AbradatKamalpour

Partner

San Francisco + 1.415.875.5860

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, tokenization platforms, and digital asset issuances, as well as the creation and legal build-out of cryptocurrencies, crypto-based payment systems, and related app offerings; this includes 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.

Experience

  • Leading unicorn digital asset company cooperates on JV in the UAEJones Day represented a leading unicorn digital asset company on its cooperation and JV arrangements with a leading asset management firm in the UAE. The JV involved market entry arrangements into the UAE and GCC markets.