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Nikki Johnstone

Senior Associate

London

Johnstone Nikki
Nikki Johnstone

Senior Associate

London

Nikki Johnstone is a senior associate in the Banking Regulatory & FinTech practice in the firm’s London office.

Nikki is listed as an “Associate to Watch” in the 2020 Chambers FinTech Legal guide, with clients describing her as “’a highly trusted partner and ally,’ as well as having ‘razor-sharp legal expertise’ and ‘great strength and depth in financial regulatory work.’”

With a broad background in UK/EU financial services regulation, her practice focuses on advising digital banks, payment and e-money institutions, technology companies, online marketplaces and virtual currency players on the regulatory framework and contractual structuring of new products, geographical expansion and/or the impact of upcoming legislative change. Her advisory work covers a broad range of FinTech topics, including digital payments, FX, retail banking, consumer protection as well as new technologies including cryptoassets, stablecoins and distributed ledger systems. In addition to her advisory work, she regularly supports the firm’s transactional departments on fundraising and M&A projects for established and growth FinTechs.

Nikki has completed secondments to Apple Europe and the Financial Markets Law Committee. She is also a regular speaker on Fintech and innovation in the UK and across Europe.

News & insights

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Publications: 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

New EU digital finance strategy and proposals – September 2020

The European Commission yesterday adopted a new digital finance package, made up of a digital finance strategy, a retail payments strategy, legislative proposals for an EU regulatory framework on…

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Fintech

Publications: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Fintech M&A: The future of dealmaking post Covid-19 coronavirus

After a run of high-value deals at the start of the year, fintech M&A has dramatically slowed. What will dealmaking look like in the future?

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Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Fintech deals enter temporary lull after Q1 surge

The start of the year saw a surge in ever-larger fintech deals around the world, with every expectation that this trend would continue.

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Publications: 24 JANUARY 2019

Podcast: The Temporary Permissions Regime for UK Financial Services - a series of podcasts

Following defeat in the UK Parliament for the Brexit deal on Tuesday 15 January, we have produced four podcasts which consider the temporary permissions regime or TPR as it applies to banks, FCA…

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