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Architectsof Change




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Working in fintech law may be the most exciting place to be in legal. The impact and growth of fintech across nearly every segment of the banking world have catapulted legal teams into unchartered water. Combined with European regulations such as PSD2 and GDPR, keeping up with state and federal regulations in the US, and the ever-changing world of crypto, the dichotomy between innovation and regulation keeps legal teams on their toes. In this episode, we speak with Katie-Fry-Paul of Taylor Wessing and Dara Tarkowski, renowned legal expert to discuss key trends and what the major differences are when it comes to legal and regulation between the US, UK and Europe.


Katie Fry-Paul

Katie Fry-Paul

As a financial services regulatory lawyer at Taylor Wessing UK, Katie helps a wide range of firms navigate their regulatory obligations. With particular expertise in advising FinTechs, challenger banks, and a wide range of crypto businesses, she thrives on problem solving. In a previous life, Katie was a British Army Intelligence Officer and served in a variety of roles, including in Afghanistan. An advocate for women's development, Katie sits on the committee of London-based Lean In network, "Food for Thought".

Dara Tarkowski

Dara Tarkowski

Fintech trailblazer and attorney Dara Tarkowski delivers expertise to companies harnessing innovation and technology to revolutionise financial services and highly regulated industries. Specialising in complex litigation and consumer finance law, Dara brings thought leadership to a rapidly transforming industry of diverse businesses, consumers and investors. In only two years, Dara’s regtech enterprise, quointec, has brought two products to market that automate the delivery of legal and compliance services. As Managing Partner at Actuate Law, Dara counsels clients on complex regulatory matters, performs due diligence for private equity firms worth billions and has achieved courtroom victories for the fintech and non-bank financial services industry.

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