For businesses in the Fintech space, we can assist from day-one structuring, operational and regulatory matters to IP protection, through capital raising, transactional matters and corporate governance to exits by way of IPO, disposals or MBOs. Crucially, we also understand how important intellectual property is in this sector and can assist in this respect.
In the investment funds world, the evolution of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and other blockchain-based currencies and digital assets is generating great interest from investment managers and investors who recognise that these new asset classes are capable of generating significant returns. The blockchain technology that underpins digital currency transactions has multiple applications in the investment fund sector whilst distributed ledger technology looks set to revolutionise many business sectors. We are witnessing a proliferation of blockchain service offerings and the development of decentralized business models and Ogier's Digital, Blockchain & Fintech team advises on all offshore aspects of these evolving structures, including Inital Coin Offerings (ICOs).
Members of our cross-jurisdictional team have significant experience with tech and digital start-ups, SMEs and multinational corporations. Moreover, we have advised clients in the cryptocurrency, digital asset and blockchain space since this sector first rose to prominence for investment managers.
We therefore understand the regulatory, legal and commercial issues that affect clients in this fast-paced industry and we know how to cut through the complexity to drive value to the investment managers, investment funds and Fintech businesses that we represent.