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Norton Rose Fulbright
Hong Kong

Work Department

Financial services regulatory


Etelka Bogardi is a financial services regulatory lawyer based in Hong Kong. She leads the FinTech practice in North Asia and is the Asia lead of the firm’s global payments practice.

Etelka has been based in Hong Kong for over 13 years and focuses on advising international financial institutions, investment funds, intermediaries, asset managers, insurers and FinTech companies on compliance with regulatory laws. Given her previous experience as Senior Counsel to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Etelka is particularly familiar with financial services and products regulation, licensing and authorization issues, banking and intermediaries supervision and conduct matters, markets infrastructure, compliance and cross-border regulatory issues. Etelka frequently advises on regulatory matters related to innovative technologies in the financial markets, as well as payments regulation.


  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales 2003
  • Solicitor, qualified in Hong Kong 2009


  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian


  • Hong Kong ambassador to the Global Blockchain Business Council
  • Member of FinTech working group of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > TMT

(Next Generation Partners)

Etelka BogardiNorton Rose Fulbright

Regularly advising on delicate and complex TMT-related matters, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s sector specialisms cover financial services, fintech, retail, technology, transportation, and hotels and leisure. Financial institutions particularly benefit from the Hong Kong group’s ability to advise on the technology and regulatory aspects of transactions and projects. The Asia-Pacific data protection, privacy and cybersecurity practice is led by Anna Gamvros, whose practice ranges from technology agreements and outsourcing transactions, to privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and breach response, and telecoms and internet regulatory issues. Additional partner-level support is provided by Justin Davidson, who advises multinational and Asian technology firms on IP and technology law issues across Asia; and fintech and financial services regulatory expert, Etelka Bogardi. At senior associate level, Ruby Kwok focuses on TMT-related regulatory issues.

Hong Kong > Insurance

Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly known for its well-established presence in the warranty and indemnity insurance space, which makes it a popular choice for major insurance and reinsurance companies, banks and other financial institutions seeking assistance with corporate transactions such as M&A. As part of its offering, the team advises on licensing issues, regulatory matters and joint ventures. James Parker, who has extensive experience in advising on restructurings, equity investments and disposals, leads the practice alongside financial services regulation expert Etelka Bogardi. Another key name in the team is senior associate Graeme Mackay, who is well versed in corporate matters and W&I policy issues.

China > TMT: foreign firms

Delivering ‘amazing and timely advice‘, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s Greater China practice stands out for its ability to advise financial institutions on both the technology and regulatory aspects of transactions and projects. It is also sought out for its credentials in cyber breach response and compliance work. Providing ‘commercially-sound solutions‘, Hong Kong-based data and TMT lawyer specialist Anna Gamvros heads the firm’s Asia-Pacific data protection, privacy and cybersecurity practice; Justin Davidson is an experienced IP and technology practitioner; and North Asia fintech leader Etelka Bogardi also leads the firm’s global payments practice.

Comparative Guides

Hong Kong: Insurance & Reinsurance May 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Insurance & Reinsurance laws and regulations that may occur in Hong Kong.