Shearman & Sterling | Fintech 2020 | Our Offering
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Our Offering

We think like entrepreneurs

From the back-of-the-envelope to exit, we provide strategic advice for each stage of growth. For a promising idea to grow into a successful company, entrepreneurs need insightful, business-minded counsel that can keep up with the pace of innovation. Collaborating side-by-side, we know our clients’ businesses. Our lawyers provide tailored, cutting-edge solutions to emerging growth challenges, working with our clients as their needs change over time.
 

Who We’re Advising

We advise startups, high-growth companies, investors and financial institutions that are transforming the way customers interact with financial services, including:
 
  • Neobanks and Digital Banking Platforms
  • Alternative Lending Platforms
  • Big Data Analytics Providers
  • RegTechs
  • Robo-advisors
  • PropTech Companies
  • Financial Wellness Companies
  • Personal Finance Platforms
  • Blockchain-based Solutions
  • Digital Asset Service Providers and Investment Companies
  • Remittance Solutions
  • Payments Companies
  • AI-based Financial Services Products
  • InsurTechs
  • Digital Identity and Cybersecurity Companies
  • Non-FinTech and Growth-stage Companies Leveraging Financial Services
 

How We’re Advising

We advise startups, high-growth companies, investors and financial institutions on the full range of issues at every stage of growth. With our expertise across the full array of financial services, we can be there to advise from inception to exit, and every step in between. Areas we advise startups on include:
 
  • Company Formation
  • Equity or Debt Capital Raising
  • IP Protection
  • Regulation
  • Executive Compensation and Equity Structures
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Tax
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Expansion
  • Mergers and/or Acquisitions
  • IPOs and Capital Markets
  • Litigation and Antitrust