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About Us
Through FinTech Foundry by Shearman, the firm is committed to supporting FinTech startups and entrepreneurs shaping the future of financial services. With a cross-practice team of industry and thought leaders, Shearman & Sterling is able to support the FinTech-related initiatives of our clients and the wider FinTech ecosystem on a cross-border basis.


  • Fundraising and Exit Opportunities: Receive guidance and support throughout fundraising rounds, capital markets transactions and exit negotiations.
  • Scaling and International Expansion: Understand and climb the legal and regulatory hurdles to expanding your geographic footprint.
  • Ensure Regulatory Compliance: Get ahead of regulatory challenges before they affect your business.
  • Expand Product Offering: Understand legal and regulatory implications of new products and services.
  • Negotiate Deals and Contracts: Ensure you stay protected through fundraising rounds and partnership agreements.

Other areas we advise on include IP protection, executive compensation and equity structures, privacy and data protection, tax and corporate governance, among others.

Diversity and Inclusion

In the legal and FinTech communities, Shearman & Sterling is an active supporter of organizations and programming that promote the inclusion, advancement and professional development of historically under-represented groups. As such, the firm collaborates with clients, nonprofit organizations, industry bodies, bar associations, community groups and pipeline programs that share our commitment to helping people of all backgrounds achieve academic and professional excellence. Additionally, through our pro bono work, the firm partners with a variety of organizations that advocate on behalf of underserved communities of color and other vulnerable groups.

We are committed to attracting, retaining and advancing a diverse population of top lawyers and professionals. We understand the importance of embracing cultural and personal differences in order to work successfully in today’s global marketplace. We encourage our lawyers and business services professionals to bring their diverse backgrounds – of different cultures, ethnicities, orientations and beliefs – to Shearman & Sterling and to leverage their unique viewpoints to help tackle the most sophisticated legal matters.

Click here to learn more about Shearman & Sterling’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.