Multilaw launches Global FinTech Guide – 2022 Edition 

Webinar on cryptocurrency and blockchain scheduled for 10 November
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The 2022 edition of the Multilaw Global FinTech Guide is now available. This free-to-access resource covers 38 jurisdictions on 14 trending topics, compiled by the fintech legal experts of Multilaw law firms across the network.  
To mark the launch, the webinar ´Cryptocurrency & Blockchain – when do the benefits outweigh the risks?´ is taking place on 10 November at 3pm GMT, 10:00am EST. Click here for more details and to register.
Given the current state of the global economy, guide editor Andreas Walter and partner at Schalast in Germany, said: “We are optimistic that FinTech’s level of integration in daily life will continue to increase, not in spite of today’s challenges but because of them and those we expect to see in the near future. Foundational changes are underway in the realm of finance, and the transformation to more easily accessible and customer-friendly financial services is necessary and inevitable despite constant changes to the legal and economic framework.” 
Since the last version of the Multilaw FinTech guide was published in 2018, major developments have occurred in fintech and the world at large. The past few years demonstrated the utility and potential of decentralised technologies including cryptocurrencies and Web 3.0. Yet the regulatory challenges for these emergent technologies remain as complex as ever.

“Although blockchain technology in its very nature is a technology that transcends borders, it implicates regulations in every region that it touches, making this guide all the more important,” added Stephen Rutenberg, co-chair of the blockchain and fintech group at Polsinelli and the US author of the guide.  
The Global FinTech Guide allows for efficient comparison of the regulatory environment (license requirements and compliance levels) country-by-country and gives a brief overview of the legal and economic setting in a specific jurisdiction. Readers can easily jump between jurisdictions, overview tables and detailed assessments. 
This resource is aimed at all participants in the fintech environment, from fintech founders, investors and advisors to other stakeholders in the industry. 
The guide can be viewed here.
Contributing firms: 
Abreu Advogados, Barrios Fuentes Abogados, Bratschi, Gonzalez Calvillo, Guyer & Regules, Herbst Kinsky, Hilton Law Group, Howse Williams, Jenny Avvocati, JunHe, Karanovic & Partners, Lakatos Koves & Partners, Lee & Ko, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, Lexincorp, Macpherson Kelley, Marghany Advocates, Miller Thomson, Moroglu Arseven, Parra Rodriguez Abogados, Penningtons Manches Cooper, Philip Lee, Polsinelli, Portolano Cavallo, Racine Avocats, Rowan Legal, Schalast, Shakespeare Martineau, Shibley Righton, SycipLaw, Tilleke & Gibbins, Tompkins Wake, Tuca Zbârcea Asociatii, Urenda Rencoret Orrego Dorr, Ventura Garces, WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr, Zang, Bergel & Vines Abogados. 
About Multilaw: 
Multilaw is one of the leading global law firm networks, with 11,000 lawyers and 90 member firms in 100+ countries. It is ranked by Chambers & Partners in the ‘Elite’ – its top band – of global networks for the eighth year running. 
Members are assisted with the development of their practices through a variety of resources and platforms and evolve in response to the needs of the network, so that they can provide better services to clients.  

Membership requires the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Each firm must be well-regarded in their jurisdictions and capable of fully servicing the needs of international business clients with local insight. Member firms are regularly and rigorously appraised to certify quality and full-service expertise, and to ensure that each remains the best fit for the network in their respective jurisdictions. 

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