Chambers FinTech Guide, 2024 edition


Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the Chambers FinTech Guide 2024 and Piper Alderman has been ranked in Band 3 for FinTech Legal in Australia.  This is the fifth year the FinTech team has been ranked, with commentary about the practice as follows:

What the team is known for

Piper Alderman is highly regarded for its expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency. It handles cryptocurrency tax and employment matters, security token issuances, risk analysis and company set-up. It also advises multinational payment platforms, peer-to-peer lenders and exchanges on entering the Australian market.


“The team at Piper Alderman are very easy to deal with and have very strong relationships in the FinTech industry, which goes a long way to simplifying the process of complex issues.”

“The team worked above and beyond; even when travelling internationally, they made time within their schedules. The team is also very commercially aware.”

Work highlights

Piper Alderman is advising KordaMentha, the Australian administrators of FTX Group entities including FTX Australia, on financial services and insolvency law matters relating to the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange.

Notable practitioners

Michael Bacina is an expert on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. He often advises on token structuring, transactions and regulatory issues. He advises many of the major players in the cryptocurrency industry on these matters. Michael is also globally recognised for his Blockchain and FinTech expertise in the FinTech Ranked Individuals with a Band 1 ranking.  This is Michael’s sixth year in the Band 1 rankings and commentary from Chambers and Partners is as follows:

“Michael Bacina possesses a raised intellect and anticipates your questions as he has either advised on the topic before or intuitively knows the answer. He is a trusted adviser to our business and someone we often look to for guidance across a range of matters.”

“Michael worked great with all parties and was always focused on the best outcome, identifying the best ways to achieve those goals.”

“I was very impressed with Michael’s understanding of the cryptocurrency space and the insights and practical advice offered.”


Source: Chambers FinTech Legal 2024