Expertise

FinTech

Fintech - Expertise

FinTech

FinTech companies of all sizes, from start-ups to global financial services corporations, are leveraging technology to launch financial services that move money and other forms of value faster, cheaper and more conveniently.

OrionW works extensively with clients on cutting-edge FinTech regulatory and transactional projects.

We provide our blockchain and FinTech clients with the full range of services, from company formation to digital token classification, licensing and assistance with privacy policies and commercial agreements. Our commercial legal and risk management advice is enhanced by our understanding of the technology underlying FinTech solutions.

Our FinTech practice also serves clients offering services that involve e-money, securities and other capital markets products and commodities, including payment services, investment advice, fund management, asset tokenisation, crowdfunding and operation of organised markets.

Credentials

Representative Matters

Payment services regulatory compliance project

Advised a global digital token exchange on Singapore payment services and anti-money laundering regulatory compliance issues.

Stablecoin listing

Advised an electronic payment systems operator and issuer of currency-backed stablecoins on its listing agreement for, and the regulatory classification of, its platform's native digital token.

Recognised market operator licensing project

Acted for an organised market operator under the Sandbox Express framework on its licence application to be a Recognised Market Operator in Singapore.

Digital token classification

Acting for a cryptocurrency brokerage on the classification of its digital token under Singapore payment services and securities laws in connection with the token’s listing on a digital token exchange.

NFT marketplace

Advised on multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues relating to a proposed sports-themed non-fungible token marketplace.

Online marketplace regulatory matter

Advising the IT services arm of a leading logistics service provider on legal and regulatory issues relating to the operation of an online marketplace, including advice on securities and commodities trading and outsourcing issues.

Testimonials

OrionW provides “an excellent service, is very knowledgeable in the technology sector and provides excellent value for money.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is “a high quality TMT firm with reliable and consistent output.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 edition

Testimonials

OrionW has “deep sectoral knowledge of telecommunications and technology and associated regulation; diligent, timely and cost-effective work.”

asialaw Profiles 2021 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is a “great boutique law firm specialising in technology. The firm is strong on complex commercial technology arrangements. The soft skills of the firm are impressive including clear and responsive communication with clients.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition

Testimonials

“OrionW is very strong on technology law, including regulatory, commercial and M&A matters, and my ‘go to’ firm in Singapore.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition

Testimonials

“We enjoyed working with OrionW. Communication, understanding of the deal, knowledge and application of the law as well as good budget management were all strengths. There were no weaknesses during the transaction.”

asialaw Profiles 2020 edition

Testimonials

OrionW provides “an excellent service, is very knowledgeable in the technology sector and provides excellent value for money.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is “pragmatic, responsive, set expectations correctly.”

asialaw Profiles 2020 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is “knowledgeable about the regulatory issues. Assisted with regulator communications.”

asialaw Profiles 2019 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang is a very experienced technology lawyer who is highly responsive and commercial.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2022 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang has a robust practice in the TMT space and frequently advises on matters relating to fintech, including blockchain and payment services issues. She is well placed to handle cross-border mandates.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2021 edition

Insights

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In May 2022, the UST algorithmic stablecoin crashed, dragging its sister token LUNA and US$60 billion of combined market value down with it.

The Crash of UST and LUNA Digital Tokens Explained

Jun 6, 2022
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New legislation introduced in Singapore's Parliament would now regulate virtual asset service providers (VASPs) that are based in Singapore but provide offshore services.

Singapore Proposes to Regulate Singapore-Based Providers of Offshore Virtual Asset Services

Feb 17, 2022
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MAS issued guidelines banning the promotion of digital payment tokens (DPTs) to the general public in Singapore.

MAS Issues Guidelines on Providing and Promoting Digital Payment Token Services in Singapore

Jan 19, 2022
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