Ashurst has become the latest firm to launch a fintech accelerator programme, with its FinTech Legal Labs aimed at providing such businesses with insight into the legal issues that affect them. Access to the firm’s network of corporate clients, leading financial institutions, investors and potential JV partners is also made available through the initiative. FinTech Legal Labs is led by partner Abradat Kamalpour, who commented: “This is an exciting new initiative from the Ashurst global fintech group, which is a key area of focus and growth for the firm. Leading financial institutions and investors have recognised that financial technology is critical to their future and success and having access to cutting edge fintech companies is increasingly becoming an important part of their strategic planning.” He went on to explain that the firm intends to bring together expertise and collaboration across the fintech and institutional industries.

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