Abradat Kamalpour has extensive experience in fintech, blockchain structured finance, and debt capital markets. 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, which 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 is the Architect of the Jones Day FinAccelerate program (https://www.finaccelerate.com/), which was named by the The National Law Journal in its 2023 list of Legal Technology Trailblazers.
Abradat has acted on and structured numerous complex structured financing transactions and market leading financings 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 in London.
Ripple and Terraform Labs: Two New York District Courts Address the Status of Certain Crypto Assets as Securities
EU and U.S. Regulatory Sandboxes: Groundbreaking Tools for Fostering Innovation and Shaping Applicable Regulations
CFTC Partners with SEC and DOJ to Bring Coordinated DeFi Enforcement Action Targeting Oracle Manipulation
- University of Cambridge (Executive Education Program in Corporate Governance 2013); Monash University (LL.B. Hons. 1997); RMIT University (B.A.S. in 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
Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders: Fintech & Blockchain (2021 and 2022)
Winner of Best FinTech lawyer and law firm: London FinTech & Sukuk Summit
Best Lawyers: recognized for banking and finance law (2017-2022)