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Long-standing local firm with deep connections in the market. Experienced in advising asset management and investment fund clients, especially on compliance and licensing matters. Recently active in acting for a number of fintech and cryptocurrency clients. Regularly works with clients on responding to inspections and investigations, as well as ongoing internal reviews. Also well versed in matters including fund authorisation and insurance, insider dealing and market misconduct. Well placed to assist clients with interpreting legislation issued by the HKMA and other regulatory bodies. Draws on litigation capabilities within the firm to represent individuals in disciplinary proceedings.
"I enjoy working with the firm a lot; I think for SFC funds work, the team is the best in the industry," states a client.
Advised Manulife on the SFC’s client onboarding requirements and anti-money laundering guidelines in relation to its digital mutual fund wrap account service.
Rory Gallaher remains a respected senior figure in the financial services regulatory space. He is a consultant with the firm and brings to bear over three decades of experience in financial services law.