Technology is modernizing our society and the financial services industry is being renewed and reinvented by advances in the development of technology.

Cadwalader’s FinTech Practice integrates its premier, transatlantic corporate, intellectual property and financial regulatory teams to provide clients with a seamless and holistic transactional experience.

Cadwalader's transatlantic FinTech team services include:

  • M&A, Joint Ventures and Strategic & Venture Investments
  • Consortia Transactions
  • Line of Business Spinouts
  • Digital Transformation Projects
  • Regulatory Advisory/Compliance/Investigations
  • FinTech Fund Formation
  • Intellectual Property Protections
  • Patent, Copyright and Trade Secret Litigation
  • Commercialization of Financial Products, Indices, Data and Business Lines
  • Cybersecurity and Data Compliance Programs, Policies and Incident Response

We provide our clients with exceptional expertise in the following areas:

  • Data, including Market Data, Alternative Data and Indices
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Exchanges and Market Platforms
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
  • Research Platforms
  • Quantum and Cloud Computing
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Digital Currencies and Utility Tokens
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, Biometrics and Encryption
  • InsureTech
  • RegTech
  • Real Estate Tech
  • Specialty Finance

In addition, Cadwalader has significant experience in marketplace lending. Learn more about our Marketplace Lending capabilities here.

Our lawyers are known throughout the sector for the highly sophisticated advice they render, and are widely regarded by leading industry publications, including Band 1 rankings in the relevant practice areas of Chambers FinTech, Chambers USA and Legal 500 U.S., among others. Clients quoted in Chambers FinTech 2020 note that Ms. Maese “combines in-house experience…with a strong track record in private practice to deliver ‘masterful’ legal advice on corporate matters.”

We also provide our clients with the very latest regulatory and legal developments through the Cadwalader Cabinet. The Cadwalader Cabinet has a tab dedicated to FinTech. The Cabinet has been endorsed by former Chairpersons of both the SEC and CFTC. Click here to read more. 

  • For a Tier 1 multi-national bank, the sale of volatility indices to the Intercontinental Exchange.
  • For a Tier 1 global wealth manager and investment bank, a digital transformation project and strategic investment.
  • For a Tier 1 multinational bank, a collaboration regarding the creation of ESG Reference Data.
  • For a Tier 1 multinational bank, the sale of the fixed income index business to the Intercontinental Exchange.
  • For a Tier 1 global bank, a strategic alliance to deliver innovation in credit market trading.
  • For Thesys CAT, a provider of big data and cybersecurity solutions, representation in the contract negotiation and legal, governance and compliance operation of the new company responsible for developing and implementing the Consolidated Audit Trail mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The CAT System was intended to replace all legacy equity trading and options reporting systems.
  • For a large regional bank in its acquisition of an institutional transfer agency and record-keeping service provider.
  • For a major financial sponsor on its majority equity investment in a full-service, non-bank, small business lender that delivers loans to small businesses through partnerships with equipment finance companies. The investment also facilitated a recapitalization with a new expandable asset-backed credit facility for the target.
  • For a global wealth manager and investment bank, a joint venture with a Silicon Valley unicorn to create an artificial intelligence platform to supervise trading performance.
  • A consortium transaction that began as a spinout of intellectual property and technology to form a Blockchain platform for loans.
  • For a Tier 1 global bank on SEC and CFTC registration requirements applicable to use of data tools to enable users to monitor currency exposures in securities portfolios denominated in various currencies and to calculate the size and effect of currency hedges.
  • For a Tier 1 global bank on the UK and US securities-law requirements applicable to the provision of securities trading data to institutional clients.
  • For a leading FinTech platform on broker-dealer regulatory requirements applicable to the operation of electronic trading systems for the negotiation and execution of securities transactions. 
  • Regulatory due diligence on behalf of a Tier 1 bank with respect to making a strategic investment in a fixed-income alternative trading system.
  • For a UK-based credit platform on whether it would be required to register as an investment adviser with the SEC if it provides institutions with financial information and credit analysis about borrowers to enable those institutions to determine whether to enter into, or purchase, loans.



23 Attorneys

Alin, Andrew P. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6889
Almquist, Conor Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6082
Auth Ph.D., Dorothy R. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6018
Cammarn, Scott A. Partner Charlotte
T. +1 704 348 5363
Carson, Tyler Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6604
Cotton, Nikita B. Law Clerk New York
T. +1 212 504 6008
Fuller, Maegan Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6113
Gansler, Douglas Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2300
Gerver, Keith M. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2381
Highman, Mark Senior Attorney New York
T. +1 212 504 5604
Lofchie, Steven Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6700
Maese, Vivian Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 5555
Mehta, Dorothy D. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6846
Melson, Terra C. Staff Attorney New York
T. +1 212 504 6601
Moehringer, John T. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6731
Powell, Michael B. Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6246
Ramphal, Nick Special Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6049
Sholem, Michael Special Counsel London
T. +44 (0) 20 7170 8545
Souchet, Sebastian Law Clerk New York
T. +1 212 504 6100
Tully, Danielle Vincenti Special Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6585
Valentine, Joanna Partner London
T. +44 (0) 20 7170 8640
Wharton, Kendra L. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2333
Wizenfeld, Howard Special Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6050

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