Expertise

Fiona is a Partner at Addleshaw Goddard specialising in complex Commercial, Technology, Payment and FinTech arrangements. Her practice focuses on guiding clients through large scale disruption, business transformation and strategic risk management in the intersection between regulation and technology. Fiona is one of The Lawyer's 2020 Hot 100 recognising her contribution in these fields.

Fiona sits on the Lexis Nexis Consulting Editorial Board for Commercial Law and the editorial board of the journal, Payments & FinTech Lawyer.

She is listed in Who’s Who Legal (2019) as a Global Thought Leader in Fintech Law, Innovate Finance's Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018 and as a leading Commercial, Payments & FinTech lawyer in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 (2019).

Fiona heads AG's FinTech Group, acting for financial institutions and FinTechs in bringing new payment solutions, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay, to market.

Fiona is a leader in her field on strategic alliances and joint ventures including including from an array of financial services, FinTech to electric vehicles, acting for both suppliers and customers across a range of industries including automotive, retail and financial services. She is currently acting as lead counsel on the largest strategic alliance globally.

Her expertise also includes outsourcing and other complex commercial arrangements. She leads in strategic advisory work, multi-jurisdictional business process outsourcings (back and middle office) platform integration, facilities management and global administration services for multinational corporations, banks, asset managers and global insurers. She also advises in the field of payment services relating to digital and mobile payment solutions, payment aggregation and merchant acquiry both in the UK, US and further afield.

Fiona is a regular speaker at international conference events on Commercial, Technology Disruption and FinTech law.

Education
  • Years qualified: 1999 (as a barrister) and 2005 as a solicitor
  • Lincoln College, Oxford – MA in Jurisprudence
Testimonials
  • "Addleshaw Goddard's Fiona Ghosh is a "leading lawyer in this field" and "incredibly dynamic with an extremely deep understanding of the banking industry".  She is acclaimed for her "very impressive negotiations", her ability to "keep matters simple" and her "phenomenal grasp on how best to negotiate and contract to support agile programmes with fintech clients". Who's Who Legal - Fintech 2020
  • "very sensible and knowledgeable" practitioner. According to clients, "she has a clear view of the legal aspects, the practical application of regulations and also the approach of other institutions." Chambers & Partners (2019/2020)
  • "Practice head Fiona Ghosh's 'tremendous business acumen complements her obvious legal expertise.'" Legal 500 (2019)
  • "very sensible and knowledgeable" Chambers & Partners (2019)
  • "Fintech expert Fiona Ghosh is a key name to note." Legal 500 (2019)
  • "Leading ranked Fintech lawyer" Chambers & Partners (2019)
  • "she has a clear view of the legal aspects, the practical application of regulations and also the approach of other institutions." Chambers & Partners (2019)
  • "looks for the tough questions clients don't think of". Legal 500 (2019)
  • "'An excellent lawyer' who is highly sought after thanks to her expansive technical knowledge." Who's Who Legal (2018)
  • "Fiona Ghosh’s payments and commercial contract experience comes highly praised." Chambers & Partners (2018) (Professional Advisers: FinTech)
  • 'Innovative Finance Powerlist for Woman in Fintech 2017, 2018'

Recognition

Standout 35 for the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2019


Recognising the amazing work of many inspirational women over the previous year.


Report recognising the most "daring, innovative and creative lawyers".