🙋🏻♂️ Web3 & Funds lawyer. BAYC #3338. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Degree in Mathematics.
📚 Self-motivated, goal oriented and client-focused. Biggest attribute is an endless pursuit of self-improvement through multi-disciplinary studies.
👨🏻💻 Connecting the dots to bring disruptive Web3 closer to the mainstream with every matter, Aaron is focused on helping projects build with solid legal and regulatory foundations.
Aaron’s practice enables his clients to leverage all the advantages Gibraltar offers as a proof-of-concept jurisdiction for crypto projects. Marrying a traditional practice in financial services with industry-leading work, Aaron has been instrumental in many clients’ achievements in the challenging DLT space.
Web3, NFTs, metaverse, crypto funds, crypto foundations, token sales, DAOs, DLT licences, VASPs & tokenisation of assets.
🏆 Recent practice highlight:
In a landmark achievement for INX, a Gibraltar-based token issuer, Aaron assisted in INX’s successful application to the SEC in the US for the first SEC-approved security token. Aaron described the listing at the time by saying: “It is a matter of some pride for Hassans, INX and for Gibraltar that the first security token offering approved by the SEC for distribution to the US public isn’t even a US entity – it is a Gibraltar company, constituted and operating under the Laws of Gibraltar. This is an excellent development for the jurisdiction, the efforts of which in the DLT and wider fintech space are being validated by the successful filing of the INX security token.”
👨🏻🎓 Further background
Aaron has a strong background in Mathematics and is the first Gibraltarian to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter. He has a very close relationship with the Government of Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and stakeholders in the financial services industry.
📜 Aaron is ranked as a leading fintech and funds lawyer by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
🎤 Available for speaking engagements. Aaron regularly presents at seminars, and is a published author, on crypto funds, crypto foundations, VASPs, DLT licences, sports law and cannabis.
⚽️ In his spare time, Aaron dedicates himself to football with over 10 caps as a full international for Gibraltar.
🐦 Twitter: @aaronpayas
🖼 ENS: AaronPYS.eth