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Area of expertise


We have consistently held the position of market-leaders in advising on the application/launching of new technologies and providing them to the market, including the finance sector, from e-infrastructure solutions and implementation of modern tech and payment solution to the advent of blockchain and digital currencies, and everything in-between. Long before the term “FinTech” was established, we had been working on many of the most prominent and ground-breaking technological developments in financial markets.

Our strong relationships with regulators, central banks and banks, insurers, funds and infrastructure and service providers mean that we understand the issues that affect every area of the financial technology ecosystem. This means that we understand how innovation and law interact.

We are proud to launch a dedicated, top ranked practice group for FinTech, bringing together legal professionals with diverse backgrounds in securities, technology, intellectual property, regulatory, e-commerce, e-signatures, data privacy, cybersecurity and a number of other key areas.

Setterwalls has gained extensive knowledge and experience of the FinTech industry by working successfully with both Swedish and international investors and entrepreneurs. Our clients appreciate that we are able to provide advice on the regulatory environments affecting financial services as well as advice on corporate and securities, M&A, intellectual property, licensing tech and privacy matters.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Financial Service Regulation
  • Blockchain
  • Crowdfunding
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Privacy/GDPR
  • E-signatures
  • E-commerce
  • Investments
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing/permits
  • M&A
  • Payment systems/platforms
  • Technology transactions

In addition to our day to day work with FinTech clients and matters, we issue a FinTech Report once a year to highlight recent developments in the field as well as organize the highly recommended “Setterwalls FinTech Forum” in Stockholm for stakeholders within the FinTech sector.

  • FinTech
    Setterwalls fields substantial capabilities in the technology, corporate and intellectual property aspects of fintech. The firm has considerable experience in advising on the legal aspects of blockchain technology, as well as on e-identification issues. They act for all parties including startups, established banks and regulatory bodies.
    Chambers and Partners FinTech guide 2019
  • FinTech
    They are really on the ball – their attitude is great and they’re always looking to learn. I’ve had a very good personal and professional experience with them.
    Chambers and Partners FinTech guide 2019
  • FinTech
    They are very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Setterwalls are very fast – we get answers right away and I really appreciate that.
    Chambers and Partners FinTech guide 2020
  • FinTech
    We were very impressed with Setterwalls’ commitment, responsiveness, knowledge and professionalism throughout.
    Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide 2021
  • FinTech
    Very professional, knowledgeable and experienced
    Chambers and Partners
  • FinTech
    What I particularly liked is that they have a high energy level and drive things forward in a pragmatic manner. They focus on getting things done without getting bogged down in the wrong type of details.
    Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide 2021