Our fintech team has wide-ranging experience of advising on fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency-related matters.

The Fladgate fintech team is made up of specialists in a variety of practice areas including corporate, capital markets, financial regulatory, funds, commercial and data protection.

Our fintech practice advises start-ups, established fintech companies and financial institutions on matters related to fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency including:

  • Initial token offerings and initial coin offerings
  • Cryptocurrency service providers such as cryptocurrency exchanges and cryptocurrency platforms
  • The regulation of crypto-assets

We have particular expertise in helping clients structure their businesses to address the legal and regulatory concerns in this complex area.  We also benefit from broad market knowledge and are therefore able to provide clients with practical solutions and insights into current practice.

A growing proportion of our work has an international dimension and our strategy is based on our resolute independence. Rather than operating a number of overseas offices, we aim to combine our lawyers’ experience with that of the most appropriate local law firm. This enables us to provide our clients with advice from specialists with the most relevant experience in each jurisdiction, delivered in a collaborative way. We are experienced in coordinating multi-jurisdictional teams to manage our clients’ needs around the globe and have good links with a number of firms in the main crypto-friendly jurisdictions.

If you have any questions or queries please call Paul on +44 (0)20 3036 7235 or email

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  • Lead group of financial investors (comprising Zouk Capital, Index Ventures, 83North, Creandum and Northzone) – acting on the sale of their entire interest in iZettle to PayPal Holdings. The total deal value was $2.2bn.
  • Argo Blockchain Plc – advising a provider of crypto-mining services on its admission to the standard segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market together with an oversubscribed £25m placing.
  • Etch Project Limited – advising on the structure and documentation of an initial token offering for Etch Project Limited, a payroll blockchain start-up focusing on the construction industry.
  • LiveTree Community Limited – advising on the structure and documentation of the initial token offering for LiveTree Community Limited, a business focused on the funding, production and delivery of film and TV content.
  • Crypto Bank – advising an entity set up to establish a blockchain based bank on the regulatory aspects of its business, applicable requirements for authorisation, and on its group structure and crowdfunding.
  • Crypto-exchange – advising a cryptocurrency exchange including advice on the relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Crypto-exchange – advising a proposed cryptocurrency exchange on authorisation as an e-money institution.
  • Crypto-derivatives advice – advising a foreign financial services entity on the regulatory status of crypto-derivatives.
  • Med-tech ITO – advising on the proposed initial token offering to be undertaken by a UK based medtech company.
  • Gig-economy ITO – advising on a proposed initial token offering for an online service market place.
  • Property developer – working with a property developer on the acceptance of cryptocurrency as consideration for the sale of certain of its properties.