Fintech Surge Continues as Hogan Lovells Lands Leading London Partner

LONDON, 14 January 2016

Revered technology partner John Salmon is set to join Hogan Lovells in London as the firm powers up its Fintech team. He will sit in the corporate practice and be an active member of the financial institutions and TMT sectors.

John has been at Pinsent Masons since 1999, most recently in the role of Global Sector Head for Financial Services. He focuses on advising financial institutions on innovative digital projects including IT procurement, outsourcing, cloud, cyber security, and digital payments. He has 20 years’ experience in the sector, during which he set-up, the most used law firm website in the world, and has advised high profile clients such as AXA, Royal London, Aviva and Zurich.

Hogan Lovells has a highly regarded regulatory and commercial financial services practice and in November 2015 staked its claim in the Fintech space with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Innovate Finance. John's hire both complements and builds on the firm's market leading reputation.

Commenting on John's arrival, Rachel Kent, global head of Hogan Lovells' financial institutions sector, said:
"Technology is an important feature of the legal market with transactions frequently being driven or shaped by technological change, and both clients and law firms innovating to launch new products and services. The UK and Ireland is currently the fastest growing region for Fintech investment making this the ideal time to grow our Fintech practice with the hire of John, whose experience complements perfectly that of our regulatory, commercial, and cyber teams".

John commented:
"Hogan Lovells has a global presence and market leading reputation, particularly in the area of wealth platforms and payments. I am looking forward to working with the team here in London and globally to continue to build the brand in the Fintech space."

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