Keystone Law has recruited leading fintech lawyer Adrian Shedden from Burges Salmon where he was head of Fintech and Regulated Lending.

Adrian has a wealth of experience in advising on fund and asset management, retail finance and mortgage and consumer credit, payment services and electronic money, virtual and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and distributed ledger technology. His client base comprises financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, start-ups, and major private and public companies in relation to regulation and compliance.

In addition to his general legal practice, Adrian is a founder of and an investor in tech start-ups, providing him with a unique understanding of the issues faced by young and growing businesses. He is also a mentor on the Barclays Techstars Accelerator, heavily engaged in shaping regional fintech hubs with the likes of APPG on Fintech and HMT, and has assisted the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in relation to its RegTech initiatives since 2015, and more recently the FCA and Bank of England on Model Driven Machine Executable Regulation, supporting the development and adoption of new technologies that aid the delivery of regulatory requirements.

“Adrian’s expertise will help bolster our position as being at the forefront of FinTech including blockchain and other emerging areas,” commented Keystone Law CEO James Knight. “We look forward to integrating his capabilities with the firm’s existing offering.”

Adrian added:

“As a financial services technology lawyer who has worked in traditional structures and always pushed for innovation in the working environment and the work that I do, I am excited to be joining Keystone. The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit and ongoing commitment to investing in its people and tech infrastructure are a real synergy with my personal ethos of delivering high-quality and valuable input in partnership with my clients.”