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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 17, 2017

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Fieldfisher boosts altfin practice with K&L Gates’ Stephen Moller

Fieldfisher boosts altfin practice with K&L Gates’ Stephen Moller
Suzie Neuwirth

FIELDFISHER has boosted its alternative finance and fintech expertise with the hire of new partner Stephen Moller (pictured), who joins the law firm from K&L Gates.

Moller specialises in structured finance – including receivables financing, supply chain finance and securitisation – and has an established practice in the alternative finance market, working with technology platforms to originate and acquire financial assets.

Fieldfisher, which is headquartered in London but has offices across the world, said that fintech is a “developing practice” for the firm. Moller’s appointment follows the recent hire of Marsili Hale as director, who also has a focus on the fintech sector.

The law firm also boosted its structured finance team recently, by appointing Dougall Molson from Freshfields and Richard Todd from Mayer Brown.

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“I am delighted to announce another significant lateral hire in the Fieldfisher team so quickly,” said Guy Usher, head of the derivatives and structured finance Group at Fieldfisher.

“Stephen’s experience – particularly his expertise in alternative finance – adds yet more depth and diversity to our offering.

“Finance and financial services are a strategic growth area for the firm. Our significant investment in recent key hires not only reflects our dedication to the sector but also the growing client demands for our services in this area.”

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“The financial markets and products group at Fieldfisher is going from strength to strength,” said Moller.

“Already established in derivatives, it is becoming a bigger player across the sector and in structured finance in particular.”

Fieldfisher has a particular focus on technology, finance and financial services and energy and natural resources. Its venture capital and private equity team advise on all aspects throughout the funding lifecycle of a company, from early-stage investments, subsequent funding rounds, bridge financing, venture debt and equity reorganisation, as well as exits via trade sales, management buyouts, asset dispositions or IPOs.

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