Daniel Jones



With a strong focus on the fintech sector, Dan advises some of the world's leading financial services firms on all aspects of their UK and European regulatory obligations.

Dan has experience across the full spectrum and life cycle of financial services firms: from determining whether the firm's products or services are the subject of financial services regulation, assistance in obtaining a regulatory license, interpretation of applicable regulations and implementation guidance through to M&A regulatory due diligence and skilled person's reports in the event of regulatory investigation.

His clients include global retail and investment banks, asset managers, e-money issuers and payments services providers, crypto-asset issuers, wallets and exchanges.

Dan's notable work includes advice to the UK Open Banking implementation body, the development of a digital only retail bank for a U.S. headquartered global bank and preparing the regulatory license application for a leading global payment services provider.

Before joining Orrick, Dan spent more than a decade working in UK ‘magic circle’ law and ‘Big 4’ consulting firms, advising leading fintech's on regulatory issues across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

    • Advising a crypto and NFT exchange and wallet in its application for FCA registration.
    • Supporting an app-based consumer lending business in all aspects of its UK establishment including regulatory perimeter guidance and coordination of employment, tax and fundraising advice.
    • Advising a payments services provider on regulatory requirements arising from the sale of its business.
    • Advising a SaaS banking platform provider on the application of regulation to its UK and Middle Eastern businesses and regulatory accountability for each aspect the services offered.

    Please note: Dan's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.