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Delivering clients the best of both worlds through industry collaboration

Eversheds Sutherland sponsors Open Banking Excellence, supporting financial services innovation

Eversheds Sutherland has joined forces with Open Banking Excellence (OBE), the world’s leading platform and voice for Open Banking and digital banking pioneers, as a community sponsor.

OBE supports those involved in open banking and open finance – including fintechs, banks, regulators and BigTechs – by providing a global platform for collaboration and exchange of technical, regulatory and legal insights into Open Banking, Open Finance and, eventually, an Open Life.

Ranked in the top tier by legal industry directory, Legal 500, Eversheds Sutherland’s market-leading fintech and digital payments practice provides advice to financial institutions, challenger banks, start-ups and numerous investors in the sector, across a range of specialisms including: corporate; regulatory (such as PSD2), FCA approvals, GDPR and other apposite legislation; ICOs, cyber-crime, and disputes concerning digital finance platforms, consumers and the provision of digital products.

Philip James, Partner, Global Privacy & Cyber Security Group, Eversheds Sutherland said:

“The regulatory framework surrounding both financial services and data privacy is evolving into a new era. This brings challenges and opportunities in the digital financial services sector. As OBE’s official legal partner, we are looking forward to working closely with OBE to combine its community network and insight with Eversheds Sutherland’s legal and industry expertise to bring enhanced benefits to our clients and those members and partners within OBE’s global network.”

Richard Jones, Partner, Head of Payment Services & Open Banking, Eversheds Sutherland said:

“Our financial services, technology, and data practices are already uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this evolving regulatory landscape. By partnering with OBE, we are now able to leverage OBE’s network and the wider ecosystem to deliver the very best opportunities for our clients and to support innovation in financial services.”

Helen Child, co-founder and CEO of OBE, has welcomed its latest community sponsor, saying:

“Eversheds Sutherland is a truly global firm with renowned specialisms in payments, fintech, data privacy and Open Banking. We are delighted to have them as one of our sponsors to bring their extensive legal expertise to our sector and members.”

Eversheds Sutherland advises numerous key clients within the fintech space including banks, issuers, acquirers, AISPs, PISPs and technical service providers.



About Eversheds Sutherland:

As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 66 of the FTSE 100, 73 of the Fortune 100 and 119 of the Fortune 200

With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 69 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.



About OBE

Open Banking Excellence (OBE) is the world’s leading community of Open Banking and Open Finance pioneers, including fintechs, banks, regulators, BigTechs and wider financial services institutions that gather to learn, share stories, spark debate and, importantly, collaborate.

OBE is the authentic voice representing a global movement of like-minded experts who through collaboration provide technical, regulatory and legal insight into Open Banking and its wider implications for a dynamic and innovative financial sector.

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Sophie Llewhelin: sophiellewhelin@eversheds-sutherland.com 

Tatyana Marsh: tatyana@openbankingexcellence.org