Oliver Hallsworth is Managing Director- Legal & Compliance, leading the firm’s global legal activities and policies, as well as regulatory affairs, compliance and brand protection.
Prior to joining ADSS Group, Oliver served as General Legal Counsel at Al Khalij Commercial Bank, a Qatar headquartered commercial bank, where he led the incorporation of its new investment banking entity in the Dubai International Financial Centre and directed the legal and regulatory review and engagement strategy for the establishment of the bank’s debut bond issuance.
Oliver is a seasoned barrister with substantial experience in legal and regulatory issues across a number of international jurisdictions including Jersey, Luxembourg, Ireland, United Kingdom, the European Union, Dubai and Qatar. Prior to moving to the GCC, Oliver was based in Jersey, Channel Islands with UBS AG, where he was Executive Director, Head of Legal & Compliance.
Oliver began his career in London first with Citibank and then with Lehman Brothers, working as an in-house lawyer specialized in equity finance, derivatives and transaction management. Most recently, Oliver was recognized as one of the Middle East’s Top 100 Corporate Counsel in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist.
Oliver received a Bachelor (Honours) in History from King’s College, University of London, a postgraduate diploma in Law from the University of Sussex and was Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn and holds a current practicing certificate.