Our cross-departmental teams have substantial knowledge and experience when it comes to Fintech and on advising the legal challenges concerning many angles of this area, including and not limited to financial services, financial regulation, technology, e-commerce, commercial contracts, data protection, cyber-security and tax. Our cross-departmental approach provides practical and innovative solutions to our clients drawing on multiple perspectives.


We take pride in collaborating closely with our clients to deliver timely, commercially sound, and supportive solutions to the legal obstacles faced by FinTech businesses. We advise existing financial services clients who are adapting in this FinTech era.

 Some of the key areas we advise on include:

  • Fintech M&A / fundraisings
  • Cybersecurity
  • Tax structuring
  • Risk Management and Fraud
  • Corporate structuring and company formation advice
  • Data Protection/GDPR Compliance
  • Investment and Venture Capital


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"Michael Hanley is an excellent partner who gives clients time and access. He is very approachable and has a very strong business acumen."

Chambers Europe 2023

“Possesses an acute commercial acumen and deep expertise in his field”

Chambers Europe 2022

‘Solution driven team, providing strong support and guidance to clients. Problem solvers, commercially focused and very reliable.’

Legal 500 EMEA

‘The Team at FOD provide a personal and focused service to their clients. They are attuned to the needs of the clients as they ensure they develop a strong knowledge of the client’s own business and circumstances, which allows them to provide practical and timely advice to their clients on all matters pertaining to the legal issues that are affecting them. This personal, timely and focused service, serves their clients well in the fast-moving corporate world we live in today.’

Legal 500 EMEA

‘Pragmatic approach to problem solving. Appropriate billing. Went to great lengths to understand our business and nothing was 'too much trouble’.'

Legal 500 EMEA

"The team led by Michael Hanley are very commercial in their thought process. They are excellent at managing timelines and most importantly delivering an excellent service on time and on budget."

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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