Fintech M&A is booming, but so is regulatory scrutiny. Competition authorities are increasingly bullish to claim jurisdiction over fintech deals and to pursue novel theories of harm. At the same time, the scope of foreign investment regulation has widened due to the pandemic and ongoing trade tensions, adding yet another piece to the regulatory jigsaw puzzle faced by deal-doers. Getting your fintech deal cleared is no longer a given, and even if you get your merger control and foreign investment clearance, there is still a host of other financial regulation that applies before, throughout and after the deal process.
In our 15th episode, podcast host Jenn Mellott speaks with Rod Carlton, Christine Laciak and Cyrus Pocha to discuss these developments.