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Chambers & Partners Fintech 2020 Rankings Released


The prestigious Chambers & Partners Fintech 2020 rankings have been released and we are pleased to announce that Piper Alderman's FinTech Group has been ranked Band 3 (a strong first appearance on the rankings) and Michael Bacina has been ranked a Band 1 FinTech Lawyer.


What does this mean?


Chambers carefully assesses firm's and lawyers on the following areas:

- Technical legal ability - Professional conduct - Client service - Commercial astuteness - Diligence - Commitment - Other qualities most valued by the client


Any band ranking is a great achievement, with 6 bands increasing in awesomeness from Band 6 up to Band 1.


Chambers describes Piper Alderman's FinTech Team as:

Highly regarded for expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency and noted for accepting Bitcoin as payment for services. Handles a wide range of matters for FinTech startups, such as cryptocurrency tax and employment matters, security token issuances, risk analysis and company set-up. Also advises multinational payment platforms and exchanges on entering the Australian market including compliance with privacy, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism legislation as well as licensing requirements.

Chambers describes Michael Bacina as:

one of the thought leaders in the FinTech space..[and]... renowned for his expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency and often advises on issues around tokenisation.

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