Toronto (Canada) – Chambers and Partners has released its FinTech rankings for 2019 and includes Fasken as one of the top 11 firms in the industry in Canada. Robert McDowell, a Toronto Partner, is also named as a notable practitioner in the area.
The guide highlights Fasken as having a solid FinTech practice and the Firm is recognized for often assisting a wide range of Canadian players in the space. The negotiation of bitcoin mining agreements for a company hosting mining units in Russia and Asia is listed as an example of work we’ve done. The Firm is also acknowledged for creating automated platforms, like Via Fasken, which is a secure legal services application specifically tailored to the needs of emerging technology companies.
Professional advisors in 22 countries are featured this year. That’s a three-fold increase from last year, and the first time Canada has been covered. It is reflective of the rapidly growing area.
The Firm’s Fintech team works with major financial services industry players, advising them on the products and services currently offered and adapting them to change. This group also provides the knowledge needed to determine if the regulatory environment applies and to guide this next generation of participants through those regulations.
About Chambers FinTech 2019
Chambers FinTech is a guide of professional advisors in the industry; 2019 is the second edition. Legal expertise is assessed based on four categories, including payments and lending, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, data protection and cybersecurity, and corporate, securities and financing.
Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all we do. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at fasken.com.