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  1. Innovation
    1. Davos: winning trust in a digitalised, connected world
    2. Using technology to serve our clients
    3. Finding the balance: human touch versus high tech
    4. Connected Future: a global infrastructure report
    5. ShopBack seals latest major fundraising in Singapore
    6. FinTech reshapes financial services as sector booms
    7. WeWork: pioneering a new way of office working
  2. Anticipation
    1. Coty picks CMS as global adviser following beauty parade
    2. E-Procurement sets new commercial tone for EU contractors
    3. Tristan completes EPISO 5 fund raise amidst political turbulence
    4. Portuguese renewable energy sector heats up with EUR 600m Novenergia sale
    5. New challenges in a changing world
  3. Supporting Growth
    1. Liberty sells European assets to Vodafone in EUR 18.4bn mega-deal
    2. Cinven acquires PPF as European pet food market flourishes
    3. Advent seals EUR 1.9bn Zentiva deal as healthcare booms
    4. Advance takes centre stage with theatre group acquisition
  4. Managing Risk
    1. Creating a tax-effective structure for a private equity investment
    2. New lab services agreements for Honeywell following Homes spin-off
    3. Markel takes Hippo to task in complex insurance arrears dispute
    4. Protecting trade marks across Europe
    5. Climate change liability – new litigation risks
  5. Inside CMS
    1. CMS breaks ground with first global tech start up programme, equIP
    2. From China to Chile: cultural differences and the ties that bind
    3. Facing the future
  6. CSR and Diversity & Inclusion
    1. Helping to achieve a better world
  7. Interviews
    1. Interview with Olga Belyakova
    2. Interview with Jeremy Tan
    3. Interview with Laura Houet
    4. Interview with Ramón Huapaya
    5. Interview with Daniela Murer
    6. Interview with Christopher Jordan
    7. Interview with Herman Boersen
    8. Interview with Sibylle Schnyder
    9. Interview with Clemens Grossmayer
    10. Interview with Robert Stephen
    11. Interview with Mary Allan
    12. Interview with Matias Somarriva
    13. Interview with Denis Redon
    14. Interview with Joaquim Sherman de Macedo
    15. Interview with Eleanor Lane
    16. Interview with Niklas Zaugg
    17. Interview with Joachim Kaetzler
    18. Interview with Andreas Otto

FinTech reshapes financial services as sector booms

"FinTech is constantly changing and expanding. Every day we see new businesses, new products and new approaches to old problems and new applications of technologies."
Partner Banking & Finance CMS London

Innovation within the financial technology (FinTech) industry has transformed the financial services market. FinTech has reshaped business transactions, the insurance industry, asset management and money itself. It has helped make the financial services market more efficient by advancing banking operations, digitalising the industry and improving transparency. The day-to-day use of technology in people’s lives has created a greater need for financial institutions to adopt FinTech and stay competitive in the changing landscape.

By working with a wide range of clients in the FinTech area, CMS has gained deep expertise in areas such as outsourcing, cloud computing, data privacy, technology contracts and M&A. We also have additional niche expertise in areas such as crowdfunding, crypto-currencies, artificial intelligence and Blockchain.

We work for start-ups and unicorns, for banks we’ve known for many years and for banks  that have just been established, for technology companies that are moving into finance and for technology companies that provide services to finance businesses. For example, large financial institutions contact us to advise them on challenges such as business transformations involving technology, investment in FinTechs and commercial partnerships with FinTechs.

CMS London partner Charles Kerrigan said, “FinTech is constantly changing and expanding. Every day we see new businesses, new products and new approaches to old problems and new applications of technologies. It’s the most interesting period in finance for as long as I’ve been working.”

Our lawyers are thought leaders in this area. This year, they have published books on emerging technologies, on artificial intelligence and on IP finance. They sit on policy groups at the highest level, including at the Bank of England and the UK All Party Parliamentary Groups on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Key contacts

Charles Kerrigan
Charles Kerrigan
T +44 20 7067 3437