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Fintech and data professional moves to Mishcon

Fintech and data professional moves to Mishcon


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A McDermott Will & Emery partner with deep financial regulatory and data security expertise has joine…

A McDermott Will & Emery partner with deep financial regulatory and data security expertise has joined Mishcon de Reya in London.

Mishcon de Reya has hired Ashley Winton as a partner in its data practice, and in its newly-established and cross-practice London innovation department.

Fintech and information security are principal areas of focus for Winton, who calls upon nearly three decades’ experience across financial regulation, encryption, data protection, and cybersecurity matters, including the data implications of cloud computing, inter-jurisdictional information flows and telecommunications.

Concurrent legal provisions governing data capture and interception in associated government and internal investigations are an additional area of strength for Winton, who has previously advised on payment systems, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers.

His highlights include acting for a publicly-listed payment services provider following a major data leak in the United Kingdom, and advising an oil company in the Middle East on disruption to refinery operations caused by a cybersecurity breach.

Winton studied microelectronic systems engineering before training as a lawyer, and has held partner positions at an array of notable firms including Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, White & Case, Paul Hastings, and most recently McDermott Will & Emery where he spent three years.

Chair of Mishcon de Reya’s innovation department Jeremy Hertzog praised Winton’s “extensive legal and regulatory knowledge”, while Winton himself highlighted the firm’s “focus on innovation” as a reason for the move.

Also this month a long-serving Herbert Smith Freehills financial services and technology partner moved his practice to Dentons in Sydney.

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