Abradat Kamalpour has extensive experience in fintech, structured finance, debt capital markets, and financing for investors and institutions from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. He has been at the forefront of using blockchain-based technologies and cryptocurrencies on various transactions, including building out blockchain-based exchanges and tokenization platforms, digital asset issuances, and the creation and legal build out of cryptocurrencies and crypto-based payment systems and related app. offerings, including acting for a multibillion dollar-backed private equity group on an international crypto exchange and cryptocurrency offering that will be made available across various international markets.
Abradat has acted on and structured numerous complex structured financing transactions and market leading Shari'ah-compliant financings, transforming noncompliant structures into instruments acceptable to investors from GCC countries and Southeast Asia. He has acted on various significant transactions in the market for global financial institutions, including Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Fortress, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Nomura, and Goldman Sachs.
Abradat has written extensively on fintech-related legal matters, including articles on cryptocurrencies and digital assets for the Talking Legal section of CityAM (a leading London financial newspaper). Abradat was also the founder and architect of a fintech accelerator program for another international law firm.
- University of Cambridge (Executive Education Program in Corporate Governance 2013); Monash University (LL.B. Hons. 1997); RMIT University (Bachelor of Construction Management Hons. 1994)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Registered Foreign Legal Consultant (FLC) with the State Bar of California
Winner of Best FinTech lawyer and law firm: London FinTech & Sukuk Summit
Named in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Islamic finance
Repeatedly ranked as a leading individual in Islamic finance in Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, and The Legal 500