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New and growing banks

Our decades of experience in the financial services sector and depth of expertise in acting for growth companies enables us to get to the heart of what is important for the challenger bank and neo bank community.   

In a competitive market, there is growing demand for the products and services new and growing banks can offer. However, as they scale up, these challenger banks and neo banks need to prove that they can gain real traction with their customers and survive in an environment where greater scrutiny from regulators, investors and competitors is the norm.

We understand the complex framework of legal and business issues that need to be navigated to ensure all these factors come together successfully.

A&O’s sector experts help new and growing banks navigate the challenges of applications for authorisationsecure investment, put in place strong and commercial risk management practices and governance frameworks, understand and anticipate the regulatory landscape in which they are operating, protect and exploit their intellectual property, expand internationally and manage their growing pool of talent.

Our team are at the forefront of the rapidly evolving fintech world. We have a leading technology practice which is complemented by our unrivalled experience in navigating complex regulatory regimes around the globe.

We have a long-standing and trusted relationship with the investor community and are recognised as leaders in the legal sector for deploying technology and innovative services to clients of all shapes and sizes.

A&O are also leading the charge on digital innovation in the legal sector via our tech innovation centre, Fuse. At Fuse we are working with providers of technology that will ultimately benefit new entrants to the financial services sector.

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