Arvin Abraham

Arvin Abraham
+44 (0) 20 7667 3656

Arvin Abraham is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. He focuses his practice on transactions for private equity sponsors, venture capital funds, and strategic investors, primarily in the fintech and healthcare sectors. Arvin also advises companies across the corporate life cycle, from inception and early financings through to a successful acquisition or public offering. He also advises fintech, blockchain and digital asset companies, investors and network participants with respect to digital asset transactions, new platform set-up, and related regulatory matters.

Arvin is recognised as one of the leading FinTech lawyers in London by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Clients say that Arvin “understands what businesses focus on” and “knows what the major players are doing and the latest trends and is able to turn this knowledge into practical and commercial advice”.


Private Equity

  • Advising TA Associates on numerous healthcare private equity matters*
  • Advising HIG and its portfolio company Milestone Technologies on the purchase of Paysafe India*
  • Advising Datacore Software on the purchase of Object Matrix*
  • Advising Carlyle on its acquisition of ExamWorks*
  • Advising Wellspring on its acquisition of Caring Brands*
  • Advising Credit Suisse in purchasing the EMEA private wealth management business of Morgan Stanley*
  • Advising Towergate Insurance plc. in its restructuring and asset sale pursuant to a scheme of reorganization*
  • Advising J.C. Flowers & Co. in an auction process to acquire a UK based financial services company*
  • Advising Lightyear Capital in a co-investment in a UK reinsurer*

Venture Capital

  • Advising HSBC on the formation of the HSBC Financial Technology Venture Capital Fund*
  • 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 Hoxton Ventures on its Pre-Seed investments into BeyondRisk, Fabrica Robotics, and Poetics AI*
  • Advising Premier Healthcare on its Series A investment into DGHE*
  • Advising the Clermont Group on its Series A investment into Post Era, Inc.*
  • Advising Fidelity International Strategic Ventures on its Series C Plus investment into Quantifeed Holdings Limited*
  • Advising Deutsche Bank on its Series A investment into TAINA Technology Limited*
  • Advising Boxabl on its Europe and Asia crowdfunding efforts and a variety of other transactional matters*
  • Advising Third Time on its Seed funding round including a simultaneous equity and token warrant issuance*

FinTech / Blockchain / Digital Assets 

  • Advising on the formation of the FAST-Infra Bank Consortium*
  • Advising Credit Saison on the formation of its Web 3 investment business*
  • Advising Third Time Games on US crypto regulatory issues*
  • Advising Meta on the transition of Facebook and Instagram to NFT minting platforms*
  • Advising Animoca Brands on UK and EU crypto regulatory issues relating to in-game tokens including for its EDU, GMEE, QUIDD, REVV and TOWER products*
  • Advising various clients on institutional crypto custody and trading arrangements*
  • Advising Ripple on a potential partnership with a stablecoin issuer*
  • Advising Agoric Systems on a crypto liquidity lending agreement*
  • Advising Lemonade on UK regulatory issues associated with a new crypto insurance product*
  • Advising FQX AG on UK regulatory issues relating to its platform for e-promissory notes*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Arvin serves as Solicitor in Residence at Level 39, the Canary Wharf Group’s technology accelerator.

Professional Experience

Prior to Joining Goodwin, Arvin was a partner with McDermott, Will & Emery in London where he was co-chair of the FinTech & Blockchain practice. Between 2015 and 2020 Arvin worked in management roles at Morgan Stanley and HSBC.




Harvard Law School

(magna cum laude)

LLMCommercial Law2008

University of Cambridge

BABusiness Economics2005

University of California, Los Angeles

(summa cum laude)



  • New York
  • England & Wales

Recognition & Awards

  • Ranked in Private Equity: Transactions Mid-Market Deals, Legal 500 UK, 2022-2023
  • Recommended Individual: Fintech, Legal 500 UK, 2023
  • Ranked in FinTech Legal – Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, Chamber UK 2022
  • Ranked in FinTech Legal – Corporate Securities & Financing, Chamber UK 2022


Arvin’s recent publications include:

  • “Assessing the CFTC’s Lawsuit Against Binance,” Finextra, April 2023
  • Co-Author, “Crypto Exchanges in Crisis – Acquisition and Restructuring Opportunities,” Global Turnaround, March 2023 
  • Author, “5 Predictions for FinTech in 2023,” Finextra, January 2023
  • Author, “Navigating a Distressed FinTech Market,” Finextra, October 2023
  • “Law & Order in the Metaverse,” Finextra, April 2022
  • Contributor, “MiCA Opportunities and Risks for Investors,” Real Deals, March 2021
  • “Demystifying DAOs,” Finextra, October 2021

Arvin’s recent speaking engagements include:

  • Speaker, “Time for the Digital Pound - is a CBDC right for the UK?,” BVCA High Growth Conference, June 2023
  • Speaker, “London Tech Week: Navigating Regulation & Political Winds for Cryptoassets,” June 2023
  • Moderator, “Staying Ahead of the Curve: The Future of FinTech and Crypto Regulation,” April 2023 
  • Moderator, “She Loves Tech Global Conference in Singapore: Debate – Women Are Not an Impact Investment,” November 2022
  • Speaker, “Navigating CBDC Unknowns,” Finextra Digital Assets Series, July 2022
  • Speaker, “Catch me If You Can: Compliance Chases Crypto,” March 2022