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Chris is a commercial technology lawyer with a wealth of experience in a broad range of areas of technology across multiple sectors. He has a focus on financial services and FinTech, having spent years working closely with financial institutions and innovative technology companies on the services and products that make the finance sector work. Chris is a regular contributor to seminars and publications, and a leading voice on the law surrounding mobile payments, software reselling structures and cloud computing.

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Kemp Little is a leading technology and digital media law firm. Established in 1997, the firm delivers expert legal advice in a pragmatic, responsive and cost-effective way via their technology-dedicated practice areas. The firm has spent years specialising in both financial services and all emerging areas of technology, and specialises in the FinTech sector.


Kemp Little’s FinTech expertise covers a range of the most relevant legal issues for business within the sector, including: electronic payments; mobile payments, cryptocurrencies and digital currencies; software and app development; open innovation and strategic relationships; cloud, telecoms and latency; financial regulatory; strategic partnerships between financial services and retail companies; marketing and white labelling agreements; loyalty schemes; big data; consumers rights and data protection.


Charles has extensive experience of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and venture capital/mid-market private equity transactions. Charles has in depth knowledge of the financial and technology sectors and is recommended in the Legal 500, the client’s guide to the UK’s best law firms.


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A New Regulatory Framework for Payments Systems in the UK

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A new Regulatory

Framework for Payments Systems in the UK

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Jacob has built a career as a financial services regulation specialist advising clients including payment institutions, e-money issuers, banks, insurers, asset managers, crowdfunding platforms and technology companies. His focus on payments law and regulation has also seen him build many strong relationships within the fintech sector.


Jacob has undertaken secondments with both Legal & General and Fidelity Investments.


He has been a recommended practitioner in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guide to the legal profession, in the financial services and payments law categories, over a number of years.