Albert Weatherill

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 (20) 74445583
United Kingdom
T:+44 (20) 74445583
Albert Weatherill

Albert Weatherill



Albert Weatherill is a financial services lawyer based in London. He focuses on financial services regulation, FinTech and is a global lead of our payments practice.

Albert has a broad range of experience advising banks, investment managers, retail and institutional brokers, financial sponsors, market makers and high frequency traders, technology companies, exchanges, payment services providers and electronic money institutions in relation to domestic and cross-border financial services matters.

Albert's diverse practice involves advising clients on regulatory compliance, regulatory change, governance, risk management, market abuse, trading, clearing and settlement, lending, conduct, prudential regulation, client money and custody. In particular, Albert focuses on the design, development, commercialization and regulation of innovative financial services and products, particularly across mobile and digital payments, digital assets issuance and trading, cryptoassets market infrastructure, banking as a service, consumer and corporate lending, decentralized finance, blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

In addition to his broad advisory practice, Albert has extensive experience acting on mergers and acquisitions, private and public capital markets transactions, and restructurings involving financial institutions. He has represented clients on a range of complex and multijurisdictional transactions, including Advent International, Bain Capital, Charles Stanley, General Atlantic, Pay.UK, Barclays, IG, HSBC, KKR, Carne, Starling Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, The Northern Trust Corporation, Saxo Bank and Virtu Financial.

Prior to qualification, Albert was seconded to the trade association of the UK payments industry, gaining experience working closely with the UK's payment schemes, banks and payment infrastructure providers.

Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Solicitor, qualified in Ireland

Rising Star, Financial Services: non-contentious, The Legal 500, 2022
Rising Star, FinTech, The Legal 500, 2022
"highly regarded"
"very conscientious, diligent and thorough"
"crypto expert"
"creative, commercial and forward-thinking in his approach to complex legal problems".

Associate to watch, Financial Services: non-contentious, Chambers and Partners, 2021/2022

Shortlisted, Rising Star Innovation Award, Legal Innovation Awards, 2020

Shortlisted, Rising Star Award, British Legal Awards, 2020

  • English