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Payment Services

Law and Practice

9781839107979 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by John Casanova, Partner and Max Savoie, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, London, UK
Publication Date: February 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 797 9 Extent: 400 pp
The rise of Fintech and crypto-assets in the payments sector presents new opportunities and challenges for firms, regulators and policymakers, and the law is continually changing to keep pace with these developments. This book provides an overview and practical examination of key areas of payments law and regulation in the EU and UK, as well as introductions to analogous legal regimes in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and sub-Saharan Africa.

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The rise of Fintech and crypto-assets in the payments sector presents new opportunities and challenges for firms, regulators and policymakers, and the law is continually changing to keep pace with these developments. This book provides an overview and practical examination of key areas of payments law and regulation in the EU and UK, as well as introductions to analogous legal regimes in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Key Features:
 
• Practical guidance for firms navigating payments regulation
• Coverage of a broad range of legal and regulatory issues affecting payments
• Contributions by leading legal practitioners who advise on the relevant topics on a daily basis
• Discussion of the latest technological developments in the sector and corresponding regulatory responses
 
This book will be an essential resource for lawyers, in-house counsel and compliance officers in the payments and Fintech sectors. Law students and academics interested in legal and regulatory issues relating to payments will also benefit from this comprehensive book.
Contributors
Contributors include: Francesca Blythe, Anne Bodley, Susan Brice, Vincent Brophy, John Casanova, Matt Feehily, Lester Fung, Sara George, Tom Hunter, Gretchen E. Lamberg, Josephine Law, Linh Lieu, Qalid Mohamed, Kristina Nordlander, Max Savoie, Vishnu Shankar, Rachpal Thind, Abi Twist
Contents
Contents:

1. Introduction to Payment Services: Law and Practice 1
2. Fintech and payments 5
Anne Bodley and Susan Brice
3. The regulatory framework for payment services in the EU and UK 37
John Casanova, Max Savoie and Abi Twist
4. Regulation of payment systems 101
John Casanova, Max Savoie and Abi Twist
5. Financial crime and enforcement against payments firms and payments systems 128
Sara George, Tom Hunter and Rachpal Thind
6. Payments and EU data protection law 183
Francesca Blythe and Vishnu Shankar
7. Payments and blockchain/crypto-assets 205
Matt Feehily
8. EU competition law and payments 253
Vincent Brophy and Kristina Nordlander
9. US payment services 282
Gretchen E. Lamberg
10. Hong Kong payment services 302
Lester Fung and Linh Lieu
11. Singapore payment services 317
Josephine Law
12. Mobile payment services in Africa 338
Qalid Mohamed

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