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Jennifer Fong

Jennifer Fong

Senior Associate

Jennifer is a commercial litigation lawyer with extensive financial services regulatory experience.

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Experience

Jennifer specialises in advising financial institutions on a broad range of contentious issues and has particular experience in handling disputes arising from unauthorised trading and mis-selling.  She also represents clients in complex regulatory investigations as well as enforcement actions.

Jennifer spent six months on secondment in the private wealth management arm of Goldman Sachs where she handled internal investigations and surveillance aimed at tackling non-compliance with Hong Kong's regulations as well as internal policies.

Jennifer's experience includes advising:

  • an Asian bank in defending claims brought by a Hong Kong company and its liquidators for knowing receipt, dishonest assistance and fraudulent trading
  • a global investment bank on Securities and Futures Commission investigations in relation to its role as sponsor on various Hong Kong IPOs and related litigation arising as a result
  • the Hong Kong branch of an international bank in relation to a money-laundering, sanctions and corruption investigation by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority 
  • a Chinese brokerage group in relation to a cyber-security incident involving litigation and related regulatory issues
  • various international private banks in handling multi-million dollar claims brought by high-net-worth individuals, families and family offices for alleged unauthorized trading
  • a regional private bank in defending a mis-selling claim involving allegations of insufficient due diligence on what later transpired to be a feeder fund for the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme

 

Background

Jennifer was admitted to practice in Hong Kong in 2013.  She holds a BSc (Hons) from Imperial College London and an LLB (Hons) from the University of London.