Reed Smith beefs up Asian regulatory team with Hong Kong hire

Reed Smith beefs up Asian regulatory team
Jill Wong

Reed Smith enlarged its Asian regulatory team with the hiring of Hong Kong-based partner Jill Wong.

Wong previously served as a partner at Howse Williams, where she focused on banking and securities regulatory and compliance issues.

She also has experience at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, and King & Wood Mallesons, in addition to working in-house at 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.

She 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 HKEX.

Wong also deals with other Hong Kong authorities such as the police, ICAC, Customs & Excise, the AFRC and the Privacy Commissioner, and counsels on emerging regulatory issues such as Web3, virtual assets trading and exchanges, NFTs and ESG.