Advising a cryptocurrency exchange on the establishment of their business in the U.K. and the application of the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 as amended (the Regulations) and the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA) and drafting an application for registration under the Regulations to the FCA
Obtained Complete Dismissal of Claims Against Cryptocurrency Service Provider
Successfully obtained complete dismissal of all claims and order compelling arbitration on behalf of a large cryptocurrency service provider in litigation filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Obtained Temporary Restraining Order for Cryptocurrency Service Provider
Successfully obtained temporary restraining order in Delaware Chancery Court to secure cryptocurrency mining equipment valued at more than $4 million on behalf of large cryptocurrency service provider.
Series A Fintech Investment
Advised a private equity firm in relation to a multimillion-pound Series A investment into a fintech payments company.
Formation of Advertising Blockchain Joint Venture
Assisted client in the formation of a joint venture in the field of advertising blockchain technology, including the review of key terms for the contribution of the intellectual property assets from its members into the joint venture, licenses back to contributors, IP rights retained by members and third-party rights.
Representation in Series A Round for Blockchain Platform
Represented lead investors in Series A round in company building on a blockchain platform. This involved drafting various investor documents, including term sheets, stockholder purchase agreements, voting rights agreements, investors’ rights agreements, and indemnification agreements, as well as drafting board resolutions and amending certificates of incorporation and company bylaws.
$6.6 Million Series A Round and Strategic Licensing Relationship
Advised fintech company on completion of Series A venture capital investment round in which more than $6.6 million was raised. In addition, advised client on establishing a strategic licensing relationship to develop a customized version of the client’s proprietary investment technology platform, which the lead Series A investor will commercialize within the Hong Kong market.
Software License, SaaS Agreements for State-of-the-Art Technology for Banking Clients
Negotiated software license and SaaS agreements for multiple banking clients to obtain rights to license, access and use state-of-the-art financial services technology for each bank’s internal businesses and their customers, including electronic billing and payment, processing services, online banking, mobile banking, ACH, card application solutions, enterprise payments, and financial performance and risk management.
Advised Emerging Fintech Company on Funding and Commercialization of Technology
Advised financial technology emerging company on its Series Seed and Series A venture capital rounds and commercialization of its technology.
Patent Landscape Analysis for Fintech Client
Conducted patent landscape analyses and ideation sessions for a large fintech client in the area of authenticating online users.
Payment Authentication Patent Portfolio for Fintech Client
Developed patent portfolio for large fintech client in the area of payment authentication services. Multiple patent attorneys prepared and filed numerous patent applications directed to authenticating online users using client device metadata.
Representation in Putative Class Action Alleging RICO Violations
Represented corporate executives in putative class action cases across the country alleging violations of RICO statute in connection with fintech servicing relationships with banks and non-bank lenders.
Multimillion-Dollar Venture Capital Fundraising for Fintech Company
Advised a financial technology company providing robo-advisory services on its multimillion-dollar venture capital fundraising.
Successfully Resolved Alleged UDAAP Violations for Executives Following Investigation
Successfully resolved investigations and potential claims against individual executives and corporations brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for alleged UDAAP violations in areas of telemarketing, online lending, and fintech partnerships.