Global law firm Jones Day has announced the appointment of Abradat Kamalpour as a partner at the group’s financial markets practice.
Initially based in the group’s London office, Kamalpour will then relocate to Jones Day’s operations in San Francisco.
In the role, Kamalpour will be tasked with advising financial institutions and growth companies on cross-border fintech opportunities.
He will also work on building the group’s fintech initiative across all Jones Day practices and locations.
Kamalpour will provide the position with experience in fintech, debt capital markets, structured finance, and financing for investors and institutions.
He has also established an accelerator programme in London with ties to Silicon Valley, as well as serving as an advisor on various boards, forums, and working groups.
Jayant Tambe, leader of the firm’s financial markets practice, said: “Fintech is rapidly changing the ways financial institutions and funds operate and transact and Abradat has been at the forefront of this innovation since it began.
“His experience and connections between London’s global financial center and Silicon Valley’s global tech center will be of exceptional value to our financial services clients as they continue to invest in and deploy these exciting new financial tools and business models.”