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Yasmin Johal

Associate

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

Yasmin advises financial services firms, market participants and investors on a range of complex UK and EU regulatory issues, with a particular specialism in FinTech. 

She is listed as one of the top 35 women in FinTech worldwide being recognised as a Standout 35 Star in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020 with Innovate Finance. She is also recognised as WeAreTechWomen’s Top 100 Women in Technology and was a #TechWomen100 2020 Award Winner.

She is a member of the equIP accelerator programme at CMS which is one of the world’s prominent start-up legal incubators and she is a founding member of the CMS equIP #LeadHers campaign, which focuses on supporting female founded Tech start-ups. She is actively involved in the CMS FinTech, InsurTech and Blockchain groups, and is helping revamp the firm’s FinTech agenda, through publishing thought leadership and hosting the fintech bytes podcast. 

Prior to her legal career, Yasmin worked within investment banking, corporate banking, private banking and fiduciary management teams in both the UK and US financial markets.

Yasmin regularly speaks at conferences, events and on podcasts on a range of topics and with a focus on helping promote and champion the pipeline of young girls and women into fintech and tech related careers.  

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Publications

Yasmin has authored industry leading thought leadership on areas of financial regulation, FinTech and innovation, and is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, the Investment Association and PDP Journals. 

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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
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20/01/2022
Mar­ket­ing crypto­cur­ren­cies in the UK latest de­vel­op­ments
There have been some re­cent and very im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to mar­ket­ing crypto­cur­ren­cies, also known as “cryptoassets” in the UK. On 18 Janu­ary 2022, HM Treas­ury (“HMT”) pub­lished...
12/11/2021
Bank of Eng­land is­sues state­ment on Cent­ral Bank Di­git­al Cur­rency next...
The Bank of Eng­land and HM Treas­ury have is­sued a joint state­ment out­lining the next steps on the ex­plor­a­tion of a UK Cent­ral Bank Di­git­al Cur­rency (CB­DC). This state­ment is wel­comed and in­dic­ates the...
02/08/2021
New HM Treas­ury Con­sulta­tion Re­sponse: chan­ging the way fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions...
On 22 June 2021, HM Treas­ury (“HMT”) pub­lished its re­sponse (the “Con­sulta­tion Re­sponse”) to its earli­er con­sulta­tion (the “Con­sulta­tion”) in Ju­ly 2020, an­noun­cing changes to le­gis­la­tion and...
22/06/2021
FCA’s find­ings in­to cryptoasset con­sumer re­search 2021 – what does the...
On the 17th of June 2021, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) re­leased a new pub­lic­a­tion cov­er­ing in­sights gathered from re­search in­to con­sumer at­ti­tudes to­wards the own­er­ship of crypto­cur­ren­cies.[1] ...
12/05/2021
Has the Chan­cel­lor in­tro­duced enough new de­vel­op­ments to make a dif­fer­ence...
In his key­note speech open­ing Lon­don FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced a series of new policy de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to FinTech. In par­tic­u­lar: the launch...
10/05/2021
Wide range of new ini­ti­at­ives an­nounced for UK FinTech by Chan­cel­lor (Part...
On 19 April 2021, dur­ing his open­ing key­note speech at a launch event for FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced new pro­pos­als for UK FinTech, as fol­lows: A new...
06/05/2021
A look of dis­ap­prov­al: the FCA’s new dis­cus­sion pa­per on fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions...
On 29 April 2021, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (“FCA”) pub­lished a Dis­cus­sion Pa­per DP21/1 con­cern­ing the pro­posed strength­en­ing of the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tion rules for high-risk in­vest­ments and firms...
25/03/2021
FinTech Bytes
Wel­come to the TMT pod­cast series, 'FinTech Bytes'. FinTech Bytes by CMS is a pod­cast which gives listen­ers a ‘bite-sized’ over­view of top­ics af­fect­ing the FinTech mar­ket and provides in­sights in­to...
09/03/2021
UK Budget 2021: A bright fu­ture for the UK FinTech eco­sys­tem?
On the 3rd of March 2021, Chan­cel­lor Rishi Sunak an­nounced the latest UK budget. However, it came hot on the heels of the ground-break­ing Kal­ifa Re­view in­to the UK’s flour­ish­ing FinTech in­dustry. The...
02/03/2021
Fu­ture UK fintech strategy pub­lished in Kal­ifa Re­view
Fol­low­ing the 2020 Budget, the Chan­cel­lor asked Ron Kal­ifa OBE to carry out an in­de­pend­ent re­view of the UK’s fintech sec­tor to es­tab­lish pri­or­ity areas for in­dustry, policy makers, and reg­u­lat­ors...
02/02/2021
The new pruden­tial re­gime for in­vest­ment firms: key points from the first...
In Decem­ber 2020, the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) pub­lished the first of three planned Con­sulta­tion Pa­pers (CP20/24) (link) on the new UK In­vest­ment Firm Pruden­tial Re­gime (“IF­PR”), which is...
04/11/2020
FCA an­nounces fur­ther pro­pos­als to sup­port mort­gage and con­sumer cred­it...
After the Gov­ern­ment’s an­nounce­ment on 31 Oc­to­ber 2020 of an­oth­er na­tion­wide lock­down, the FCA pub­lished a state­ment pro­pos­ing to up­date its tem­por­ary guid­ance on mort­gages to sup­port bor­row­ers who...