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Latham Earns Top Fintech Rankings Globally

December 5, 2023
Chambers FinTech and The Legal 500
Chambers and The Legal 500 recognize Latham’s deep global fintech capabilities and track record of landmark mandates.

Latham & Watkins has earned top fintech rankings across the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in Chambers FinTech and The Legal 500. Latham was recognized for the firm’s robust capabilities across a range of areas, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, crypto-asset disputes, and payments and lending.

Chambers FinTech 2024 ranks Latham Band 1 in the US, the UK (London), Germany, and the United Arab Emirates – the only firm to rank Band 1 on both sides of the Atlantic.

In addition, Latham ranks Band 1 for the US practice category of Crypto-Asset Disputes, and the US and UK (London) practice categories of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies; Corporate, Securities & Financing; and Payments & Lending. Latham also ranks Band 2 in China among International Firms and the UK (London) practice category of Data Protection & Cyber Security.

Many Latham fintech partners rank individually in the guide, including Andrew Moyle, Global Co-Chair of the Fintech Industry Group; Stephen Wink, Global Co-Chair of the Fintech Industry Group and Digital Assets & Web3 Practice; Yvette Valdez, Stuart Davis, and Simon Hawkins, Global Co-Chairs of the Digital Assets & Web3 Practice; Barrie VanBrackle, Brian Meenagh, Markus Krüger, and Axel Schiemann; and Benjamin Naftalis and Douglas Yatter in the Crypto-Asset Disputes category.

The Legal 500 ranks Latham Tier 1 for Fintech in the US and UK, also making Latham the only firm with a Tier 1 Fintech ranking in the US and UK. Latham also ranks in The Legal 500 US Crypto practice category. The Legal 500 recognizes many individual Latham partners, including Andrew Moyle (Leading Lawyer), Barrie VanBrackle (Leading Lawyer), Stuart Davis (Next Generation Partner), Brett Carr (Rising Star), Stephen Wink, Yvette Valdez, Simon Hawkins, Farhana Sharmeen, Mitchell Rabinowitz, Jenny Cieplak, Christian McDermott, Gabriel Lakeman, Sam Maxson, Markus Krüger, and Axel Schiemann. The firm also ranked Tier 2 in China among foreign firms, and in Germany.

Chambers FinTech described Latham as “one of the premier firms in FinTech, with significant strength in capital markets, FinTech M&A, financial services regulation, payments law and cryptocurrency matters.” The Legal 500 noted Latham is “praised for handling complex mandates ‘at the intersection of technology and regulation,’” and “advises across the fintech spectrum.”

“Latham’s lead position among global law firms in the fintech space reflects the tremendous cutting-edge work we do in partnership with players across the fintech ecosystem,” said Andrew Moyle, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Fintech Industry Group. “As our fintech clients shape the future of finance, we are delighted to support them with globally top-ranked capabilities across the full spectrum of legal and regulatory disciplines and across every major jurisdiction.”

“Driving innovation in the global fintech market requires creative lawyering and a masterful grasp of the legal and regulatory regimes and commercial trends that intersect in this dynamic industry,” said Stephen Wink, Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Fintech Industry Group and Digital Assets & Web3 Practice. “These top rankings reflect Latham’s consistent track record of delivering exceptional counsel and thought leadership to the world’s fintech innovators.”