Cornwalls is pleased to announce that we have signed on as Policy Partners of Fintech Australia.

It is an important relationship to the firm due to the fast-emerging nature of the Fintech industry and the formalisation of our Fintech, Privacy & Emerging Technologies.

The importance of the collaboration between Cornwalls and FinTech Australia including our sponsorship of the Finnie Awards (the leading industry awards) was recently featured by Start-Up daily. The original article can be found here or below.

Cornwalls backs The Finnies because fintechs need legal expertise 

Often the best fintech innovations seem incredibly simple but deceptively complex to implement and maintain and grow.

In fintech there can be a fine line between disruption and breaking the law, as the Australian financial services industry is heavily regulated for the benefit of protecting consumers.

This is just one reason why law firm Cornwalls has signed on as a FinTech Australia Policy Partner and as an event sponsor of The Finnies 2019.

“We understand that sometimes it’s tempting – and there’s a cost imperative – to rely on ‘off the shelf’ open-sourced materials,” Cornwalls’ Special Counsel David Kreltzsheim, said

“There’s certainly a place for that, especially where the founders have legal experience, as many of them have.”

“Beyond that, it is possible to find cost-effective solutions to your business structuring and regulatory questions, if you know where to look and whom to ask.”

Cornwalls has an interest in the growth of the sector.

“Fintech and regtech will be central to how businesses like ours deliver our services in future,” Cornwalls’ CEO Levent Shevki said.

“We have a stake in the future of the Fintech ecosystem.”

Touching on Fintech Australia’s core theme for 2019, Cornwalls’ agrees that collaboration is the way forward for the sector.

Kreltzsheim added: “The Finnies reinforces the collaborative and participatory spirit in the Fintech ecosystem.

“And who knows, an award might be the first step for the next unicorn.”

Meet the Team

David Kreltszheim

SPECIAL COUNSEL, MELBOURNE

Paul Agnew

PARTNER, MELBOURNE

Lesley Naik

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, MELBOURNE

Charlotte Nielsen

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, MELBOURNE