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Jonathan Segal

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Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Corporate and technology.

Position

Jonathan is a partner in Fox Williams’ corporate and technology teams, who specialises in fintech and alternative finance, dedicating 100% of his time to helping clients in London’s burgeoning fintech and alternative finance scene. Jonathan advises clients across the fintech spectrum, from start-ups disrupting existing markets with innovative technology to financial institutions looking to invest in new technology. He has particular expertise in peer-to-peer and crowd-funding platforms, drawing on his extensive experience in the banking and finance sector gained both in-house at major financial institutions and in private practice. His experience spans a variety of financial products, including loans (both corporate and consumer), real estate and development finance, asset-based lending, receivables financing, asset finance, trade finance, capital markets, derivatives and repos. He also has extensive experience in the debt financing of technology companies. A regular speaker at industry events both at home and abroad, Jonathan is also heavily involved in next generation disruptive financial products such as virtual currencies (including Bitcoin), blockchain technology and the use of big data in financial predictive analytics and disruptive insurance models.

Career

Trainee solicitor CMS Cameron McKenna 2002; associate CMS Cameron McKenna 2004; in-house counsel Citco Financial Products 2006; associate Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 2008; director Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 2013; partner Fox Williams 2014.

Education

Bournemouth School; University College London (2000 LLB Laws); Nottingham Law School (2001).

Leisure

Scuba diving, pilates, yoga.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

Especially strong in offering a full range of legal services to disruptive fintech start-ups, Fox Williams LLP's department is especially active in payments and peer-to-peer lending. Practice head Jonathan Segal advised Neyber, which provides employees of large organisations with financial products, on regulatory, commercial and data protection matters. He also assisted peer-to-peer fintech company ThinCats with its largest loan to date (at the time of writing), a £6.7m facility for Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company. Revolut instructed Chris Finney on various regulatory and commercial matters. On the corporate side, Paul Taylor has been assisting Velocity Mobile with fundraising, including share issuances, and Sona Ganatra advised Balderton Capital (UK) on the regulatory aspects of its £6m investment in insurtech start-up Zego. Other clients of the team include TuTasa, MoneyThing Capital and Prodigy Finance.

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