Nigel is a partner in our Corporate department. Nigel specialises in transactional and regulatory financial services work, including derivatives, clearing, settlement and trading and also perimeter and specific regulatory guidance. He is also very active, dealing with Seed Funding, Series A and other venture capital financing work and also in M&A within the tech and financial services arena.

Nigel acts in particular for regulated financial services firms and also FinTech, RegTech and broader technology providers. His clients include several payments providers, trading platforms, and P2P lenders.

Nigel has a specific interest in blockchain, digital assets and crypto currencies. As such, he regularly advises and speaks on blockchain projects, as well as the application of English law and regulation to the selling and issuance of ICOs and advises crypto brokers, payments firms and fund managers.

Nigel qualified as a lawyer in 1992 with Clifford Chance. Prior to returning to law firm practice in 2015, Nigel spent 20 years as in-house counsel at a series of investment banks and brokerage / FinTech firms, including Nomura, Societe Generale, NatWest Markets and was Head of Legal, EMEA at GFI Group, a leading wholesale broker and markets-based FinTech provider.

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Nigel is a partner in our Corporate department. Nigel specialises in transactional and regulatory financial services work, including derivatives, clearing, settlement and trading and also perimeter and specific regulatory guidance. He is also very active, dealing with Seed Funding, Series A and other venture capital financing work and also in M&A within the tech and financial services arena.

Nigel acts in particular for regulated financial services firms and also FinTech, RegTech and broader technology providers. His clients include several payments providers, trading platforms, and P2P lenders.

Nigel has a specific interest in blockchain, digital assets and crypto currencies. As such, he regularly advises and speaks on blockchain projects, as well as the application of English law and regulation to the selling and issuance of ICOs and advises crypto brokers, payments firms and fund managers.

Nigel qualified as a lawyer in 1992 with Clifford Chance. Prior to returning to law firm practice in 2015, Nigel spent 20 years as in-house counsel at a series of investment banks and brokerage / FinTech firms, including Nomura, Societe Generale, NatWest Markets and was Head of Legal, EMEA at GFI Group, a leading wholesale broker and markets-based FinTech provider.

Work highlights

  • Advice on a series of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) sales into the UK market.
  • Advising on sale of Language Connect, a translation technology business, to one of the largest UK-based e-commerce organisations.
  • Advising on the investment into a digital identity company by a venture capital fund.
  • Advising on the investment into a leading AML provider in the crypto space by a venture capital fund.
  • Advising a leading real estate research provider on a range of regulatory and commercial issues.
  • Advising several individuals on issues relating to the Senior Managers Regime and also on personal regulatory issues.

Qualification date: 1992

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“Benefiting from former in-house experience within the brokerage industry, Nigel Brahams is ‘excellent at identifying the key issues that are relevant’ to clients in that space”

Legal 500
2018