Emily's practice focuses on advising international financial institutions on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues. Her contentious regulatory experience includes assisting clients with regulatory investigations, sponsor investigations, AML/CTF enforcement actions and compliance reviews across Hong Kong and Australia.
Emily also regularly advises clients on non-contentious regulatory matters, and was recently seconded to an international bank to assist with their compliance with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's senior management accountability regime. She regularly advises clients on culture, conduct and governance matters, as well as in relation to licensing and market misconduct issues. She has also advised fintech clients on virtual tokens and the establishment of a cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong.
Emily is focused on providing her clients with cost-effective and accessible advice. In providing this advice, Emily draws upon her familiarity with regulators from both a contentious and non-contentious perspective to help her clients balance their commercial drivers with their regulatory obligations.
Emily's experience includes:
- advising a global investment bank in relation to multiple proposed disciplinary proceedings and investigations concerning its role as an IPO sponsor
- advising multiple international financial institutions in relation to their compliance with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's senior management accountability regime and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission's Manager in Charge regime
- working with ASIFMA on the impact of the EU Benchmark Regulation on benchmark administrators and other financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region
- advising multiple clients in relation to Hong Kong and Australian financial services licensing issues
- advising a listed Australian company in relation to the first civil penalty proceedings brought by AUSTRAC under the Australian AML/CTF legislation
Emily is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and New South Wales, Australia. She has first class honours degrees in Law and History from the University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford, where she specialised in financial and corporate regulation.