Abradat Kamalpour

Abradat Kamalpour

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Abradat Kamalpour is a Partner at the Financial Markets Practice of Jones Day and Architect of the global law firm's FinAccelerate program. At Jones Day, he advises financial institutions and growth companies on cross-border fintech opportunities between the United States' Bay Area and New York, London, and the Firm's clients in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Kamalpour has extensive experience in fintech, blockchain structured finance, and debt capital markets. He has been at the forefront of using blockchain tech and crypto on various transactions, including building out exchanges, tokenization platforms, and digital asset issuances, as well as the creation and legal development of crypto, crypto-based payment systems, and related application offerings. Kamalpour has structured numerous complex structured financing transactions and market-leading financings for global financial institutions, including Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Fortress, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Nomura, and Goldman Sachs. He has also served as an advisor and member of various boards, forums, and working groups focused on fintech.

Professional Experience

  • Partner at the Financial Markets Practice and Architect of FinAccelerate program


    2021 - present

    Jones Day

  • Partner, Architect of FinTech Legal Labs, and Global Head of IF

Academic History



  • Kamalpour has been ranked for many years as a leading individual in his areas of practice by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, and Legal 500.

  • He is also the winner of the lawyer award at the prestigious London Sukuk and Fintech Summit for his innovative work on fintech. 

  • He is rated by Euromoney Expert Guides as one of the outstanding practitioners in the field of Islamic Finance.


  • He is also a regular contributor to the CityAM/Crypto AM newspaper "Talking Legal" section on legal matters related to fintech.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Fintech TV and, among others.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.