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Yasmin Johal

Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, Punjabi

Yasmin Johal is an Associate at CMS specialising in UK and UAE Crypto and FinTech regulation, and sits in the Financial Services Regulation team. Yasmin is currently on secondment to Dubai to help build the practice within the region. 

Yasmin provides specialist advice and helps shape developments in the FinTech and financial services industries internationally. She has also worked within investment banking, corporate banking, private banking and fiduciary management teams across both the UK and US financial markets.

Yasmin is a thought leader in the FinTech space and is a long-standing contributor to the Harrington Starr award-winning FinTech Magazine, WeAreTechWomen and WeAreTheCity publications, where she writes provoking and innovative thought leadership on the FinTech industry. She is also a tech speaker, podcast host and an advocate for increasing female & BAME representation in fintech. She has authored industry thought leadership pieces on financial regulation, FinTech & innovation and D&I. Yasmin currently co-chairs the CryptoUK regulatory working group. 

Yasmin has received multiple awards for her work in FinTech and D&I, including:

  1.  Rising Women in Crypto Powerlist 2022 – Wirex.
  2. Women in FinTech Powerlist awarded 2022 - Innovate Finance.
  3. Highly Commended, DE&I Champion 2021 - Harrington Starr’s FinTech Awards.
  4. Standout 35 Star in the Women in FinTech Powerlist awarded 2021 - Innovate Finance.
  5. #TechWomen100 2020 Award Winner - WeAreTechWomen.
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Education

  • 2021 - CS50 for Lawyers, Harvard University
  • 2017 - MSc Legal Practice Course with MSc in Law, Business and Management, University of Law
  • 2016 - Postgraduate Certificate in International Business, University of Chester, New York
  • 2015 - LLB Law with Transnational Legal Studies, King’s College London, London
  • 2014 – Transitional Legal Studies, Georgetown University
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20/06/2024
DFSA boosts cryptoasset regime with a number of key amendments
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”), the financial services regulator for the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”), has announced further developments to its agile cryptoasset...
19/06/2024
DFSA boosts cryptoasset regime with a number of key amendments
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”), the financial services regulator for the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”), has announced further developments to its agile cryptoasset...
03/11/2023
UK Cryptoasset Regulation: three key updates
On 30 October 2023, HM Treasury (“HMT”) published 3 key updates on its proposed approach to regulating cryptoassets under the UK’s financial services regulatory framework, namely:Response to feedback...
02/11/2023
UK Cryptoasset Regulation: Three Key Updates
On 30 October 2023, HM Treasury (“HMT”) published 3 key updates on its proposed approach to regulating cryptoassets under the UK’s financial services regulatory framework, namely:Response to feedback...
03/10/2023
VARA issues further rules governing staking and stablecoin regulation in...
Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (“VARA”) has recently introduced two significant updates to its virtual assets regulatory framework, which is relevant for all entities providing services...
03/10/2023
VARA issues further rules governing staking and stablecoin regulation in...
Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (“VARA”) has recently introduced two significant updates to its virtual assets regulatory framework, which is relevant for all entities providing services...
26/09/2023
FCA introduction of new regulatory gateway for firms which approve financial...
BackgroundUnder section 21 of FSMA, currently any firm that is authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), may approve a financial promotion by another unauthorised person. However...
25/09/2023
FCA introduction of new regulatory gateway for firms which approve financial...
BackgroundUnder section 21 of FSMA, currently any firm that is authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), may approve a financial promotion by another unauthorised person. However...
19/06/2023
What’s new in the UAE Virtual Asset Space - Regulatory Updates
On 31 May , the CBUAE issued  “Guidance for Licensed Financial Institutions on Risks related to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers” (“CBUAE VA  Guidance”) which is due to come...
19/06/2023
What’s new in the UAE Virtual Asset Space - Regulatory Updates
The virtual asset landscape is everchanging across the UAE and this does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.  The Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (“VARA”) recently published its virtual...
08/06/2023
FCA publishes final rules and supplementary draft guidance on financial...
On 8 June 2023, the UK Government confirmed that the financial promotion regime should apply to cryptoassets from 8 October 2023. As part of implementing this new regime the Financial Conduct Authority...
08/06/2023
FCA publishes final rules and supplementary draft guidance on financial...
On 8 June 2023, the UK Government confirmed that the financial promotion regime should apply to cryptoassets from 8 October 2023. As part of implementing this new regime the Financial Conduct Authority...