Akber Datoo is founder and managing partner of D2 Legal Technology LLP (D2LT), a fifty-strong boutique consultant legal data consulting firm. Akber has over 15 years’ experience of derivatives and a blend of both technology and legal perspectives. His background includes a front-office derivatives IT role at UBS, as well as a qualified lawyer working in Allen & Overy's Derivatives and Structured Finance practice. Akber works with financial institutions to create legal risk frameworks to ensure regulatory compliance and business optimisation, including the provision of strategic change management advice relating to process and systems for contract data modelling, document assembly, search, information retrieval and legal opinion management. He has been published in numerous leading industry journals such as the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody (Legal contract data: The new reference data challenge for financial firms).