Financial Services and Fintech

Our Middle East Financial Services and Fintech team provides support and advice on a wide range of regulated financial services, FinTech and emerging technologies. 

We have key expertise and experience in dealing with all regulated matters across the Middle East, with a particular focus on capital markets, banking, private equity, insurance, funds and investment management. We also provide expert legal advice on digital payments, crypto-asset businesses, blockchain, cybersecurity and cloud computing.

Financial services 

  • We advise financial service companies, including banks, insurance companies, brokerages and asset managers on a variety of financial products and the treatment of their activities in the Middle East

  • We assist on the establishment and advising on the optimal locations, vehicle types and licensing for funds and fund managers in the Middle East from a legal and tax perspective

  • We assist financial service companies establish regulated operations in the Middle East and advise on specific regulated licensing activities that may be required

  • We advise on debt (such as bonds and notes) and equity transactions (including IPOs) in the Middle East


  • We help companies build their payment offerings, digital banking and various legal digital transformation strategies

  • We advise on the treatment, promotion and offering of electronic money and virtual currencies in the Middle East and the various licensing and ongoing regulatory obligations

  • We specialise in supporting crypto asset businesses including exchanges and custodians, equity and debt crowdfunding platforms and companies looking to conduct global security token offerings

Contact us

Paul Kayrouz

Paul Kayrouz

Paul: Fintech and Financial Services Legal Leader, PwC Legal Middle East

Tel: +971 (0)54 791 5255

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