Means of Payments and Fintechs
Here at BTLAW:
The firm has been working in the technology and electronic payments area for over 14 years, experiencing and directly participating in the evolution of the market during this period, both from the regulatory / legislative, as well as from the technological standpoint.
The expertise includes advising clients on their modeling, analyzing alternatives, burdens and bonuses for the operation; in the implementation of the activities according to the defined model, assisting them in all areas, such as regulatory, corporate, contractual, tax, compliance, and intellectual property; in obtaining authorization to operate from the regulatory agency, assisting them in the preparation of the process, instruction, and follow-up until its conclusion when necessary; and in the permanent follow-up of their activities.
The experience of the professionals in the area extends to the different activities of the segment, assisting companies in the operation of open and closed Payment Arrangements (Flags) (private label); Accrediting Payment Institution (Buyers), Electronic Currency Issuer (digital wallets, prepaid card issuance, etc.), Postpaid Instrument Issuer (credit card, etc.) and Payment Transaction Initiator; International Payment Facilitators; as well as under-acquisition, PSP, VAR, VAN, gateways of payment, software house, among others.
The area is coordinated by partner Giancarllo Melito, who has worked with the firm for over 22 years. He is a Doctor in Law (cum laude) by the Law School of the University of São Paulo - USP and by the University of Angers / France (2013) and Master in Contract Law (cum laude) by the University of Angers / France - Diplôme d'Études Approfondies - Transdisciplinaire des Actes Juridiques (2005). He is also a Professor of Contractual Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV Law post-graduation courses (since 2009). Since 2016, as a consequence of his activity and practices, he has been mentioned by Análise Advocacia 500 magazine as a prominent lawyer in several areas of the law, as well as in the category of most admired lawyer in the State of São Paulo. Also, since 2018 he has been mentioned by the American magazine ACQ Law Awards - Who's Who Legal as a reference in Brazil, in the area of Fintechs.
The services include:
- Advising clients on the modeling, analyzing alternatives, burdens and bonuses for the operation;
- Implementation of activities in accordance to the defined model, assistance in all spheres, such as regulatory, corporate, contractual, tax, compliance, and intellectual property;
- Obtaining authorization to operate from the regulatory agency, when necessary, assisting it in the preparation of the process, instruction, and accompanying it until its conclusion;
- Permanent monitoring of activities.