EDITOR

David Zaslowsky has a degree in computer science and, before going to Yale Law School, was a computer programmer.  He is currently the Chairman of the Litigation Department of the firm’s New York office.  His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration.  He has been involved in cases in trial and appellate courts across the United States and before arbitral institutions around the world.  Many of David’s cases, including some patent cases, have related to technology.  Since 2008, David has been included in Chambers for his expertise in international arbitration.  Contact details and full biography at David Zaslowsky.

GLOBAL TEAM

Australia

Adrian J. Lawrence is the head of the Firm’s Asia Pacific Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. He is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on media, intellectual property and information technology, providing advice in relation to major issues relating to the online and offline media interests. He is recognised as a leading Australian media and telecommunications lawyer. Contact details and full biography at Adrian J. Lawrence.

Japan

Gavin Raftery chairs Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Banking & Finance Group, and is the co-leader of the Banking & Finance Group in our Tokyo office. He is also one of the leaders of Baker McKenzie’s Global Fintech Initiative. Gavin has extensive experience practicing finance law in Australia, the UK and Japan. He is listed as a leading lawyer for Banking and Finance in Japan by Chambers, Legal500 and IFLR. Contact details and full biography at Gavin Raftery.

Singapore

Stephanie Magnus is a principal in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and the head of the Financial Services & Regulatory practice in Singapore. She has significant experience in compliance, and she focuses on regulatory issues, particularly in the financial services, insurance and commodities sectors. Her practice also includes mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector. Contact details and full biography at Stephanie Magnus.

United Kingdom

Sue McLean is a partner in the IT/Commercial Practice Group in Baker McKenzie’s London office. Sue advises clients on technology, sourcing and digital business models and deals, as well as the legal issues relating to the implementation of new technologies including cloud, AI and blockchain. Sue is global tech lead for the firm’s FinTech and Blockchain practices. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Digital Banking and Frontiers in Blockchain and is a member of the techUK DLT/ blockchain working group. She also supports the UCL Blockchain Technology for Algorithmic Regulation and Compliance (BARAC) research project, is a member of the BSI committee for Smart Contracts, and represents Baker McKenzie in its collaborations with R3 and Accord. Sue has been included in the Women In FinTech Power List for three successive years. Contact details and full biography at Sue McLean.

Harry Small is a partner in the IT/Commercial Department of Baker McKenzie’s London office and handles all aspects of information technology and communications law. He acts for a broad base of information technology and communications products and service providers — assisting them in their contract negotiations and managing their disputes. He also practises in contentious intellectual property law. Harry is a fellow of the Society for Computers and Law, an honour awarded to a small group of leading IT lawyers who have made notable contributions to the field. He is the author of the standard outsourcing contract precedent in the Sweet and Maxwell Outsourcing Manual, and regularly writes and lectures on topics related to the Internet and computer networking law. Contact details and full biography at Harry Small.

United States

Sam Kramer focuses his practice on multi-jurisdictional outsourcing, complex technology licensing, commercial contracting, and supply chain agreements and integration. He is frequently involved in outsourcing transactions and large scale IT services projects. Mr. Kramer also focuses on emerging technology services, including mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) transactions. He is the North American coordinator of the Firm’s MVNO practice. Contact details and full biography at Sam Kramer.

Matt Kluchenek serves as the Head of the Firm’s Global Derivatives practice.  He is also the Co-Chair of the North American FinTech group and a member of the Global FinTech Steering Committee.  Matt regularly advises clients on a broad array of regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters involving the financial markets and cryptocurrencies, drawing on deep business knowledge to deliver practical advice.  Matt serves as a subject matter expert in printed media and industry events, has published numerous articles and has spoken at many industry events. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches a course on Derivatives Law.  Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Kluchenek served as the general counsel of a large proprietary trading firm and as an associate general counsel of a major futures exchange. Contact details and full biography at Matthew Kluchenek.

Patrick Dennien is an associate in the Firm’s Washington, DC office.  He practices in white collar crime and corporate investigations, sanction systems of international organizations, money laundering risk and AML regulation, cryptocurrency risk and regulation, and corporate compliance programs.  Prior to joining the Firm, Patrick worked for the World Bank’s anti-corruption arm, where he assessed the compliance programs of multinational companies, and advised on the development and implementation of effective compliance programs.  Contact details and full biography at Patrick Dennien.

Switzerland

Dr. Manuel Meyer is a partner in corporate and M&A practice area and a member of the global Innovation Committee. He advises multinationals private equity and venture funds in connection with investments in Swiss based companies, post-acquisition integration of businesses and development of investment and ownership structures. In particular, he established a noteworthy perception in the FinTech environment as constantly developing new legal structures fitting the market needs. He is the architect of the legal structure of the equity-linked Token. Contact details and full biography at Manuel Meyer.

Yves Mauchle is an associate in the Corporate Finance practice area in Zurich. He focuses on debt and equity capital markets as well as financial services regulation. Yves regularly represents financial intermediaries and other clients on regulatory matters and advises on the particular challenges posed by fintech business models, including ICOs. Contact details and full biography at Yves Mauchle.

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