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22 November 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys wins Banking and Finance Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2019

Our Financial Services team was delighted to be awarded the prestigious ‘Banking and Finance Team of the Year’ accolade at last night’s British Legal Awards, in recognition of our work advising Coinbase on the launch of their debit card offering earlier this year.

The Coinbase debit card enables customers to effectively pay for day-to-day items using their digital currency balance and the offering required complex legal and regulatory analysis. Coinbase’s innovative offering has seen recognition elsewhere too, picking up the award for ‘Blockchain or Cryptocurrency Initiative of the Year’ at the 2019 Payments Awards.

William Garner, co-head of the Charles Russell Speechlys’ FinTech team said:

“This award is fantastic recognition of the increasingly innovative and high profile work that the FinTech team here at Charles Russell Speechlys are involved in and, whilst awards aren’t everything, the team is certainly delighted to have been recognised at such a prestigious event.”

Charles Russell Speechlys saw off competition from a number of other law firms, including Ashurst, Paul Hastings and White & Case, to win the award at the British Legal Awards, which celebrate the biggest and best achievements across the UK legal sector. 

For more information about our work with Coinbase, please read the attached release or to talk to our FinTech team please contact William Garner.