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What the team is known for Allen & Gledhill is one of the most prestigious Singaporean law firms. It combines its deep expertise in Singaporean financial regulations with a substantial geographic presence across South-East Asia. It has a broad FinTech practice recognised for handling private equity and venture capital investments, digital payments mandates and digital currency matters. The firm is especially praised for its knowledge of the regulations in the FinTech space, with prominent members of its team having previously worked at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Strengths"An outstanding team. Other firms pale behind them in terms of response time and understanding."
"Flawless execution with quick turnaround, and able to connect the established world with the emerging one in an effective way."
Work highlights Advised securities token exchange iSTOX on regulatory issues arising from its entry to the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Sandbox.
Adrian Ang is co-head of Allen & Gledhill's FinTech practice. He formerly worked within the Monetary Authority of Singapore and brings that experience to his current role. Sources praise his regulatory expertise and his working style, with one client lauding Ang's depth of understanding of the regulatory space. Another remarks that he is "extremely efficient and able to respond with lightning speeds" and "able to give good, practical, on-the-spot advice."