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Fenwick Recognized by Chambers as Leading FinTech Law Firm

December 14, 2017

Chambers & Partners has recognized Fenwick as one of the world’s top FinTech law firms in its Professional Advisers: FinTech guide.

“At Fenwick, technology is in our DNA, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of the incredible innovation happening in the FinTech space,” said Fenwick corporate partner Scott Joachim, who chairs the firm’s FinTech and private equity practices. “This recognition is humbling and one in which we take great pride. But it is really a reflection of the innovation that our valued clients — global banks and early stage startups alike — across the financial sector are pursuing. We are grateful for the opportunity to deploy Fenwick’s integrated and collaborative practice model to advise the most impactful participants in financial services as the industry converges with the technology sector.”

Chambers called Fenwick “the definitional startup law firm,” “the perfect example of a fine firm in California that really has the startups,” and noted its “roster of clients featuring a number of the most significant technology and life sciences companies to emerge in the past 20 years.”

The guide highlighted Fenwick’s work on the $107 million R3 capital investment, in which the firm represented the largest consortium of global financial institutions collaborating on distributed ledger technology (DLT). Chambers also noted Fenwick’s representation of digital money transmitter Remitly in multiple VC financings.

The firm also represented Coinbase, one of the world’s leading digital currency companies with support for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin in 32 countries, in its $100 million Series D financing – creating the world’s first bitcoin unicorn.

Fenwick’s FinTech practice represents many of the largest global banks, other Fortune 500 financial institutions and their respective corporate venture capital arms, blockchain and bitcoin startups, online lending platforms, private equity and VC investors, payment processors and issuers, virtual currency exchangers and other companies developing novel financial solutions. These clients include leading industry innovators such as Symphony, Coinbase, Bill.com, Gusto, Remitly, Science Blockchain and Wealthfront.

The full report can be found through the Chambers website.​​​​