT”)...
18/01/2022
Charles Ker­rigan named in The Law­yer Hot 100 2022
CMS part­ner Charles Ker­rigan has been named in The Law­yer’s 2022 Hot 100 list, a roster of standout UK law­yers over the past year who have been deemed the most dar­ing, in­nov­at­ive and cre­at­ive from across...