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24 November 2017 at 00:01 BST

Hogan Lovells and Innovate Finance extend Strategic Partnership

Together, Hogan Lovells and Innovate Finance aim to support and develop the FinTech community in the UK and globally by promoting enabling policy and regulation, talent development and business opportunity and investment capital.

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As Strategic Partner, Hogan Lovells will work with Innovate Finance to collaborate on joint initiatives focusing on issues most important to the ecosystem. By sharing expertise and resources it believes it can provide a crucial voice to the industry and help it to thrive in the UK. Over the next year, Hogan Lovells will support Innovate Finance's Global Summit and FinTech Growth Forum, bringing its experience and expertise to the crucial conversations between innovators, institutions, investors and policy makers. Together they hope to promote the Industry Sandbox, foster financial inclusion and support the community through Brexit, as well as working on a range of other important issues.

Access to 'cutting-edge' legal products

Hogan Lovells will also continue to offer Innovate Finance members access to 'cutting-edge legal products and services' including the Global FinTech Mentors Program, through which the firm's most experienced financial services and regulatory partners guide FinTech organisations in the UK, US, Germany and Hong Kong at any stage of development through their FinTech journey. It will also offer Engage which the firm describes as ‘a pioneering online knowledge portal and thought leadership platform for both established financial institutions and new FinTechs.’ In addition, Innovate Finance will have access to the law firm’s Authorisation Tool and Regulatory Accelerator  to guide FinTechs through the process of authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority. 


Rachel Kent, Head of Hogan Lovells' Financial Institutions Sector, said: ‘We are proud to announce the continuation of our partnership with Innovate Finance. The important role of FinTech in financial services is clear to us and we are looking forward to the work we have planned over the next year...Together with Innovate Finance we have a unique opportunity to collaborate with the innovators, disruptors and forward thinkers as well as the established players in this rapidly expanding sector, and to leverage our combined relationships with industry and policy makers to effect real change that will revolutionise financial services as we know it.’


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