FINTECH, CAPITAL MARKETS, PAYMENT SERVICES

Lawyers from the pflaw office deal with transaction and regulatory advice for entities from the capital market and the wider financial market. We advise clients such as banks, brokerage houses, investment funds, electronic money institutions, payment companies, factoring companies and other financial market entities. Our lawyers participated and advised in processes such as:

  • obtaining and extending licenses of Polish and foreign financial institutions (brokerage houses, payment services, factoring, financial market);

  • passporting financial services abroad within the EU and conducting activities on financial markets outside the EU;

  • IPO processes;

  • bond issues;

  • M & A processes of entities from the financial market;

  • relations with regulators (eg PFSA), market organizers (eg WSE), clearing houses (eg KDPW), trade repositories (eg KDPW TR);

  • control of supervisory authorities (KNF, GIIF, GIODO “PUODO”);

  • appeal against decisions of supervisory authorities;

  • due diligence processes on the financial market;

  • creating procedures and internal processes;

  • implementation of regulations such as MIFID / MIFIR, MAD / MAR, AML, PSD, EMIR, CRD / CRR, FATCA and many others;

  • counteracting money laundering and terrorism financing AML, KYC;

  • compliance processes;

  • protection of retail investors in the financial market;

  • risk management systems;

  • disputes with customers;

  • matters with the Financial Ombudsman;

  • transactions on financial markets;

  • stock exchange transactions;

  • transactions on the exchange market and OTC derivatives market;

  • negotiating ISDA agreements;

  • forex / cfd market transactions;

  • optimization of clients’ onboarding processes;

  • liquidity agreements, prime brokerage, ISDA;

  • custodial agreements, omnibus accounts and other fiduciary accounts;

  • contracts with payment processors;

  • marketing of financial services;

  • affiliate financial services programs;

  • issues related to market data.