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Fintech & Funds

We support our clients through a wide range of regulated activities including authorisations, change of legal status, change of control, approved persons, appointed representatives, regulatory opportunity and compliance, and specialising in the impact of new technology

Why are we in financial  services business?

 

We spotted a gap in legal service provision and in the context of Fintech redefining the industry approach we thought we would help redefine the provision of legal services in this areas and tap into unmet legal need. 

Fifty years’ experience working in the financial services industry, means our niche law firm has a lot to offer.   We know how change in the UK financial service industry and the complexity and extent of the legislation is involved difficult and complicated. 

We look to provide business solutions to your legal issues and problems in a commercially considered way.

We think our services add value across the spectrum of businesses, and would be delighted to explore the possibilities of working as your supporting legal service provider free of charge. If we think we can deliver the kind of service you expect and need, then we will provide you a quote for the costs. No hidden charges, total transparency. Simple.

Who do we work with?

Typically, we look to work with innovative companies looking to disrupt the status quo of financial services. To these companies, we offer our expertise in an area not covered well by other law firms, and at a price which small companies can afford. These firms can operate in a range of sectors, and we are happy to support any company operating in the following sectors.

  • Stockbroker, platforms and fund supermarkets  focused in their work for good customer outcomes  and their best interests;

  • ISA providers and SIPP Scheme Administrators;

  • Banks, building societies credit card companies, insurance companies,  consumer-finance companies, 

  • Boutique investment managers

  • In house and consultancy compliance firms

  • Accountants

  • Service providers to pension providers, pension schemes, and advisers..

How we will help?

 

Medici Legal enjoys the positive role as 'strategic enablers' of your firm's growth in your sector.

We will explain what the legislation actually means: all of it as it applies to you. 

Our aim is to demystify regulation and the law and present our understanding in an accessible form which makes sense to you. We do the hard work; research, analysis and summarise raw legislation and regulation to address your needs.  That means you do not waste your time trying to make sense of it on your own; leaving you with more time and better conclusions to focus on your objectives.

We can work with you as if we were your inhouse legal team. Equally we can operate alongside your in-house legal and compliance teams, offering a hand in glove service. Our experience and areas of expertise lend itself well to an outsourced advice service - we will identify the legal issues and the associated legal concerns within the areas of our remit and then report our findings and guidance back to you

See here for more information on our legal service provision.

Where is the legal risk? 

 

Fintech works in between the gaps exploiting opportunities in a highly regulated environment, often as apart of a process or work flow. The novelty involved in creating Fintech for the financial services industry involves risk. Financial services regulatory  complexity is the source of legal risk.

 

The Fintech professional has many hurdles to overcome, many of

these stem from the legislative and regulatory framework or the commercial agreements signed up to: all together these have created a kaleidoscopic regulatory framework to take into account in your business. 

Do we need to mention the constant challenge of constant change to deal with?