The 2019 Chambers FinTech guide ranked Sidley in the Legal category in the UK, USA and Global-wide jurisdictions. The guide lauded Sidley’s team, stating “the firm continues to enjoy a distinguished reputation for the strengths of its payments team and its knowledge of cryptocurrency issues, alongside broader resources in its intellectual property, corporate and litigation teams worldwide.” Sidley was particularly praised for counseling PayPal on its agreement with Synchrony Financial to support PayPal Credit, including negotiating agreements governing the ongoing provision of the PayPal Credit program and the US$7 billion sale of consumer receivables and related interests to Synchrony.
Further, London partner John M. Casanova was ranked in the UK Legal category while Washington, D.C. partners Joel D. Feinberg and David E. Teitelbaum were ranked in the USA Legal: Payments & Lending category. Chambers praised John as “well known and respected for his FinTech practice, which primarily concerns payments regulatory issues.” The guide admired Joel for his “‘fantastic’ abilities in acting for a diverse array of major financial institutions and payments networks. David was praised for having “excellent grounding in banking and finance matters, with considerable experience handling transactional and product development work for a major financial institutions and wider corporate clients.”
The annual Chambers FinTech guide is a part of Chambers and Partners’ Professional Advisers series. It features global-wide table of the leading professionals in the legal, consulting, finance and PR and communications aspects of FinTech and covers two dozen regions.