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Baker McKenzie

Work 020 7919 1000
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Mark Simpson

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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Financial Services & Investment Products


Admitted in England & Wales, United Kingdom (2008)


English; French; German


Law Society of England & Wales


Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (L.P.C.) (2005); Oxford Brookes University (Graduate Diploma in Law) (2004); Oxford Brookes University (C.P.E.) (2004); Oxford University (History) (2003)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

With excellent cross-border capabilities, Baker McKenzie's multi-departmental group assists clients with regulatory, commercial, corporate and IP work. Practice head Harry Small is an IT specialist with extensive experience in advising financial institutions on a range of technological matters; he is supported by Sue McLean, who arrived from Morrison & Foerster LLP  in September 2017, and financial services regulatory expert Mark Simpson (Arun Srivastava has moved to Paul Hastings LLP). Work highlights in the last year have included advising one global payments platform on its business models, customer contracts and global expansion, and assisting a regtech company with IP, licensing and fundraising issues. Several tech giants have instructed the team on payments-related regulatory matters. AFEX and Google are longstanding fintech clients; Coinstar is a recent client win.

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the ‚ÄúLease Law‚ÄĚ) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the ‚ÄúObligations Code‚ÄĚ). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the ‚ÄúNew Obligations Code‚ÄĚ), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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