The Banking Group of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP would like to welcome you to its newest client tool, the Debevoise Fintech Blog. The goal of the blog is to help financial institutions sift through this complex legal landscape and keep abreast of developments in fintech and digital assets.

The blog will cover topics spanning the fintech and digital assets regulatory landscape, including stablecoin, custody, anti-money laundering and sanctions, securities law, money transmission, capital and licensing and chartering. Recent articles include:

Ranked among the leading practices in the United States, the Debevoise Banking Group advises banks and other financial institutions on the gamut of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. As banking industry regulation has proliferated in the wake of the financial crisis, the Debevoise Banking Group has grown to more than 20 lawyers with experience that spans the landscape of regulatory regimes and agencies. The practice advises financial industry clients on mergers and acquisitions, U.S. and international regulatory and compliance issues, enforcement matters, capital markets activities, new product development, digital assets and cryptocurrency-related activities.

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Satish Kini is a corporate partner and Chair of Debevoise’s Banking Group and a member of its Financial Institutions Group. He can be reached at smkini@debevoise.com.

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Gregory Lyons is a corporate partner and Co-Chair of Debevoise’s Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Lyons is also Chair of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Banking Law. He can be reached at gjlyons@debevoise.com.

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Jeffrey L. Robins is a corporate partner and a member of Debevoise’s Banking Group. He can be reached at jlrobins@debevoise.com.

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Alison M. Hashmall is a counsel in the firm’s New York office and a member of Debevoise's Banking Group. Ms. Hashmall’s practice focuses on advising domestic and non-U.S. banking organizations and other financial institutions on a wide range of bank regulatory, policy, and transactional matters and cryptocurrency-related issues. She can be reached at ahashmall@debevoise.com.

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Aseel Rabie is a corporate counsel and a member of Debevoise’s Banking Group. She can be reached at arabie@debevoise.com.

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Caroline Swett is a corporate counsel and a member of Debevoise’s Financial Institutions and Banking Groups. She can be reached at cnswett@debevoise.com.

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Chen Xu is a counsel of the Banking Group and is resident in the New York office. His practice focuses on advising banking clients on a wide range of bank regulatory, policy and transactional matters and cryptocurrency-related issues, including in the areas of regulatory capital, liquidity and stress testing. Mr. Xu is recognized as an “associate to watch” by Chambers USA (2021), where clients say that he is “a tremendous resource” who is “just exceptional at working through the real technical nuances of capital rules and the other quantitative aspects of technical regulations.” Mr. Xu received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2013 and his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley in 2010. He can be reached at cxu@debevoise.com

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Nariné A. Atamian is a corporate associate and a member of Debevoise's Financial Institutions Group. She can be reached at naatamian@debevoise.com.

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Ezra Newman a corporate associate and a member of Debevoise's Financial Institutions Group. He can be reached at enewman@debevoise.com.

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Taylor Richards is a corporate associate and a member of Debevoise's Banking Group. She can be reached at tmrichards@debevoise.com.

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Jonathan Steinberg is a corporate associate and a member of Debevoise's Financial Institutions Group. He can be reached at jrsteinb@debevoise.com.

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Justice Walters is a corporate associate and a member of Debevoise's Financial Institutions Group. He can be reached at jwalters@debevoise.com.

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Amy Aixi Zhang is a corporate associate and a member of Debevoise's Banking and Financial Institutions Groups. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2020. During her time in law school, Ms. Zhang was President and Co-Founder of the Harvard Law School Blockchain and FinTech Initiative. She authored “Regulating Crypto Assets: Securities and Commodities,” a case study published in FinTech Law: The Case Studies by Harvard University Press in July 2020 and was a fellow at a mortgage servicing fintech company before joining Debevoise in 2020. She can be reached at aazhang@debevoise.com.