Continually increasing payment volumes, the advent of new payment technologies and infrastructure, and continued change in consumer spending habits has seen the payments ecosystem grow exponentially in recent years. This has fueled a raft of new providers, increased mergers and acquisitions activity, and expanded payments-related regulation globally.
Our payments practice helps clients navigate opportunities and challenges in the sector, offering a wealth of experience across practices and international markets. We offer a multi-disciplinary team comprised not only of lawyers, but also risk and compliance advisors, technology consultants and government relations professionals. This allows us to provide clients with access to a broad range of subject matter knowledge from across our global business, ensuring that we are well positioned to implement commercial and tailored solutions for businesses.
We are able to draw upon our sector insight and depth of experience advising financial institutions, governments and regulatory authorities, and technology companies, including startups and established market leaders, to provide tailored legal advice on high-level and complex assignments. Our advice ranges from transactional and project work through to advisory matters, and our team has supported a wide array of clients on the development and launch of innovative new payments products and services, on investments and acquisitions in the payments sector, and on preparation for, implementation of and compliance with legislation and regulation.
With access to more than 3,700 lawyers across offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, we are well positioned to help clients wherever they conduct business, offering extensive experience and knowledge of regional and international payments regulations and laws.
Our areas of work include
- Antitrust and competition
- Emerging markets
- Financial services and regulation
- Government relations and public policy
- Information governance, privacy and cybersecurity
- Intellectual property
- Litigation and disputes
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Merger control
- Product development
- Risk consulting
- Sourcing and technology