Arvin Abraham - McDermott Will & Emery


Arvin Abraham focuses his practice on transactions for private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and strategic investors, primarily in the FinTech and Healthcare sectors. He complements his transactional practice with deep expertise in the regulatory landscape for financial institutions including banking, payments and digital assets.

Arvin is a member of McDermott’s Global Venture Capital Steering Committee and leads the firm’s Venture Capital and FinTech practices in London. He is recognised as one of the leading FinTech lawyers in London by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He is also a thought leader on issues relating to crypto-assets and crypto-ventures and is frequently quoted in the press or published on novel areas such as Non-Fungible Tokens, Central Bank Digital Currencies and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.

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Financial Services / FinTech Transactions

  • Advising an HIG portfolio company on its purchase of a payments business in India
  • Advising HSBC on the formation of the HSBC Financial Technology Venture Capital Fund
  • Advising HSBC on its investment into Quantifeed Holdings Limited
  • Advising HSBC and Deutsche Bank on their investments into TAINA Technology Limited
  • Advising Morgan Stanley on the creation of the RegXChange industry platform (a joint-venture with other leading banks)*

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  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer in Private Equity: Transactions Mid-Market Deals, 2022 – 2023
  • The Legal 500 UK, FinTech, 2023
  • Chambers FinTech Guide: London: FinTech Legal – Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, London: FinTech Legal – Corporate (Band 3), Securities & Financing (Band 3) and London: FinTech Legal, 2023
  • Chambers FinTech Guide, London: FinTech Legal, 2022


  • Mentor and Advisor, Level 39


Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
University of Cambridge, L.L.M Commercial Law, 2008
University of California Los Angeles, B.A. Business Economics, summa cum laude, 2005

England & Wales
New York