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Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal and regulatory challenges anywhere in the world. From a global platform spanning 14 countries, and every major financial centre, Latham’s 3,000+  lawyers are renowned for delivering innovative and effective solutions to help clients deliver their own success.

Recognised as a Tier 1 law firm for Fintech by Legal 500 UK and US, Latham & Watkins’ fintech and payments practice covers all facets of fintech and payments law, and serves as a central hub in which the firm’s London lawyers co-ordinate advice for clients, leveraging its global platform. Latham works with clients across the payments sector, including central banks, regulators,  notable global payment services providers, payments infrastructures, startups, corporates, venture capital funds, investment banks and private equity houses, advising on large-scale and complex payments ventures, ensuring commercial viability and compliance with complex regulation, globally.

Mirroring the City’s status as a nexus for global finance and trade, Latham’s London office connects clients with new opportunities across the Atlantic, throughout Europe, and beyond. Over the course of more than three decades, Latham have emerged as one of London’s most dynamic and innovative legal advisers, ranked among the market elite across practices. Pairing a culture of collaboration and creativity with a pragmatic drive to deliver results, the firm’s 500+ London-based lawyers are recognised for advising on many of the market’s most significant regulatory matters, financings, corporate transactions, and commercial disputes every year.


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Latham & Watkins advises Zepz on US$292 Million Financing Round

London corporate team represents leading digital cross-border payments platform in achieving a post-money valuation of US$5 billion. Latham & Watkins advised Zepz, formerly WorldRemit, on raising US$292 million in new primary financing and achieving a post-money valuation of US$5 billion. Zepz is a digital cross-border payments platform operating two market-leading brands (WorldRemit and Sendwave, acquired in 2021), with over 11 million users across 150 countries. The round includes new equity investors Farallon Capital among others, as well as backing from existing investors Leapfrog, TCV, and Accel. The Latham team was led by London corporate partners Mike Turner and Shing Lo, with associates Katie Kaplucha and Sam Peacock.


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