Daniel Russell

Dan studied Scots Law at the University of Glasgow and currently practices English, BVI and Cayman Islands law, regularly advising on whole of life of open and closed ended funds (including advising investors on primary and secondary fund investments), M&A, financing and taking security, private equity and series equity financing, digital assets (including token/SAFT issuance, DAO structuring and Virtual Asset Service Provider registration/de-registration), Securities Investment Business licensing (including for FX/derivatives broker-dealers), regulatory compliance (including Beneficial Ownership, Economic Substance and FATCA/CRS), unit trusts and family trusts, and commercial contracts.

Dan completed the 2-year legal analyst programme with Goldman Sachs (providing legal oversight of debt and equity capital markets transactions and derivatives origination) before training with Maclay, Murray & Spens (Chambers Band 1 Corporate, Scotland). Dan was admitted in England and Wales in 2009, and advised on private M&A (including the sale of Charlton Athletic football club in 2012) and commercial contracts (including SaaS and software licensing) before joining the award-winning Funds and Indirect Real Assets team at Nabarro (Chambers Band 1 Investment Funds: Real Estate, London – now part of CMS Nabarro Olswang).

Dan is a Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP). Prior to his legal career, Dan excelled as a salesperson and sales manager in educational publishing.