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Adrian Shedden

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Keystone Law

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Financial services


Adrian is a leading fintech lawyer with a wealth of experience in advising on fund and asset management, retail finance and mortgage and consumer credit, payment services and electronic money, virtual and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and distributed ledger technology. His client base comprises financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, start-ups, and major private and public companies in relation to regulation and compliance. 

In addition to his general legal practice, Adrian is a founder of and an investor in a number of tech start-ups, providing him with a unique understanding of the issues faced by young and growing businesses.

He is also a mentor on the Barclays Techstars Accelerator, heavily engaged in shaping regional fintech hubs with the APPG on Fintech, and has assisted the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in relation to its RegTech initiatives since 2015, and more recently the FCA and Bank of England on Model Driven Machine Executable Regulation, supporting the development and adoption of new technologies that aid the delivery of regulatory requirements.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

The team at Burges Salmon LLP provides commercial and regulatory advice in a range of fintech fields, and is active in cutting-edge areas. Legal director and group head Sarah Kenshall, who counts payments, AI, data analytics and smart technologies as particular areas of focus, arrived from Axiom in December 2017; she advised the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England and Grant Thornton on adopting more efficient approaches to regulatory reporting. The team also advised R3CEV, a global consortium of financial institutions, on developing blockchain-based smart contract templates. Financial services regulatory expert Tom Dunn is often active in the space. Outside of more conventional fintech, Chris Jackson and Kari McCormick advised AXA on the insurance liability aspects of driverless cars. Senior associate Adrian Shedden departed in December 2017 to become a consultant at Keystone Law and Simmons & Simmons.

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