South East: Shoosmiths appoints new fintech specialist

Leading technology and fintech lawyer Prakash Kerai (PK) is the latest partner recruited to UK law firm Shoosmiths’ commercial team with offices in Thames Valley and Solent.

Prakash-Kerai

Over the past fifteen years, Kerai has advised on technology and fintech arrangements at a top 30 UK law firm, becoming its head of fintech.

Kerai – who joins the firm from DAC Beachcroft – has a wealth of technology and fintech experience. He works with a range of clients such as technology buyers, frequently in financial services, and from technology and fintech scale-ups and SMEs – including challenger and disruptor brands. He has substantial experience as an in-house technology lawyer.

He will work closely with commercial partner and head of technology, media and commercial practice, David Jackson and commercial partner, Joe Stephenson to further boost the firm’s TMT team that is ranked Bank 1 by both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Guide.

Kerai will also work closely with the firm’s financial services sector team headed by partner Stephen Dawson to support their financial services clients with their fintech needs.

Kerai said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Shoosmiths’ highly rated technology team – especially when the firm is launching a number of innovative projects with more being planned for the future.”

Jackson said: “As a noted fintech lawyer, I am pleased that Prakash is joining us with his passion for technology as we launch our eight connected services to help our clients with their legal and business requirements across innovation, contracts, corporate advisory, coaching and privacy and data.”