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Arvin Abraham

Arvin Abraham

UK Fintech Partner at McDermott Will & Emery
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Bio I lead McDermott Will & Emery's UK Fintech practice and work across the technology and financial services ecosystem, including with major banks and other financial institutions, venture capital firms, strategic investors and startup companies.

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Navigating a distressed fintech market

03 Oct 2022

This piece was co-authored by Sunay Radia, partner, McDermott, Will & Emery. Fintech encompasses a broad spectrum of emerging businesses operating at the intersection of financial services and technology including neobanks, digital brokers, e-money institutions, crypto businesses and more. While the sector has outperformed the general market fo...

Law & Order in the Metaverse

04 Apr 2022

The metaverse represents a paradigm shift in how people will experience the internet. However, it is still not well understood and significant topics relating to it have not been explored, including how legal concepts in the real world will operate when transitioned to a virtual world. This article aims to begin an exploration of those issues. It ...

Demystifying DAOs

04 Oct 2021

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are organisations whose rules and governance (the parameters by which they operate and stakeholders interact) are encoded in a blockchain (i.e., in a computer program rather than set out in a typical paper based governance document such as a shareholder’s agreement). As these rules are set out in a blo...

Taming the crypto frontier and the global regulatory clamp down on Binance

09 Aug 2021

Within the crypto community, Binance is ubiquitous. It is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with twenty-four hour trading volumes (at time of writing) of approximately $19.3 billion, dwarfing its competitors. By comparison, its US based rival Coinbase had trading volumes of approximately $2.7 billion during this period. Although undeniab...