Emerging Tech

Our emerging tech practice supports a wide range of clients, from established international financial institutions and global technology and telecoms providers, to investors, entrepreneurs and high-growth start-ups and market disruptors. We advise on the full spectrum of emerging technologies (AI, blockchain/DLT, fintech, data analytics, quantum etc.) and on the critical interplay between the different laws and regulations affecting specific sectors and technologies, data, privacy, IP, and competition.

Key experience


Stripe on its innovative digital payment processing products and services, including data protection advice relating to the European legal and regulatory regime.

Credit Karma

Credit Karma on its expansion into Europe through the acquisition of Noddle, a UK credit reference business.


A number of challenger banking service providers, including Monzo and Tide, on governance and other regulatory matters


Thunderhead on a long-term agreement with Salesforce for the distribution of Thunderhead’s ‘ONE’ artificial intelligence solution world-wide contract.

Richemont/Alibaba Group

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, on its global e-commerce strategic partnership with Alibaba Group. 

Key Contacts

Rob Sumroy
Rob Sumroy Partner
Robert Innes
Robert Innes Partner
James Cook
James Cook Partner