Milan, 5 May 2021 -Assofintech, representing operators and investors in the Fintech and Insurtech sectors, and Dentons, the world's largest law firm, announce they have signed a two-year collaboration agreement aimed at promoting the opportunities offered by the digital economy to industry operators and the economic system as a whole, monitoring legislative regulatory development and identifying synergies for institutional affairs activities.
Through the agreement Assofintech and Dentons intend to promote the knowledge of Fintech, Insurtech and Proptech technologies, to contribute to create an ecosystem open to technological innovation, to identify ways of partnership between fintech/insurtech companies, to protect their regulatory development and to offer a constant legal support.

The President of Assofintech Maurizio Bernardo commented: "The Fintech and Insurtech industry is experiencing a strong acceleration in this historical period, followed and sometimes anticipated by the impulse of both private and institutional stakeholders such as Bank of Italy, Consob, Sace and CDP Venture that are investing in the development of the sector. Assofintech acts as a stable interlocutor to interpret and convey the requests and interests of this ecosystem that moves in the direction of institutional relations, financial education and regulatory advocacy, with a strong focus on social responsibility and sustainability. We are proud of the new partnership with Dentons that unites us in our intentions and will allow the shared development of many initiatives to participate as protagonists in the challenges of innovation and growth of the country."
Federico Sutti, Italy managing partner of Dentons, commented: "We are honored and pleased to be able to support Assofintech in its objectives, in particular for the regulatory evolution and the identification of best practices in the national and international market. We believe we can give an important contribution to the association, thanks to our multidisciplinary Fintech team, which includes, in particular, colleagues from the Financial Services and Data Privacy areas with extensive experience on technological innovation processes in financial and insurance services. Working in close synergy with the Firm's global Fintech team, we can, moreover, offer Assofintech a truly international view of the sector, also in order to develop initiatives that are always abreast of the most innovative trends, practices and products."

AssoFintech is the only Italian association that represents all the players in the Fintech and Insurtech world on the national scene with a constantly updated window on international developments, whether these are startups that are just born or have already grown, challenger banks or traditional banks that are confronted with new technologies; asset managers in search of new analysis and management tools; institutional or private investors; lawyers and other professionals who work alongside banks and businesses; teachers, researchers and university students; institutions and regulators. Knowledge, awareness, collaboration, technological leadership, institutions and regulators, networking, are some of the characterizing values of our organization.

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Chairman Maurizio Bernardo
General Secretary Fabrizio Barini
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Dentons is the world's largest law firm with a quality offering for managing business opportunities and resolving critical client issues in over 75 countries. Dentons offers legal and business services that benefit from the firm's in-depth knowledge of the contexts in which it operates, and the ongoing development of new solutions for clients, including Nextlaw, its innovative strategic advisory service. Through its purpose-driven approach and polycentric model, along with its commitment to issues such as inclusion and diversity, Dentons challenges the status quo and protects the interests of clients and the communities in which they operate, with a focus on new business dynamics.
Dentons, opened in Italy in 2015 and now has over 130 professionals between its two offices in Milan and Rome. It is a full service firm whose main activities are: Real Estate; Corporate M&A; Banking and Finance; Litigation; Tax; IP and Technology; Energy; Employment and Labor; Restructuring and Bankruptcy.

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Dentons Europe Studio Legale Tributario
Daniela Morante – Marketing and Business Development
Tel.+39 02 726 268 00
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Tel. 02 89011300

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