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FinTech Legal Labs program launched by Ashurst

International law firm Ashurst has unveiled FinTech Legal Labs, an intense fintech accelerator program taking place over three days, 20th-22nd November 2019. The program is aimed at enabling FinTech businesses to gain insight into legal issues affecting their business, as well as accessing the firm’s network of corporate clients, leading financial institutions, investors and potential JV partners.

FinTech Legal Labs is a multidisciplinary collaboration between 19 Ashurst partners and senior lawyers across different practice groups. Ashurst says the program was set up to address the demand from FinTech companies at various stages of development for legal support and access to investors. The program will cover key areas of law relevant to the accepted FinTech companies and give them access to the firm’s clients and contacts from financial institutions and investors. Fintech Legal Labs will also provide leading financial institutions and investors access to cutting edge FinTech companies that have been accepted in the program.

FinTech Legal Labs is led by Ashurst partner Abradat Kamalpour, who commented, “We are confident that this focused accelerator program will provide an ideal platform to bring together knowhow, collaboration and create partnerships from across the FinTech and institutional sectors. The [FinTech Legal Labs] program also allows us to strengthen our relationships with promising FinTech companies that are going to play a critical role in the future of the financial services industry.”

FinTech Legal Labs will feature an investors’ and advisors’ panel. Panel members include professor David W. Mills, professor of practice of law, Stanford Law School and partner and advisor to Chairman of Fortress Investment Group; Anne Devereux-Mills, founder, Parlay House; Matthew C. Le Merle, co-founder and managing partner of Fifth Era and of Keiretsu Capital; Michael Barrell Founder of MBR Partners and CEO of Juliet Media; Shelley Bays, President of Keiretsu Forum London, Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO of US Capital Global; Peter Hewlett, Partner at A.T.Kearney; Craig Hollingworth, co-founder and CDO of Concirrus; Anthony Woolley, Head of Innovation for the UK, Societe Generale; and Lawrence Wintermeyer, Co-Chair of Global Digital Finance.

FinTech Legal Labs is now open for applications.

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