Sidley has a preeminent payments and fintech practice, offering clients a critical competitive advantage with strategic regulatory advice, transactional counselling, and deep industry experience. We advise clients in an uncertain and fast-changing regulatory environment. Our payments and fintech team is dedicated to helping clients navigate this terrain across key financial and industry centers around the globe.
We advise on regulatory matters including authorisation, open banking, financial crime, consumer protection, conduct of business, regulatory capital, governance, outsourcing, reporting, competition, trade, data privacy, and cybersecurity.
We assist clients in structuring and operating new and innovative payment products and platforms, including for commercial and consumer cards and virtual payment instruments, and for mobile and peer-to-peer payment services. We also advise clients on the legal and regulatory issues affecting fintech developments in the payments sector, including digital currencies, tokens and cryptoassets, and other uses of distributed ledger technology, faster payments technology, and digital interfaces.