Rabya is a leading specialist in the financial services, commodities (particularly energy and metals) and technology industries advising on all areas of regulation.

Rabya is particularly well respected for her expertise in market abuse and insider dealing, market manipulation scandals, trading practices and complex financial products such as derivatives.

Rabya also has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, new product and platform launches, jurisdictional expansion, cross-border issues, fintech and blockchain-based products and other complex areas.

In addition to advising boards of major global institutions and C-suite executives on legal, regulation, risk and strategic matters, Rabya is also an Attorney and Advocate with higher rights of audience. This allows her to represent her clients in contentious matters in the highest courts both domestically and internationally.

Rabya is qualified to practise law in multiple jurisdictions and has been officially recognised as ‘a leader in her field of law’. She is widely regarded as a subject matter specialist and is frequently called upon by clients, industry media and regulatory bodies.

  • Rabya is widely regarded as one of the best digital assets, crypto and NFT specialist lawyers in the world. She is highly sought after and her reputation is well deserved.

    Felix Oram
    Head of Operations at Alphabit Fund, MD of Alphabit Consultancy Ltd

  • She is trustworthy, highly responsive and clearly an expert in her field – overall, a first class service delivered by one of the leading fintech and financial services regulation lawyers in the city.

    Jeremy Baber
    Director of Banking and Financial Services at Lanistar

  • I would not hesitate to recommend Rabya and her team. In the 35 years’ experience I have in using a large number of corporate lawyers, she is by far the best. She has become a very valuable asset and key part of our team.

    Ellie Puddle
    Chief Operating Officer of the London Derivatives Exchange

  • She is widely regarded as one of the best fintech, NFT, crypto and wider financial services regulation lawyers in the world and is highly sought after by clients in major financial centres such as Paris, London New York and further afield.

    Mr Abdullah Omar Qandeel
    Chief Executive Officer of APAD and Famous International Artist

  • She is eye-wateringly talented and bright… unrivalled technical expertise… impressively comfortable switching gears and jumping back and forth between areas of law, different jurisdictions and also different sectors including traditional financial services, equities derivatives trading, digital assets, DeFi, high tech platforms, exchanges and much more.

    Mr Vj Angelo
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspira Digital Wealth

  • She exhibits an excellent understanding of the industry…extremely skilled at interpreting and applying regulatory rules to our business. She articulates her advice, both verbally and in writing, superbly. Her significant and wider ranging technical expertise in financial services regulation, and for me, particularly FCA rules relating to equity investment and financial promotions, payments services, E-Money and credit cards were invaluable.

    Lanistar (Fintech, Payments, E-Money)

  • Rabya helps to represent us in international meetings and presentations with major industry figures, political leaders and national institutes. She is a highly impressive ambassador – eloquent, credible and able to answer even the trickiest of legal questions. Advice is delivered articulately with formidable technical expertise and impressive precision.

    Mr Abdullah Omar Qandeel
    Chief Executive Officer of APAD and Famous International Artist

  • Rabya Anwar is our lawyer… We would highly recommend her. A truly rare breed… She is able to deliver highly technical advice and a very professional service whilst remaining approachable and friendly. An exceedingly rare and winning combination of formidable intellect and genuine warmth.

    A major digital asset management business

  • Rabya builds brilliant client relationships and is, justifiably, a trusted confidante to many. Despite clearly juggling many clients, some of whom we know, Rabya somehow makes us feel as though we are her top priority. Highly talented, hard-working and wholly dedicated to her clients, she is one of the most highly sought after technical specialist lawyers in the city and, as a bonus, she is approachable and entirely trustworthy.

    Ozzie Ahmet
    Director at Still Safe LTD

  • She was first class – highly effective and articulate with a natural linguistic prowess and laser like focus. Boundless energy, relentless stamina and a sincere dedication to helping us achieve our goals.

    COO of a conglomerate of international businesses including exchanges, digital trading platforms and an asset management firm

  • Our business has a presence and staff across the UK, France, Japan, Canada, the USA, the UAE and beyond. Being qualified to practice law in multiple jurisdictions (including the UK and the US) and leading a talented multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary team, Rabya was perfectly positioned to lead all legal, regulatory and related strategy matters. Overall, a superb lawyer.

    Mr Abdullah Omar Qandeel
    Chief Executive Officer of APAD and Famous International Artist

  • She seemed to instantly understand the nuances of our business and she is demonstrably dedicated to helping us achieve our goals. She takes on her clients’ challenges as though they are her own and she exhibits extraordinary foresight.

    Chief Executive Officer of an International Wealth Management Business
    (UK, US, Indonesia, Singapore, Luxembourg)

  • She provided brilliant client service, including offering to go above and beyond…deliver an extremely detailed and high quality output in a very tight timeframe which exceeded our expectations. I would recommend her wholeheartedly for the outstanding service.

    Jeremy Baber
    Director of Banking and Financial Services at Lanistar

  • She is entirely trustworthy and is always acting in her clients’ best interests. She has excellent judgement and her advice can be relied upon from not only a legal perspective but also from a commercial and strategic perspective.

    Mr Abdullah Omar Qandeel
    Chief Executive Officer of APAD and Famous International Artist

  • She excels amongst her peers and is easily distinguished by her in depth product knowledge and business focus, having spent time in leadership roles in industry and handling boardrooms rather than solely advising from afar as most lawyers do. She is extremely trustworthy and, whilst she is our external counsel, we consider her to be part of the family!

