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Richard Diffenthal

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Work +44 20 7296 2000
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Web:
www.hoganlovells.com/en/richard-diffenthal
Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Corporate

Position

Richard has a wealth of experience across the full range of corporate practices, including equity capital markets, joint ventures and corporate advisory work, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions (both private and public, domestic and cross border) as well as corporate restructurings. Richard's practice is focused on clients in the Technology, Media and Telecoms ('TMT') and Financial Services 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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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Hogan Lovells International LLP's telecoms, media and technology department is headed by Peter Watts and handles commercial, regulatory and contentious technology and telecoms matters for large corporates and smaller companies.The group has particular expertise advising clients in highly regulated industries, particularly those in the financial sector. It acted for Banco Sabadell on IT integration arrangements following its acquisition of TSB Bank. A team jointly led by Richard Diffenthal and John Salmonacted for Refineryy on the development and roll-out of its innovative blockchain-based platform. The practice also advised leading telecoms company on product regulatory and product safety issues. Don McGown is a key name to note for telecoms sector matters.

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