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).

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12 May 2021
Has the Chan­cel­lor in­tro­duced enough new de­vel­op­ments to make a dif­fer­ence...
In his key­note speech open­ing Lon­don FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced a series of new policy de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to FinTech. In par­tic­u­lar: the launch...
10 May 2021
Wide range of new ini­ti­at­ives an­nounced for UK FinTech by Chan­cel­lor (Part...
On 19 April 2021, dur­ing his open­ing key­note speech at a launch event for FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced new pro­pos­als for UK FinTech, as fol­lows: A new...
4 May 2021
Brexit brief­ing: What is the im­pact on elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture laws in the...
Con­sumers and busi­nesses in the UK routinely use EU-based e-sign­ing plat­forms to sign elec­tron­ic doc­u­ments. Plat­forms have grown in im­port­ance as so­cial dis­tan­cing re­stric­tions to com­bat COV­ID-19 have...
29 April 2021
Pub­lic­a­tion of the Di­git­al Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion Rules
The UK Jur­is­dic­tion Taskforce (UKJT) has now pub­lished the UK’s first Di­git­al Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion Rules (DDRR). The DDRR give leg­al ef­fect to auto­mat­ic dis­pute res­ol­u­tion pro­cesses built in­to di­git­al...
25 March 2021
FinTech Bytes
Wel­come to the TMT pod­cast series, 'FinTech Bytes'. FinTech Bytes by CMS is a pod­cast which gives listen­ers a ‘bite-sized’ over­view of top­ics af­fect­ing the FinTech mar­ket and provides in­sights in­to...
09 March 2021
UK Budget 2021: A bright fu­ture for the UK FinTech eco­sys­tem?
On the 3rd of March 2021, Chan­cel­lor Rishi Sunak an­nounced the latest UK budget. However, it came hot on the heels of the ground-break­ing Kal­ifa Re­view in­to the UK’s flour­ish­ing FinTech in­dustry. The...
02 March 2021
Fu­ture UK fintech strategy pub­lished in Kal­ifa Re­view
Fol­low­ing the 2020 Budget, the Chan­cel­lor asked Ron Kal­ifa OBE to carry out an in­de­pend­ent re­view of the UK’s fintech sec­tor to es­tab­lish pri­or­ity areas for in­dustry, policy makers, and reg­u­lat­ors...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
4 November 2020
The Law Com­mis­sion’s State­ment of Law: Ex­e­cu­tion with an elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has made the in-per­son sign­ing of deeds and doc­u­ments im­prac­tic­al and cre­ated a na­tion of ‘re­mote’ work­ers.Mer­cury-com­pli­ant ‘vir­tu­al sign­ings’ (where the sig­na­ture page...
4 November 2020
Elec­tron­ic Sig­na­tures & E-Sign­ing Plat­forms
Some pro­cess changes aren’t glam­or­ous or ex­cit­ing, but can save costs, drive im­proved com­pli­ance and audit­ab­il­ity and simply make what would oth­er­wise be time-con­sum­ing tasks much easi­er. The ad­op­tion...
03 November 2020
Busy Times in FinTech: Out­line of Re­cent Reg­u­lat­ory De­vel­op­ments - Part...
In this art­icle, the second in the series, we con­tin­ue to look at re­cent reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ments im­pact­ing the FinTech in­dustry. Our first art­icle looked at the UK Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity’s (FCA)...
27 October 2020
Busy times in fintech: out­line of re­cent reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ments
This art­icle was first pub­lished in Thom­son Re­u­ters on 23 Oc­to­ber 2020Sam Robin­son, Susann Altkem­per and Yas­min Jo­hal have writ­ten the first of two art­icles in Re­u­ters ex­plain­ing some of the changes...