Mr Adrian Ang > Allen & Gledhill LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

FinTech; Financial Regulatory & Compliance; ESG & Public Policy


Co-Head of the Firm’s FinTech and ESG & Public Policy Practices


Adrian is Co-Head of the Firm’s FinTech and ESG & Public Policy Practices.

Adrian’s practice encompasses advising clients on regulatory matters affecting the financial services industry including, licensing matters, setting up of payment services, distribution of financial products, outsourcing arrangements and conduct of business requirements.

Adrian has been active in the FinTech sphere, advising on a variety of FinTech models including security token and digital payment token exchanges, services relating to stablecoins and cryptocurrencies (e.g. custodial and non-custodial wallets, trading platforms), digital banks, payment services (including fiat currency e-wallets), robo-advisors, NFTs, equity and debt crowdfunding platforms, P2P lending platforms, online lending intermediary based platforms, and initial coin offering structures.

For public policy, Adrian has assisted with the consideration and roll-out of new policies affecting the financial industry and is frequently involved in the coordination and provision of industry views on policy and regulatory matters for private and public consultations.




Adrian is part of the executive committee of the Singapore FinTech Association, and a member of its Payments Group sub-committee.


Graduated from the University of Oxford with a B.A (Hons) and M.A (Jurisprudence).

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Adrian AngAllen & Gledhill LLP

Described as the ‘pre-eminent firm in APAC for fintech and financial services regulatory matters, Allen & Gledhill LLP‘s practice runs the gamut of contentious and non-contentious work, including licensing and conduct of business requirements for banking, corporate finance and reorganisations in the financial services sector. Licensing advisory work for fintechs and crypto disputes are further areas of expertise for a team that frequently plays an active role in the consultation process for new regulations. Leadership duties are divided between Francis Mok, a practitioner who is described as standing ‘heads and shoulders above his competitors in the regulatory field’, Karen Tiah, who excels in banking and finance regulatory matters, the ‘incredibly helpful’ co-head of fintech Adrian Ang, and fellow fintech specialist Alexander Yap, who is a key contact for data breach matters. Catherine Neo is well equipped to advise on regulatory issues arising from the acquisition of regulated entities. Ensuring a smooth relationship exists between regulators and financial institutions is a staple of Zhi Feng Tan‘s far-reaching practice. Associate Alexander Fong Yi is a further name to note.