Adrian has been active in the FinTech sphere, contributing to policy formation and the enactment of FinTech-related legislation. Adrian has advised on a variety of FinTech models including equity and debt crowdfunding platforms, P2P lending platforms, online lending intermediary based platforms, online money transfer systems, online payment system providers, robo-advisers, virtual stored value facility providers, initial coin offering structures, security token exchanges and digital payment token exchanges.
Adrian graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) degree in 2002 and a MA in 2006. He was called to the Singapore Bar in June 2004 and is a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales.
Adrian is recommended as a key practitioner in several leading publications. In the area of FinTech, Adrian is ranked as a Band 1 FinTech practitioner in Chambers FinTech 2019. One source comments that he has “never seen an external lawyer respond in such a fast, succinct way. His responsiveness is incredible”. Adrian is also the only lawyer who is named as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Asia-Pacific by Who’s Who Legal in its Banking 2019: Fintech Analysis. Who’s Who Legal also notes that he is “one of the stars of the international fintech market. Clients enthusiastically praise his ‘deep understanding of capital markets, the jaw-dropping speed of his responses and his affable yet professional nature’”, In addition, Adrian is “renowned for his ‘unparalleled understanding of blockchain technology’”, and “clients across the board comment that they ‘have complete confidence in him’, praising his ‘ability to connect the dots from a both technological and legal perspective’”.
Prior to joining Allen & Gledhill in 2011, Adrian was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and was in legal practice in London and Singapore.