Lilya Tessler

partner and head of Sidley’s FinTech and Blockchain group at Sidley Austin LLP
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Lilya Tessler is a partner and head of Sidley’s FinTech and Blockchain group, which is recognized as a Band 1 practice in the 2022 Chambers Fintech guide and was named "FinTech Practice Group of the Year" by Law360 (2020). Lilya advises technology companies on public and private securities offerings, including blockchain token distributions. She also counsels financial institutions and digital asset exchanges with day-to-day securities issues, private placement agent requirements, custody rule requirements, cross-border regulatory issues, money services business registration requirements, as well as FINRA and SEC regulatory inquiries. She advises several U.S. and non-U.S. FinTech companies, including robo-advisors and high-frequency trading firms in evaluating the broker-dealer and investment adviser registration requirements.

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