February 5, 2020
Chambers & Partners has recognized Fenwick as one of the United States’ top FinTech law firms in its Chambers FinTech 2020 guide.
“Fenwick & West has outstanding strengths in blockchain regulation, M&A, intellectual property and cybersecurity,” Chambers wrote. “The firm leverages its capabilities in financial matters to underpin a respected blockchain and payment systems practice. Fenwick & West is well placed to advise a vast array of clients, including international banks, online lending platforms, virtual currency exchangers and blockchain startup companies.”
The guide highlighted Fenwick’s representation of Coinbase, a leading digital currency wallet and platform, in its acquisition of Paradex, a digital token trading platform. The firm also recently represented Coinbase in its $300 million Series E round. Other recent FinTech and payments deals the firm has handled include Bill.com’s initial public offering, BlueVine’s $102.5 million Series F and Happy Money’s $70 million Series D.
Fenwick’s FinTech practice represents many of the largest global banks, other Fortune 500 financial institutions and their respective corporate venture capital arms, blockchain and bitcoin startups, online lending platforms, private equity and VC investors, payment processors and issuers, virtual currency exchangers and other companies developing novel financial solutions. These clients include leading industry innovators such as Bill.com, Binance, Blockchains, Coinbase, Gusto, Remitly and Wealthfront.
The full report can be found through the Chambers website.