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Adam Topping is a partner based in our London office. Adam sits in the firm's Financial Regulatory team, and is a member of its Digital Trade Unit. Adam advises financial institutions, hedge funds, energy companies, utility groups and corporates on a variety of regulatory and transactional matters with a particular focus on the commodities sector, including, frequently, the crossover with digital trade, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Adam has extensive experience advising clients on UK and EU financial services rules, commodity market rules, licensing and related compliance issues, and cross-border regulatory reform under MiFID II, EMIR, REMIT and MAR. His practice also encompasses broad derivatives experience, including structured transactions across commodities and other asset classes, cross-border finance and security arrangements, and general trading matters.
Before joining HFW, Adam spent five and a half years in the London office of a U.S. law firm, working in their Energy and Commodities Group. He also has spent time seconded to two major international investment banks, where he advised on a range of transactional and regulatory matters arising out of the entry into new markets and product areas.
Before moving to private practice, Adam spent two years in-house at BG Group plc (now part of the Shell group) working on a variety of international oil, gas and LNG projects, as well as assisting with the negotiation of energy documentation across the supply chain.
Adam has authored and contributed to a number of articles on a range of legal and regulatory issues impacting the commodities and derivatives markets in the UK and EU, including issues relating to cryptocurrencies and the application of technology based solutions to commodities trading.