Payam Samarghandi is recognised as one of the country’s leading cryptocurrency regulatory advisors. Payam has specialised in this area since 2016, where he has also gained significant market knowledge and international network. Payam has also worked intensively with commercial transactions, especially venture capital transactions, and since 2020 he has been among the Danish lawyers who have represented the most companies in this area.

Payam Samarghandi
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Over the years, Payam has gained a deep regulatory knowledge related to cryptocurrency, where Payam has represented market-leading players such as international centralised trading platforms, cryptocurrency providers (VASP), decentralised autonomous organisations (DAO) and other companies operating at the interface between regulatory matters and cryptocurrency. In addition, Payam has extensive experience advising regulated organisations, particularly electronic money issuers (EMI) and payment institutions (PI).

Over the years, Payam has established a broad national and international network, extensive professional experience and deep industry knowledge, which form the basis of his legal advice. In addition, Payam has extensive experience with application processes with the Danish FSA, where Payam is also a member of the FSA’s Fintech Forum and working group focusing on blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial regulation regarding the implementation of MiCA. Finally, Payam has extensive experience with tax law issues related to cryptocurrency, where he is the advisor who since 2016 has represented the most clients in cases (+200) against the Danish Tax Agency and conducted the most cases in this area at the Danish Tax Appeals Agency (Skatteankestyrelsen) and the National Tax Tribunal (Landskatteretten).

Payam is regularly used as a speaker on topics such as blockchain and cryptocurrency, and he often speaks to the media on matters related to these topics.

Payam also has extensive experience with general commercial law issues, where he particularly advises tech companies on issues related to venture capital, incentive programmes such as warrants and the like.

Clients describe Payam as a pragmatic, commercial and solution-orientated advisor who is hard-working and available according to clients’ needs.

Attorney and Partner, Samar Law, 2020.
Attorney, Horten, 2016-2020.
Bar Admission, 2019.
Higher Diploma, International Business, Copenhagen Business School, 2020
Master of Laws, the University of Copenhagen, 2016
LL.B., the University of Southern Denmark, 2014
Position of trust
Member of the Board of Trustees, the Dai Foundation