Leon specialises in digital assets, blockchain, financial regulation, financial crime and related regulation.

His practice covers advisory and contentious matters and his clients include disruptive and emerging tech businesses, multinationals, financial institutions, corporate fiduciaries and high-net-worth individuals.

Having worked as a specialist financial crime prosecutor for the Government of Jersey in the Channel Islands and also as in-house counsel for a number of blue-chip companies, Leon is able to draw upon first-hand experience and expertise to assist clients with governance, compliance and investigatory matters.

Leon also has a keen interest in the intersection between financial crime compliance and blockchain businesses; he conducts regulatory health checks on client businesses and advises clients on the structuring and development of their crypto businesses to strike the right balance between innovation, commercial objectives and regulatory compliance.

  • I worked with Leon Hurd while he was at Ogier, Jersey, on a number of complicated and contentious client matters that involved compliance with the sanctions regimes. Leon’s advice was always very pragmatic and timely and I could rely on it in dealings with challenging client matters.

    Mirek Gruna, IQEQ, Chief Commercial Officer, Jersey

  • Leon advised on structuring requirements for a decentralised OTC digital asset platform, including guidance around the regulatory regimes of offshore jurisdictions. Leon provided key strategic and regulatory advice, and his impressive knowledge and willingness to find solutions was very refreshing.

    Alex Stickler, Co-Founder, DiamondSwap

  • Leon and I worked together a few years ago, when I was working for a global administrative services company, on a very complicated sanctions matter in a challenging offshore regulatory environment … Leon provided clear and prompt advice and his technical knowledge was outstanding.

    Angelina Spunt, Head of Legal, Altum Group