    Mr Vj Angelo
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspira Digital Wealth

  • Her reputation as one of the best financial services regulation lawyers in the world is well deserved and she demonstrates excellent technical expertise across the full range of financial services products including more complex innovative assets such as crypto and NFTs. What makes her unique is her deeply engrained business knowledge and first-hand industry experience, as she has spent time working in industry and holding her own in boardrooms! This makes her a truly rare breed amongst her peers and clearly differentiates her from other city law firm partners.

    Director
    Digital Assets Company

  • She has a phenomenal, multi-jurisdictional specialist team under her. They are talented, hard-working and reliable. She has excellent judgement and her advice can be relied upon from not only a legal perspective but also from a commercial and strategic perspective. She articulates highly complex technical information meticulously yet concisely and with masterful eloquence.

    Ozzie Ahmet
    Director at Still Safe LTD

  • Whilst clearly juggling so many clients across major cities and timezones, Rabya and her team manage to make us feel like we are her top priority and favourite client. I imagine that she instils such deep confidence, builds such strong relationships and delivers such excellent client service across the board and this makes her a rarity amongst her peers.

    Chief Executive Officer of an International Wealth Management Business
    (UK, US, Indonesia, Singapore, Luxembourg)

  • Rabya was the ideal choice of lawyer to assist us on a range of matters including a contentious issue involving complex cross border issues. She is qualified to practice law in multiple jurisdictions and has built a talented multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary team. Excellent legal research and an impressive ability to methodically dissect and cleverly re-position complex cross border legal issues. Great foresight and brilliant strategic manoeuvres.

    COO of an International Derivatives Exchange

  • I have noted how well-connected and highly regarded she is by c-suites members of major financial services institutions across the city including global investment banks – she has the ability to build genuine warm relationships at the very highest levels of our industry and is clearly trusted by many.

    COO of a conglomerate of international businesses including exchanges, digital trading platforms and an asset management firm

  • Great technical expertise in areas of law considered extremely niche including those relating to innovative digital assets such as crypto and NFTs. Being qualified to practice law in multiple jurisdictions, Rabya provided us with advice spanning multiple jurisdictions… As a leading partner in the city, she is building a strong multi-disciplinary team which is truly international.

    Felix Oram
    Head of Operations at Alphabit Fund, MD of Alphabit Consultancy Ltd

  • One of the leading financial services regulation lawyers in the world…highly sought after by clients in major financial centres such as London, Paris, New York and beyond. Being qualified to practice law in multiple jurisdictions (including the UK and the US) and leading a talented multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary team, Rabya is perfectly positioned to lead work for us on a range of matters.

    Mr Vj Angelo
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspira Digital Wealth

  • Her reputation as one of the most talented lawyers in the city can easily be justified. Rabya delivers her advice and services with formidable skill, exceptional quality and unparalleled client care.

    Ellie Puddle
    Chief Operating Officer of the London Derivatives Exchange

  • Technical advice is always exemplary and 100% relied upon… had great ideas and solutions for the business to adopt.

    Client
    Major global financial services institution

  • Precise knowledge of current regulations… keen interest in and understanding of our business and its peculiarities… a very nice job.

    Client
    Global investment bank headquartered in Tokyo, Japan

  • An astute tactician who can significantly lift a claim and maximise prospects of success. She is demonstrably skilled at anticipating challenges from opponents and preparing strategically in advance.

    Client
    Leading financial services institution

  • Rabya articulates complex financial services industry specific information meticulously with masterful eloquence.

    Client
    Large banking group

  • She drilled down into the detail relentlessly and methodically until complex and seemingly unsurmountable issues had been mastered and positioned persuasively.

    Client
    Leading financial services institution

  • Rabya’s knowledge in the regulatory space is beyond doubt exemplary…I had the privilege of seeking her advice on several matters whilst [I was in leadership positions at two global banks] and until today within [C-suite of global commodities firm]. I recommend her wholeheartedly.

    Client
    C-suite executive

  • Excellent knowledge of regulations and how they affected our organisation.

    Client
    One of the world’s largest global brokerage firms headquartered in NY, USA

  • Strong technical knowledge…clear and methodical approach…extremely knowledgeable.

    Client
    Leading financial services institution

  • Deep subject matter specialist in a number of areas of regulation…thorough understanding of the specificities unique to our business… trustworthy.

    Client
    Domestic trading firm

  • She stands out a mile from her peers and is easily distinguished by how deeply engrained she has been in the financial services industry – she is truly a rare breed in this regard.

    Client
    Leading financial services institution

  • Extraordinary stamina and boundless energy…Extremely talented with razor sharp focus.

    Client
    Large banking group

  • Her great expertise and her knowledge of regulations were very helpful for our mission and I enjoyed working with her.

    Client
    Major global energy commodities supply and trading institution headquartered in Paris, France

  • She was first class and highly responsive… high calibre in her field…demonstrated an impressive linguistic prowess which she can wield like a weapon.

    Client
    Leading financial services institution

  • Not only was Rabya’s knowledge of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) exceptional, her presenting skills were extremely impressive, as were her responses to the many questions being asked…

    Client
    World’s largest financial tech, data and media institution