Chambers FinTech Guide, 2022 edition


Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the Chambers FinTech Guide 2022 and Piper Alderman has been ranked in Band 3 for FinTech Legal in Australia.  This is the third year the FinTech team has been ranked, with commentary about the practice as follows:

What the team is known for
Highly regarded for expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency and noted for accepting Bitcoin as payment for services. Handles a wide range of matters for FinTech startups, such as cryptocurrency tax and employment matters, security token issuances, risk analysis and company set-up. Also advises multinational payment platforms, p2p lenders and exchanges on entering the Australian market including compliance with privacy, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism legislation as well as licensing requirements.

Work highlights
Assisted capital growth fund Monochrome in relation to the establishment of a Bitcoin wholesale managed fund, which included preparing fund documentation and considering issues of digital asset custody within a regulated fund structure.

Partner Michael Bacina is also recognised for his Blockchain and FinTech expertise in the FinTech Ranked Individuals with a Band 1 ranking.  This is Michael’s fourth year in the Band 1 rankings and commentary from Chambers and Partners is as follows:

Michael Bacina is widely recognised as an expert on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, regularly advising on token structuring, transactions and a host of regulatory issues. A client says: “Michael has deep domain knowledge in the digital asset sector in Australia and has proven to be the best to help companies navigate the space from a legal perspective.”

Source: Chambers FinTech 2022