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John Salmon

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John is a highly experienced IT lawyer with a market leading reputation in the financial services sector.

His main focus is advising financial institutions on their strategic IT projects and he supports his clients in implementing innovative digital and technology solutions whilst managing legal and regulatory risk.

John has a reputation as a lawyer in the FinTech area and has been heavily involved with leading edge developments.

John has been actively involved in developing industry-wide solutions for electronic data exchange issues. He worked on both the Origo Legal Framework and TISA Exchange, which was established to facilitate the electronic re-registration of assets and portfolios between platforms.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


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John Salmon - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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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