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Elias Allahyari

Senior Associate

Elias Allahyari is in the Financial Services Regulatory practice. 
Elias advises a wide range of clients, including banks, hedge funds, corporates, financial technology companies, investment banks, fund managers, exchanges, clearing houses, benchmark administrators and trading platforms, in connection with various advisory and regulatory issues affecting their business.


Representative matters

Morgan Stanley, Citi, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and numerous hedge funds on the SVB and Credit Suisse situations.

Danske Bank A/S in investigations by DOJ, the SEC, and Danish criminal authorities arising from its former Estonian branch, resulting in a USD 2 billion global settlement.

A major financial technology group in connection with U.K. and EEA regulatory and legal issues, including compliance with PSD2 and the U.K. Payment Services Regulations, AML, consumer credit rules, Brexit contingency preparations and obtaining authorisation in an EU member state.

A major banking group in connection with post-Brexit structuring, to facilitate the carrying on of activities in the U.K. and the EEA.



Solicitor, England and Wales


Kaplan Law School, LPC

University College London, LLB (Hons) (First Class)


English, Swedish, Farsi
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.