Professor Dan Hyde is recognised as a leading lawyer and business coach with a first mover practice in innovation, modern financial regulation, fintech, DLT/applied blockchain, cryptoassets (fungible and non-fungible/NFTs) and emerging technology regulation. He combines his legal, academic and business acumen to align innovation and regulation.

He has represented a number of the Fortune Nfty 50, was a special adviser to the UK Government with its review of information security legislation and authored the first books on cyber law and the international regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Dan also advises governments, banks, universities, entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, and large blue-chip companies.

An entrepreneur in his own right, he has founded various ventures including Iconiq, a startup tokenising iconic art and artefacts. Dan has delivered talks around the world and commentated on legal developments for major national and international news channels including Sky, BBC and ITV.

  • Dan is the best fintech lawyer I know … true genius.

    Susanne Chishti, CEO FinTech Circle, FTSE Board Member, Editor The FINTECH Book Series

  • The content of Dan’s Advice paper was outstanding … Dan was knowledgeable, proactive and a pleasure to work with, and he helped give our project confidence … I would absolutely work with him again.

    Alex Stickler, founder of DiamondSwap