Aaron Payas, CFA

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Aaron Payas



Telephone Number

+350 200 79000


English, Spanish, Basic French

Aaron is a Partner at Hassans specialising in Funds and FinTech. Aaron has a background in Mathematics and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

His work at Hassans is focused around funds, crypto funds, tokenised funds, sports law, fintech, distributed ledger technology (DLT), blockchain, initial coin offerings (ICOs), security token offerings (STOs), tokenisation of assets, and crypto-currencies. In 2018, Aaron set up the first regulated crypto fund in Gibraltar. Aaron has been ranked by Legal 500 as a “New Generation Lawyer” for the last four years (https://lnkd.in/dWPWt9e).

Aaron is authorised by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to provide directorships to Experienced Investor Funds. Aaron regularly presents at seminars, and is a published author, on funds, crypto funds, DLT, AIFMD and Sports Law.

In 2013, Aaron spent seven months on a full-time secondment at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission working on the implementation of the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and continues to advise investment managers, funds and other firms on AIFMD. In 2014, Aaron spent seven months on a full-time secondment at Argon Financial Limited (licenced MiFID firm) as general in-house counsel.

Aaron initially attained a BSc in Mathematics with Honours at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom and thereafter undertook a Graduate Diploma in Law at Middlesex University, London. He subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in London. Aaron is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and was admitted to the Bar of England & Wales and the Gibraltar Bar in 2008.

In his spare time, Aaron dedicates himself to football with over 10 caps as a full international for Gibraltar.

Follow Aaron on Twitter (@aaronpayas) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronpayas/).

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Expertise: Funds FinTech Sports Law
Legal 500:
"Specialises in asset management and blockchain", "has a very strong understanding of crypto funds." - Legal 500 EMEA 2019

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