Overview

Adrian leads Burges Salmon’s cross-departmental fintech and regulated lending practices and is a senior associate in the firm's funds and financial regulation team.

Adrian has experience advising financial institutions, high net worth individuals, start-ups and major private and public companies in relation to regulation in the following main areas:

  • fund and asset management
  • retail finance, mortgage and consumer credit
  • payment services and electronic money
  • virtual currencies and decentralised ledger technology
  • regulatory disputes.

Adrian is heavily engaged with the fintech sector. He is a mentor on the Barclays Techstars Accelerator and together with the Burges Salmon fintech practice has been assisting the FCA with its regtech call for input and engaging with R3 CEV and stakeholders on smart contract templates.

Adrian qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009 and is an alumnus of the University of Bristol and University of West England.

Experience
  • Advising bank and non-bank creditors, credit brokers and P2P platform operators on consumer credit regulation under the FCA.
  • Advising a money management firm on various commercial agreements with bank sponsors, card providers and payment schemes and on regulatory compliance in respect of payment services, e-money and consumer credit activities.
  • Advising virtual currency businesses on the application of payments and money laundering regulation.
  • Advising a large bank on regulatory, payments and operational aspects of ring fence banking compliance.
  • Advising a wealth management firm on a breach of FSMA permissions and communications with the FCA.
  • Advising AIFMD on compliance by PE, hedge and listed funds, their managers, depositories, custodians and valuers.