Expert resume of Akber Datoo
Founder and CEO, D2 Legal Technology (D2LT); technologist (ex-UBS Front Office Fixed Income Derivatives IT) and derivatives lawyer (ex-Allen & Overy); appointed to the Technology and Law Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales in 2016, with a specialism in Big Data, AI/ML, DLT and smart contracts.
Akber Datoo is the founder and CEO of D2 Legal Technology (D2LT), an award winning global legal consulting firm advising clients on the use of technology and data to unlock business value through legal change. D2LT operates at the exciting intersection of FinTech and LegalTech. After graduating with first class honours in Computer Science from Cambridge University, Akber began his career as a technologist at the investment bank UBS. Through this, he saw an opportunity for digital transformation across the legal profession and decided to retrain and qualify as a lawyer, working at magic circle law firm Allen & Overy.
Akber founded D2LT in 2011, where he has overseen its growth during the last eight years, with over a hundred consultants across offices in the UK, Germany, US, Hong Kong and Sydney. He was appointed to the Law Society’s Technology and Law Committee in 2016 and is the author of the Wiley textbook, Legal Data – Banking & Finance, published in May 2019. Akber was listed as one of the top ten market shapers by the Financial Times at their Intelligent Business Awards 2019, with D2LT winning award for their work with ISDA to create a new legal agreement data standard for the industry.