HONG KONG – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the appointment of financial services regulatory partner Jill Wong.

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Wong joins from Howse Williams where she was a partner specialising in banking and securities regulatory and compliance matters for financial institutions and international companies. She has also previously worked at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, and King & Wood Mallesons, in addition to experience in-house with Credit Suisse and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

With extensive knowledge of banking and securities laws, data privacy, cybercrime and financial crime issues, Wong handles both contentious and non-contentious matters and regularly advises clients on regulatory investigations and disciplinary inquiries, as well as licensing and business conduct issues, involving regulators such as the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Wong also deals with other authorities such as the police, ICAC, Customs & Excise, JFIU, AFRC and the Privacy Commissioner. She also has active experience advising on emerging regulatory issues such as Web3, virtual assets trading and exchanges, NFTs and ESG.

Praj Samant, Reed Smith’s Asia-Pacific managing partner, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jill to the firm as we continue to strategically grow and deepen our regulatory offering in Asia; she is a senior practitioner, who has a wealth of in-house and private practice experience alike. Her expertise will greatly benefit all our key clients in the region; and will complement the corporate, financial regulatory, and fintech teams in Singapore.”