Professional Biography
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Conor O'Hanlon Associate

  • New York

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    New York

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    New York, NY




Conor O’Hanlon is experienced in blockchain, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrency, fintech and capital markets matters. He advises a variety of companies, funds and entrepreneurs on the feasibility and structuring of proposed token offers and regularly conducts regulatory due diligence.

Conor’s experience includes counseling a blockchain consortium on regulatory considerations, assisting with drafting initial terms and conditions for a financial settlement service’s distributed ledger technology-enabled netting solution, and providing regulatory advice to central banks and funds regarding cryptocurrency regulation.

As part of his capital markets and finance practice, Conor advises clients on various securities laws and commodity exchange act queries relating to conduct and entity characterizations under the Dodd-Frank Act. He assists with U.S. regulatory compliance issues, including clearing house rules, global jurisdictional rule surveys and analysis of close-out netting, the enforceability of secured collateral arrangements and sovereign immunity. Conor also has experience providing derivative law advice on private equity, project and general loan hedging deals.

Professional Leadership

  • Law Society of Ireland, Member
  • Law Society of England and Wales, Member

Related Employment

  • Allen & Overy, New York, NY, 2015 - 2018
  • Allen & Overy, London, UK, 2014 - 2015


Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York

  • England and Wales, Solicitor


  • University of Law, London, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, 2014
  • The University of Michigan Law School, LL.M.,
    cum laude
    , 2013
  • University College Dublin, B.C.L, Law with History,
    first class honors
    , 2012