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Squire Patton Boggs

Work 020 7655 1000
Fax 020 7655 1001
136546 Bishopgate 2

Francesco Liberatore

Work +44 207 655 1505 
Squire Patton Boggs

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

Corporate partner Robert Bray¬†leads the team at¬†Squire Patton Boggs¬†; he and a multi-departmental team advised Wonga Group on the ‚ā¨61m sale of its German business, BillPay, to Swedish payments company Klarna. Bray also advised Neptune Networks on an investment by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and assisted Citigroup Financial Products with its investment in post-trade blockchain platform SETL.¬†Additionally on the corporate side,¬†James McKay¬†acted for LMAX Exchange on its ¬£22m buy-out of Paddy Power Betfair.¬†Francesco Liberatore¬†advised open banking fintech company TrueLayer on data protection issues, drafting customer contracts and raising $3m in funds. Centtrip is an additional client of the team. Corporate partners¬†Nicholas Allen¬†and¬†Julian Ciecierski-Burns¬†are also active in the space.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Squire Patton Boggs' practice is particularly known for its regulatory knowledge and attracts praise for its 'responsiveness and the quality of advice'. Head of communications law Francesco Liberatore is 'a true master of telecoms law' and 'a delight to work with'. In the telecoms sector the group is instructed by Vodafone, Cable Europe as well as the the regulatory authories of Qatar, Bahrain and Bermuda. Andrew Wilkinson heads up the commercial, IP and IT group and acts for both suppliers and users on acquisitions of hardware and software licences.

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