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PARTNER MOVES - Ashurst boosts global fintech offering with partner hire

11 Apr 2016

International law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of David Futter as a London-based partner focusing on global fintech.

Joining from Addleshaw Goddard, David's practice focuses on innovations in technology affecting the financial services sector, particularly the UK retail banking industry. He advises regularly on a wide range of technology, procurement and service contracts, as well as intellectual property law. David has over 10 years of expertise in relation to innovations in financial services and regularly acts for banks, financial institutions, card schemes and payment service providers, as well as advising merchants and corporates on their digital and mobile payment solutions. David previously worked at Ashurst before joining Addlelshaw Goddard in 2013.

Ashurst's global head of corporate, Simon Beddow, said:

"Our clients in the financial institutions sector are going through a period of profound change, due in part to the continued digitalisation of their businesses and the use of technology. Following the recent announcement that Nick Elverston and Amanda Hale will be joining our global TMT team from Herbert Smith Freehills, this is a yet another step towards further developing our footprint in the digital economy. We are delighted to welcome David to the team and we are confident that he will make a significant contribution to the firm."

Helen Burton, global head of financial institutions and funds, added:

"David's arrival strengthens our global offering to our clients in the financial institutions industry. Continued innovation with respect to banking products and services is essential in financial services and we are delighted that David will bring additional expertise to our existing global fintech capabilities".

David Futter added:

"I'm very excited to be joining the team and helping to further develop Ashurst's market-leading financial services and technology business in what is a key area for the firm's global practice. The fintech industry is evolving rapidly and Ashurst has the right global platform to support the world's leading financial services providers in designing and delivering their end-to-end digital transformation strategies."