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Richard Schaberg

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Global co-head of the Hogan Lovells Financial Institutions sector and co-head of the Financial Institutions Group. Richard has been engaged in corporate, securities, and bank regulatory representation and management of public offerings since 1985. He advises chartered financial institutions and regulated and unregulated financial service providers in the US and internationally. Richard advises financial institutions in M&A, capital formation and access to public and private capital markets, corporate governance and securities listing matters.


ABA, Federal Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, NY State Bar Association, Agawam Council


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, B.A., cum laude, Bucknell University.

United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

Led out of Washington DC by the 'excellent' Richard Schaberg, Hogan Lovells US LLP's compact standalone team provides a vital service to a wide range of financial institutions, including regional banks, larger money center institutions/international banks and fintech entities. Schaberg continues to pick up a significant amount of financial services M&A work in the regional/community bank segment of the market and, as well as providing the regulatory input for SB One Bancorp on its acquisition of Enterprise Bank, also represented Bangor Savings Bank on its investment in additional depository institutions. Financial services regulatory advice also forms a core component of the firm's burgeoning fintech practice, which includes advice on cryptocurrency and blockchain matters as well as M&A and joint ventures. The team also provides a vital service to banks seeking to adapt to the changing dynamics in the market and recently advised Cambridge Bancorp on issues connected with the taking of warrants (equity) from start-up and early-stage innovative borrowers. Counsel Sara Lenet handles a range of regulatory work for domestic and international banks and is a key member of the team, which also includes senior associate Ashley Hutto-Schultz, who is active within the consumer finance space.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms


Within: Fintech

With significant experience acting for both technology companies and financial institutions Hogan Lovells US LLP offers an impressive breadth of expertise on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, smart contracts and AI, among other areas of fintech. The interdisciplinary practice is well-placed to assist emerging companies with a full range of issues and recently advised CertiK on the formation of its smart contract verification business, and on financing, intellectual property, employment and tax matters. The practice is equally adept at assisting financial institutions navigate the regulatory landscape relating to new technologies; Washington DC-based practice head Richard Schaberg is advising Cambridge Bancorp on taking warrants from start-up and early stage innovative borrowers. For blockchain technology Theodore Mlynar is a key name to note; he is acting for start-up company BlockTEST Global and for multinational corporates and other investors in blockchain solutions and cryptocurrencies. Another work highlight for the group was the representation of digital token trading platform EtherDelta in charges for an alleged registration violation with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nathaniel Gallon is also a key name; he has assisted Santander Fintech Limited with several transactions, including investments in online mortgage provider Roostify and Brazilian start-up Creditas.

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