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There is the fintech team led by Sanjay, Smita and Prashanth at KCO Blr. The team works closely with the B&F team. They mostly do regulatory and advisory work. Have some marquee clients. The partners are few of the sweetest people out there and the team is relatively small and supportive to each other. Work hours can be long though.
Lol marquee clients :P

They have a very bad clientele- and the partners themselves are horrible to work with! Won't suggest anyone to go there!
Finsec Law. They are specific to Fintechs dealing with SEBI Regulations though.
Not really. Still very specialised work. 4 law firms do core fintech work in my opinion - AZB, Ikigai, Cyril Amarchand, SRL.
Gopal Bankar from WG, his clients are Flipkart, Amazon, HDFC and what not
He might be a difficult guy to work with but his book is huge! Definitely Wadia's rainmaker!
Chambers Fintech rankings for 2024 are out.

Band 1 firms - CAM, SAM, AZB

Band 2 firms - Ikigai Law, Indus, Nishith Desai, Spice Route

Band 3 firms - Trilegal, JSA, AK Partners, Jerome Merchant, Samvad

Individual lawyers

Band 1 - Anu Tiwari, Anirudh Rastogi, Shilpa Mankar

Band 2 - Mathew Chacko

Band 3 - Aparajita Srivastava, Rohan Bagai, Rahul Matthan, Avimukt Dar, Vipul Jain, Vishnu Jerome
Lmao are you saying that the law firms in band 3 couldn’t afford to buy the rankings ? Bro these bands are accorded as per client reviews. Not everything is bought w money. If you’re not a BD associate and don’t know how award submissions work, I’d request you to zip up. Thanks!
If you really care about working in financial technology sector (other than being fascinated by it since FinTech valuations were over the top for the last few years), then ultimately it will be the best to work in-house in a decent FinTech start-up where you will be working on their products (plural). You need to join a company which isn't too large where you will get to work on only one product - you want to work in a Series A to Series C start-up range, since they will be innovating and at the same time will have a lean team, and hence you will work across products and teams and working closely with senior product managers, finance folks, and the founder.

FinTech is not a sector where you gain anything by working on operational / product agreements, if all you want is to be able to work on FinTech M&As. This isn't like insurance, for example, where your M&A representations get impacted by esoteric regulations, which you won't ordinarily work with. FinTech companies get impacted mostly by basic RBI lead statutes / regulations and privacy / information technology act (and this is a more recent concern). You may also need to know some regulations which affect banks if your countarparty are banks, especially if you are working under the umbrella of the bank's core banking software. Often, you will know more banking regulations than the idiots working for the bank.

What you want to learn in FinTech is how technologies or processes work and whether those intersect or breach law and how those need to be tweaked for any number of reasons. Often RBI's regulations are meant for one use-case but your product gets caught in its net unwittingly - and how do you work in those situations. That is where "Fin" meets "Tech" and it is this intersection which is both interesting and can be fairly unique.
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