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Adam W Harwood


Adam advises on a broad range of regulatory matters in the financial sector, including banking and investment services, regulatory capital and liquidity, bank recovery and resolution, derivatives and securitisation regulation, protection of client assets, MiFID II, the regulatory implications of Brexit, M&A mandates and payments and fintech.
 Adam advises a wide range of clients on cross-border issues, from major financial institutions and global banks to payments and fintech companies. Adam is currently focusing on the implications of CRD VI for third-country credit institutions. During his training contract, Adam was seconded to the Paris office where he advised on capital markets and regulatory matters.


Pro bono

Adam is a regular adviser at Maternity Action where he advises pregnant women and new parents on employment rights during pregnancy, maternity pay and benefits, maternity leave and flexible working requests.

Adam is a mentor with GROW Mentoring.



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2023


BA, Philosophy, University of Manchester, 2017

MPhil, Philosophy, UCL, 2019

GDL, BPP University, 2020

LLM, Commercial Legal Practice, BPP University, 2021

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.