Accelpoint and global law firm Squire Patton Boggs have announced their partnership on the AccelUp acceleration programme, which gives fintech, insurtech and telco start-ups the opportunity to scale up their businesses globally. As part of the arrangement, Squire Patton Boggs will provide consultations, lectures and legal counselling to start-ups in the AccelUp programme.
Hubert Anyżewski, co-founder and managing partner of Accelpoint, says: “We are happy our group of partners is growing. Squire Patton Boggs is an internationally esteemed law firm that can boast having made an enormous contribution to the development of the fintech industry in Poland. We hope that our partner’s knowledge and international experience will prove a unique value as well as support for start-ups in the AccelUp programme”.
Jan Grochowicz, of counsel from the Squire Patton Boggs Private Equity and M&A teams, who is also involved in the fintech advisory programme, adds: “We have always been big supporters of Polish start-ups and innovative fintech entrepreneurs, so it is great to be a part of Accelpoint’s initiative. Based on our experience, we know how important legal support is to such entities, and we deeply believe we can add real value to their development and success.”
Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law and business meet. With more than 1,500 lawyers across 47 offices in 20 countries, the firm provides clients access to expert knowledge at global and local levels – regardless of the nature of the case, the jurisdiction or the market.
Many years of experience serving start-ups and fintech entities has resulted in an in-depth understanding of these groups of entrepreneurs. The firm regularly advises them in choosing the best business model, negotiating investment agreements, structuring investments, and raising capital, as well as on issues of payments, e-banking, online loans or IT deployments. It provides comprehensive legal services related to all aspects of fintech operations not only to start-ups, but also to venture and private equity funds, telecoms and large financial institutions.
The firm’s lawyers share their expertise in the practicalities of innovation and they support innovative ventures. The firm regularly holds Fintech Friday meetings, which serve as a platform for exchanging experience and views on matters important to businesses. Supporting the Accelpoint project is a natural consequence of the firm’s involvement in start-ups and fintech to date.