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Nikki Johnstone



Johnstone Nikki
Nikki Johnstone



Nikki Johnstone is a partner in the Banking Regulatory & FinTech practice in the firm’s London office.

Nikki is Fintech regulatory specialist who has extensive experience in advising financial institutions and technology companies on digitalisation, cross-border payments as well as cutting-edge innovations in cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology. She also provides specialist support to the firm’s transactional teams on fundraising and M&A for established and growth Fintechs.

News & insights

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Publications: 11 JUNE 2021

The Financial Services Act 2021

The first step in shaping the UK's financial services regime post-Brexit.

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Publications: 07 JUNE 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority’s new “Consumer Duty”

On 14 May 2021 the FCA published its first Consultation Paper on “A new Consumer Duty” (CP21/13).

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Elaine Johnston and Nikki Johnstone

Publications: 01 JUNE 2021

The importance of lesbian visibility – a conversation with two A&O partners

Elaine Johnston and Nikki Johnstone, discuss the importance of visible role models, coming out and being yourself. Nikki joined A&O’s partnership on 1 May 2021 and was the first openly lesbian partner…

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Publications: 11 MARCH 2021

Implications of digital operational resilience (DORA) podcast series

Our podcast series explores the draft EU Digital Operational Resilience Regulation (known as, DORA), which forms part of the European Commission’s Digital Finance Strategy and aims to improve…

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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2010


LLB (Hons), King's College London, 2007


Awards & accolades

Rising Star in Banking and Finance

Euromoney Rising Star Awards 2020 (Europe)