Transactions, Technology and Regulation for the Financial Services Industry

The financial services industry moves at speeds measured in microseconds. The business is complex, driven by technology and subject to layers of overlapping regulation on a global scale.

Dechert has been helping its clients navigate these difficult waters by providing legal services and advice to the FinTech industry sector for decades. We recognize the complexity our clients confront when operating at the intersection of transactions, technology and regulation.

The accelerating proliferation of innovation in information systems and technology has expanded markets and created tremendous new business opportunities in the financial services industry. At the same time, financial organizations have dramatically increased their reliance on technology to run and to understand their businesses, markets, trading activity, clients and regulatory compliance. Market crashes, trading velocity, mathematical models, mobility technologies and social media have generated unparalleled interest among industry regulators in new regulations, operational risk and controls in a post Dodd-Frank world. In order to manage the complexity successfully, many lawyers need to come together to integrate their knowledge and experience. Dechert has brought these professionals together through the formation of our FinTech team.

Dechert is one of a handful of law firms distinctively positioned to provide exceptional and comprehensive skills, services and advice for the FinTech sector. Our multidisciplinary FinTech team operates in our offices around the world, providing services to:

  • Banks
  • Private equity and venture investors
  • Asset managers and funds
  • Broker-dealers
  • Algorithmic trading enterprises
  • Data companies
  • Exchanges and markets
  • Other capital markets participants

Some examples of what we do are:

  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances and outsourcings
  • IP advice, protections and litigation
  • Securities and bank regulatory compliance advice and litigation
  • Jobs Act advice
  • Dodd-Frank technology implementation projects
  • Development of trading systems and markets
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy compliance advice, analytics and litigation
  • Governance and risk assessment advice

We are equipped with global resources to advise clients on the challenges presented by the complex, competing and sometimes conflicting laws that apply to technology development, deployment and implementation that affect organizations relying on proprietary and third-party software systems.

Dechert represents the largest global financial institutions with operations in many different countries, as well as young entrepreneurial technology companies.

We advise our clients on measures necessary to achieve their business objectives, to protect their technology assets, and at the same time assist them in understanding and navigating applicable regulatory requirements and regulators all over the world.