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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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John Connell

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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John Connell is a very versatile lawyer and can advise on a wide range of transactions, including public takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, listings, capital raisings and restructurings.

As a partner in the firm's London corporate group, he has a broad practice. He has helped listed private companies, banks, insurers and financial investors with some of their most difficult cross-border mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

John's particular focus is acting for clients in the financial services and financial institutions sectors.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

With impressive capabilities across the full range of fintech matters, including robo-advice, payments, peer-to-peer lending, blockchain and open banking, the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP has excellent strength in depth and is experienced in both technology and financial regulatory work. Assisted by Jonathan Chertkow, Emily Reid and Richard Diffenthal, John Salmon has been advising Open Banking on its project to create open APIs in the UK's retail banking sector; this involves regular negotiations with the nine large banks funding it, as well as commercial negotiations with payment service providers. Rachel Kent acted for DualityBanx on obtaining FCA authorisation, and advised Brolly UK Technology on various regulatory issues. Salmon and Diffenthal acted for Refineryy on the development and implementation of its blockchain-based platform to facilitate commercial real estate transactions. Chertkow assisted Monzo Bank with launching its lending products as part of its move into offering full current account services. Other fintech clients include Habito and Zopa. On the corporate side, Maegen Morrison, John Connell and Don McGown acted for Paysafe Group on its £3bn takeover offer from a Blackstone- and CVC-led consortium.

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