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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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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30 Oct 19
Can in­sur­tech of­fer a solu­tion to the find­ings of the FCA’s gen­er­al...
FCA in­ter­im re­port – gen­er­al in­sur­ance pri­cing prac­tices mar­ket study Earli­er this month the FCA pub­lished the in­ter­im re­port (MS18/1.2) of its Mar­ket Study on Gen­er­al In­sur­ance Pri­cing Prac­tices, con­sid­er­ing...
25 Oct 19
Ap­plic­a­tions to co­hort 6 of the FCA’s reg­u­lat­ory sand­box now open
The FCA has opened its ap­plic­a­tion pro­cess for firms wish­ing to join co­hort 6 of its reg­u­lat­ory sand­box (“Sand­box”). The FCA will be ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions from now un­til 31 Decem­ber 2019. The Sand­box...
16 Jul 19
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Data Pro­tec­tion The European Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion raises at least two is­sues in par­tic­u­lar in this con­text. First: is pseud­onym­ous in­form­a­tion per­son­al data? Second: how can a “right...
11 Jul 19
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Rem­ed­ies: In Prin­ciple The ori­gin­al Bit­coin White Pa­per stressed the im­port­ance of trans­ac­tions not be­ing re­vers­ible. Ir­re­vers­ib­il­ity is a func­tion of Bit­coin, de­lib­er­ately de­signed to re­duce trans­ac­tion...
08 Jul 19
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Jur­is­dic­tion­al is­sues Many com­ment­at­ors note that true de­cent­ral­isa­tion im­plies that en­force­ment of ob­lig­a­tions must be ef­fected through the sys­tem. A per­mis­sioned sys­tem may in­clude con­ven­tion­al gov­ern­ing...
03 Jul 19
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Leg­al Per­son­al­ity De­term­in­ing wheth­er a sys­tem has leg­al per­son­al­ity has im­plic­a­tions for many of the ques­tions con­sidered in re­la­tion to this top­ic. In 'Ho­ri­zon Scan­ning — Block­chain: The Leg­al Im­plic­a­tions...
02 Jul 19
Crowd­fund­ing: The Coun­cil for the EU pub­lishes the next step to­wards...
On 26 June 2019, the Coun­cil for the European Uni­on pub­lished a com­prom­ise pro­pos­al in re­la­tion to the European Com­mis­sion’s draft frame­work to reg­u­late crowd­fund­ing plat­forms in the EU (the "Crowd­fund­ing...
19 Jun 19
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Block­chain and oth­er dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies (DLT) are ap­proach­ing the main­stream. Tech­no­logy com­pan­ies of­fer products for com­mer­cial pro­jects. IB­M's Block­chain Plat­form ref­er­ences “500+ cli­ent...
12 Apr 19
Warn­ing to firms op­er­at­ing in the gen­er­al in­sur­ance sec­tor
On 10th April 2019, the FCA is­sued three pub­lic­a­tions con­cern­ing the gen­er­al in­sur­ance (“GI”) sec­tor along­side a warn­ing to firms op­er­at­ing with­in this sec­tor. The clear mes­sage from the FCA is that...
02 Apr 19
Crowd­fund­ing: European Par­lia­ment steps up in­vestor pro­tec­tion in...
On 27 March 2019 the European Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted its po­s­i­tion on the Com­mis­sion's pro­pos­als for com­mon rules for crowd­fund­ing plat­forms across Europe. The Com­mis­sion pub­lished the ori­gin­al draft reg­u­la­tion...
18 Mar 19
BIS pub­lishes up­dates on its think­ing on crypto-as­sets and CB­DCs
Re­cently the Bank for In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment (“BIS”) pub­lished two new up­dates re­lat­ing to Fintech and crypto-as­sets: a state­ment on crypto-as­sets and the pruden­tial meas­ures firms should...
12 Mar 19
FCA pub­lishes res­ults of its re­search in­to con­sumer at­ti­tudes to and...
On 7 March 2019 the FCA pub­lished the res­ults of its re­search in­to con­sumer at­ti­tudes to and aware­ness of crypto-as­sets. The reg­u­lat­or had com­mis­sioned two pieces of re­search to un­der­stand both at­ti­tudes...