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Notable practitioner


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Investment funds

Aliya Allen, Partner, is a former CEO and Executive Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board. She has provided industry leadership on a host of initiatives including FATCA, CRS, AML/CFT and development of the Investment Condominium (ICON) legislation; and in developing and revising industry defining legislation, including contributing to policy initiatives on FinTech, Blockchain and digital assets.

  • Acting for a global bank with AUM in excess of $300 million undertaking a significant regulatory and compliance audit for the purposes of a global compliance project.
  • Acting for a syndicate of lenders in a $100 million facility to a utility company taking security over assets and revenue streams.
  • Acting for a major global bank as lead arranger in a billion-dollar facility to a company with global oil and gas assets taking security over local assets.
  • Acting for one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by daily trading volume in the world in connection with the issuance of a stable coin backed by fiat currency including regulatory interaction and fiduciary structuring.
  • Advising one of the largest technology investment companies in the world valued at over 100 billion in connection with Bahamas cross border securities issues.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital markets
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Investment management

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • The Bahamas Bar

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

  • LLB (Hons), University of Buckingham (2006)
  • BA English Language and Literature, Boston University (2002)