Simon Crown, Partner, Clifford Chance, joins us for our ongoing series – FTT Chats – where we sit down with the great and the good of FinTech to discuss innovation, new entrants, and emerging technologies.
In this FTT Chat, Crown discusses how Clifford Chance is working with established financial service providers as well as emerging FinTech companies.
“If there is one common weak spot in digital businesses it is forgetting about cross border client acquisition and the fact that those clients need to be acquired legally and what the different rule sets might be,” says Crown. “Another thing that comes up a lot is IP. For example, if someone has an idea and it is with a couple of friends and someone has some money – at that point who owns and controls the IP in the growing business is always crucial. What you don’t want to find is that there are weaknesses in that when you come to your second round of funding or when you try and sell.”
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