As head of Regulatory in Harney's Global Tax and Regulatory department, Aki specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious financial services, anti-money laundering and information exchange law covering the BVI and the EU; he also works very closely with Harneys’ experts in Cayman and Bermuda. As relevant Aki provides consultative professional advice to governmental authorities on the regimes underpinning global fintech initiatives and regularly presents at conferences around the world on these topics. He works with numerous blue chip credit institutions and top tier global law firms.
Prior to joining Harneys in 2008, Aki worked in the Financial Markets and Regulatory group at Dentons in London. Today, his practice expertise includes the anti-money laundering regime, anti-bribery legislation, information exchange in tax matters and economic sanctions. Additionally, Aki advises on the regimes governing banks, investment firms, trust and fiduciary services providers and the insurance industry. He has also been on secondments in the UK with multiple global corporations, including Goldman Sachs International and Royal Dutch Shell.
Aki serves as a contributing editor to many publications, including British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Bermuda Commercial Law and International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice.