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Jeremy Birch

Jeremy Birch


Jeremy is a contentious regulatory and white-collar crime lawyer.  



Jeremy represent clients in government investigations, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and related disputes. He also regularly assist multinationals in managing the compliance and conduct risk associated with operating in a complex regulatory environment across Asia. Jeremy has particular experience in the life sciences, technology, mining, energy and financial services sectors.

His experience includes advising on complex fraud, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, insider dealing, market manipulation, regulatory reporting and compliance framework assessments. He is recognised as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 for regulatory, anti-corruption and compliance.

Jeremy is qualified in Hong Kong, New York and Australia and has spent time on secondment at US and European global investment banks. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, he worked in our London, Sydney and Perth offices. 

He regularly acts for clients on high stakes investigations and enforcement litigation, including:

  • defending regulatory enforcement proceedings against a global investment bank for alleged due diligence failings in their role on IPOs
  • defending a listed gaming and media company against enforcement litigation, alleging systemic failures in anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing compliance
  • defending a global insurance broker in regulatory enforcement action, alleging failures in its anti-corruption systems and controls for third-party producers
  • conducting a major internal anti-bribery and corruption review for a large listed property group in the context of a high-profile public inquiry
  • representing a global investment bank during regulatory and criminal proceedings following a US$2 billion dollar fraud committed by one of its employees



Jeremy is admitted to practice in Hong Kong (2015), New York (2012) and Australia (2008). He holds bachelor's degrees in law and psychology from the University of Western Australia, a graduate diploma in banking from the University of London, a master's degree in law with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Wharton Business and Law Certificate from the Aresty Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.