Over the last couple of years, the world has seen a race to develop the best expertise in financial technology – boosted and supported by technological evolution, availability of funding, increased support from governments and regulators and changing customer appetite and expectations.
Earlier this month, Mishcon de Reya’s Academy welcomed SY Lau, Senior Executive Vice President and Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding at Tencent, who gave a talk on China and the digital world.
There has been considerable press interest in recent months around the international response to the nuclear and ballistic missile testing carried out by North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as it is officially known (the “DPRK”)).
Ele.me is an online food delivery startup launched by two friends at Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University that recently won $1 billion in venture capital funding. Its name roughly translates as “Hungry Now?”
Mishcon de Reya’s Corporate department advised Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc, a subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, on the sale of its specialist UK insurance subsidiary Sompo Canopius to private equity firm Centerbridge Partners for $952 million.