The 2020 Chambers FinTech guide ranked Sidley in the FinTech Legal category in the Global-wide, UK and USA jurisdictions. The annual guide is a part of Chambers and Partners’ Professional Advisers series. It features global-wide tables of the leading professionals in the legal, consulting, finance and PR/communications aspects of fintech and covers two dozen regions.
Chambers lauded Sidley for leveraging “its immense corporate and financial expertise to provide top-tier strategic and transactional advice to global FinTech companies.” The London team was cited for its “robust financial regulatory and data privacy offering,” while the USA team was commended for its regulatory expertise in the digital currency sector and for the strength of their broker-dealer practice.
Further, the guide ranked London partner John M. Casanova in the UK FinTech Legal category, New York partner Lilya Tessler in the FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies category and Washington, D.C. partners Joel D. Feinberg and David E. Teitelbaum in FinTech Legal: Payments & Lending.
Sidley’s deep fintech roots reach back to earlier phases of the fintech revolution, when then-novel financial technologies were first developed and commercialized. Today, the firm remains a fintech leader as new developments cut across every aspect of the markets for banking, lending, securities, commodities, derivatives, insurance and payments. Sidley’s multidisciplinary team of lawyers advises a broad range of clients about the many legal issues that arise during the development and implementation of financial technologies.