Episode 12 – Fintech Focus: Payments During the Pandemic – What Key Legal and Regulatory Themes Emerged During 2020?

By Latham & Watkins

2020 has been another year of growth for fintech and payments, as economies became increasingly cashless and alternative payment products and regulations proliferated. What is driving alternative payments products and networks like stablecoins and central bank digital currencies? How have payments regulations been stress tested in Europe? What have been the key areas of regulatory change and what has been the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on payments? In this episode of Connected With Latham, as part of our “Fintech Focus” series, Hong Kong counsel Simon Hawkins, Washington, D.C. partner Todd Beauchamp, and London partner Christian McDermott discuss four legal and regulatory themes arising in the payments industry this year, and how they will impact the landscape going forward.    This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022-4834, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

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