Lawyers across the firm collaborate seamlessly to assist companies at the cutting edge of finance and technology on their most complex, critical matters.
Businesses operating in or investing in the fintech and cryptocurrency space count on us for sophisticated, pioneering advice for all aspects of their business, particularly amid regulatory uncertainty and market upheaval. We provide comprehensive advice in areas that include regulation, transactions, product development, intellectual property, advocacy, restructuring, enforcement and litigation.
Our client roster includes some of the largest fintech and technology firms as well as crypto-native firms engaging in crypto/Web3 exchange, payments, trading and dealing, custody, and fund formation and management activities. We also advise traditional financial institutions exploring entry into the fintech and digital asset ecosystem.
Our extensive experience spans cryptocurrencies, blockchain and digital assets; payments and payment systems; digital banking, lending and financial services; and financial market infrastructure and trading platforms.
“I choose Davis Polk for the most sensitive, complex and important work. They have a deep bench of lawyers with strong expertise and technical abilities.”
– A client quoted in Chambers FinTech
IPOs include Affirm, Alkami Technology, Nubank, PagSeguro, Remitly, Rocket, StoneCo and XP. We have advised on multi-billion-dollar offerings by issuers including Fiserv, Galaxy Digital and Mastercard.
We have advised clients including Doma, Figure Technologies, Galaxy Digital, Klarna, Mastercard, Moneylion, NYDIG, Nuvei, Payoneer, SS&C Technologies, StoneCo, Tutuka and Viva Wallet on M&A transactions.
Fintech clients rely on our counsel on chartering and licensing, as well as on regulations affecting blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives, trading platforms and payment systems.
We advise numerous sponsors on the formation, operation and fund-related regulation of private and public funds, and other accounts, investing in cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
We have provided advice and represented fintech clients in areas including securities litigation, economic sanctions, antitrust and data security, as well as evolving rules for cryptocurrencies.
We are market leaders in advising crypto companies and stakeholders in bankruptcy, and advising financial services and technology firms on fintech, cryptocurrency and digital asset matters.