Spearheaded by Professor GA Walker, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London and international law firm Simmons & Simmons have established a joint Student Support Programme aimed at supporting CCLS’ LLM students in the area of FinTech and Regulatory Technology (RegTech).
The initiative will bring together cutting edge academic and professional expertise in this key area of modern financial law and market development. FinTech is expected to result in substantial disruption to many areas of traditional and legacy banking and financial services. The law and legal implications of these developments giving rise to many difficult and complex issues.
It was a visit to an office – Simmons & Simmons, when it launched its £100,000 fintech fund a year ago — that gave Jin Enyi, an LLM student at QMUL, the idea for the student support programme between the university’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the firm.
The Times (18 May 2017)
Excerpt of The Student Support Programme in the News:
- The Times, ‘Firms open the door to fintech – and let new faces lead the way’ (18 May 2017)
- FinExtra, ‘Law firms cosy up to UK fintech community’ (6 March 2017)
- CCN, ‘Law Firms Woo London’s Fintech Scene’ (8 March 2017)
- FStech, ‘Law firm and London university in FinTech deal (7 March 2017)
- FT Reporter, ‘Top Law Firms Connect With FinTech Companies’ (4 April 2017)
- WN.com, ‘FinTech collaboration with Queen Mary University’ (6 March 2017)
- Church International, ‘Law Firm and London University in FinTech Deal (7 March 2017)
The FinTech Edition
Showcasing student dissertations, the e-journal is an array of FinTech-related papers. Download The Fintech Edition 2018 [PDF 6,803KB]