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 Health/Life Sciences sectors. He complements his transactional practice with deep expertise in the regulatory landscape for financial institutions including banking, payments and digital assets.

Arvin co-chairs McDermott’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice and is a member of McDermott’s Global Venture Capital Steering Committee. 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 Web 3 and is frequently quoted in the press or published on novel areas relating to these emerging areas.

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Financial Services / FinTech Transactions

  • Advising HIG and its portfolio company Milestone Technologies on the purchase of Paysafe India
  • Advising HSBC on the formation of the HSBC Financial Technology Venture Capital Fund
  • Advising on the formation of the FAST-Infra Bank Consortium
  • Advising Fidelity International Strategic Ventures on its Series C Plus investment into Quantifeed Holdings Limited
  • Advising HSBC on its Series A investment into TAINA Technology Limited, its Series C and Series C Plus investments into Quantifeed Holdings Limited, and its Series A investment into Better Trade Off
  • Advising Deutsche Bank its Series A investment into TAINA Technology Limited

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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), 2023


  • Solicitor in Residence, Level 39
  • Model Documents Committee, British Venture Capital Association


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