Counsel to the Payments Industry
The Payments & Fintech Group at Alston & Bird—consisting of over 20 attorneys—is a leading legal resource for the payments industry, with advisors based in the United States and Europe working on engagements worldwide. Our attorneys have varied, global experience in all sectors of the payments industry, including merchant acquiring, card issuing, mobile payments, ecommerce, card schemes and payment networks, stored value, gift cards, payroll cards and other prepaid products, health care payments, B2B payments, and other traditional and emerging payment systems. We have been recognized in Chambers FinTech Legal: Payments & Lending (USA) 2023 and in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 United Kingdom for TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecoms): Fintech.
Depth and Breadth with a Global Reach
We have represented clients throughout the world, with extensive experience in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Our deep industry knowledge and transatlantic footprint, coupled with Alston & Bird’s 800 attorneys and full-service legal capabilities, enable us to offer comprehensive, “best-in-class” counsel to the payments industry. We believe the depth, diversity and sophistication of our experience across the entire spectrum of payments activities is unmatched by any law firm worldwide.
“The firm’s payments clients conduct business globally and our Payments & Fintech Group, with hubs in London, Brussels and Atlanta, allows us to provide seamless, responsive coverage. With London and Brussels having a six-hour or less time zone difference with Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo, Toronto, and New York—all, incidentally, places where our Payments Group has recently worked on matters—our European presence is an ideal complement to Atlanta in serving and supporting our payments clients across multiple geographies.”
—Richard Hays, Managing Partner, Alston & Bird