Jack Hardman specialises in technology and financial services, having significant experience in our London and Dubai teams, focusing the majority of his work on M&A for financial institutions and technology companies.
Jack also leads the financial services regulatory and fintech practices for Clifford Chance in the Middle East, having advised local and international financial services and technology companies, as well as regional regulators, for several years, including on UAE, DIFC and ADGM regulations.
Jack has acted on many of the leading regional transactions in the financial and technology sector in recent years. He has also been involved in the establishment of prominent fintech platforms and operations. His broad practice spans M&A, restructuring, regulatory, licensing tech contracting, data and general advisory work across the FIG/tech sectors.
Jack is the Africa Practice Leader for Tech.
News and client work
Career and qualifications
- Durham University (LLB) 2007
- Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2011
- Partner since May 2022
Awards and citations
- Jack Hardman leads the firm's FinTech group in the Middle East. He assists financial institutions with blockchain token issuance and often advises clients on corporate matters including acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures. One fellow lawyer says Hardman is "one to highlight," and reports that "it was a good experience working with him" on a recent FinTech matter. This source also describes Hardman as an "incredibly bright lawyer." Ranked Band 2
Chambers, FinTech Legal - United Arab Emirates
- Rising Star
‘Reliable legal expertise and knowledge combined with commercial and practical knowledge.’
‘Demonstrate excellent knowledge and expertise on regulatory issues, proactive in finding commercial and legal solutions rather than providing mere legal advice.’
‘Highly recommend Jack Hardman.’