Hogan Lovells Welcomes Leading London Fintech Partner
30 August 2016
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 mobile payments. He has 20 years’ experience across the financial institutions and TMT sectors, during which he set-up OUT-LAW.com, the most used law firm website in the world, and has advised high profile clients such as AXA, Royal London, Aviva and Zurich. He has also advised the financial services sector on cutting edge industry-wide projects including on the setting up of TeX to facilitate re-registration of assets on wealth platforms.
Hogan Lovells has a highly regarded regulatory and commercial financial services practice and is particularly active in the Fintech space, announcing a Strategic Partnership with Innovate Finance in November 2015 and launching its Regulatory Accelerator this month. John's hire both complements and builds on the firm's market leading reputation. He will focus on areas of increasing importance to financial institutions clients in the tech space such as blockchain, big data, cloud, mobile payments and insuretech.
Commenting on John's arrival, Rachel Kent, global head of Hogan Lovells' financial institutions sector, said:
"Technology is an important and constantly changing feature of the financial services market and clients expect up to the minute, innovative advice from the law firms they work with. Hogan Lovells is ideally placed to respond to the evolving landscape, and John's experience complements perfectly that of our existing regulatory, commercial, and cyber teams".
"I am looking forward to working with the team here in London and globally to continue to build the brand in the Fintech space. Hogan Lovells has a great reputation for innovation and being first to market with solutions, and with so many challenging and constantly changing issues to explore in the financial services sector it is a very exciting time. We feel that by combining market leading financial services regulatory and commercial lawyers on a global basis with technology specialists operating at the forefront of financial services we have a real opportunity to add value to our clients."