17 Oct 2019

Ashurst applies the accelerator

Firm is the latest to launch an intense FinTech accelerator programme, featuring multidisciplinary collaboration.


Ashurst has launched its FinTech Legal Labs, an intense fintech accelerator programme aimed at enabling FinTech businesses to gain insight into legal issues affecting their business, as well as accessing the firm's network of corporate clients, leading financial institutions, investors and potential JV partners.

Multidisciplinary collaboration

FinTech Legal Labs is a multidisciplinary collaboration between 19 Ashurst partners and senior lawyers across different practice groups, that has been set up to address the demand from fintech companies at various stages of development for legal support and access to investors. The programme will be run over three days, and is designed to cover key areas of law relevant to the accepted fintech companies and give them access to the firm's clients and contacts from financial institutions and investors. It will provide financial institutions and investors access to cutting edge fintech companies that have been accepted in the programme.

Critical focus

FinTech Legal Labs is led by partner Abradat Kamalpour, and includes a number of partners and associates. Abradat Kamalpour explained, “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 added, “We are confident that this focused accelerator programme will provide an ideal platform to bring together know how, collaboration and create partnerships from across the fintech and institutional sectors.” FinTech Legal Labs will feature an investors and advisors panel to bring valuable insight and guidance to the programme.