Jonathan Segal > Fox Williams LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fox Williams LLP
10 FINSBURY SQUARE
LONDON
EC2A 1AF
England
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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.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

Fox Williams LLP acts for disruptive fintechs including a number of p2p lenders and B2C fintech platforms, and investors, focusing predominantly on alternative finance, digital wealth and blockchain-based products. On the regulatory side the group advises on FCA authorisations and PSD2 compliance, cross-border regulatory issues, product structuring, GDPR, and consumer credit applications. The firm’s corporate work for fintechs and investors spans early and late stage funding rounds, private equity investments and M&A. Jonathan Segal has niche expertise in the p2p lending space, where he often guides clients through the FCA authorisation process. Associate Marc Piano has a strong understanding of the technical and regulatory aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrency projects, and sits as a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain.