Jill Wong

Partner


Direct +852 2803 3670
Mobile +852 5180 1836
Fax +852 2803 3618
Email [email protected]


Jurisdictions Hong Kong
England & Wales
Languages English, Cantonese

Profile

Jill has extensive experience advising on banking and securities laws, data privacy, cybercrime and financial crime issues. She advises on both contentious (investigations, dawn raids, penalties, etc.) and non-contentious (business initiatives, licensing, client documents and disclosures, regulatory gap analysis) matters; and is placed to advise clients from both perspectives.

 

She was Deputy General Counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and was in-house counsel at Credit Suisse.  In addition, Jill has also worked in leading international law firms in Hong Kong.  This combination of different legal roles allow her to provide constructive insights into the issues and challenges facing listed companies, financial institutions, their senior managers and professional advisers.

 

Jill has hands-on practical experience in liaising with regulators, advising on regulatory compliance and implementing changes to internal practices, conducting internal investigations and advising on corporate governance.  Jill has represented clients, both institutions and individuals, in numerous regulatory investigations and disciplinary inquiries. In addition to the financial services regulators (SFC, HKMA, HKEX), she also deals with other authorities such as the police, ICAC and Privacy Commissioner.

 

Jill is also active in advising clients on emerging regulatory issues such as ESG, virtual assets and NFTs.

 

Jill is one of the authors of "Securities and Futures Ordinance": Commentary and Annotations, published by Thomson Reuters (now preparing its 5th edition), and she speaks regularly at client events and industry conferences.  She served on the Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants for several years. Jill is currently the Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce's Financial Markets Committee in Hong Kong and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute.  She is on the Editorial Board of LexisNexis's Practical Guidance series and issues the SFC Enforcement Tracker for the series.  She is regularly identified as a leading lawyer in legal directories.

Experience

2013 Howse Williams
2011 King & Wood Mallesons
2007 Credit Suisse
2004 Clifford Chance
2001 Allen & Overy
1994 Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Education

Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
LLB Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

1996 Hong Kong
1995 England' Wales
Admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Malaysia

Member, Law Society of England and Wales
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee