Ms Karen Tiah > Allen & Gledhill LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Allen & Gledhill LLP
ONE MARINA BOULEVARD
#28-00
SINGAPORE 018989
Singapore

Work Department

Financial Regulatory & Compliance

Position

Partner

Career

Karen specialises in regulatory issues affecting the financial services industry. She advises banks, insurers, brokers, fund managers, payment services providers and other financial institutions on various regulatory issues, and restructurings and products. Karen also assists in coordinating industry responses on the impact of changes to the various regulatory requirements.

Karen joined Allen & Gledhill in 2001, after being with the legal department of the Singapore Exchange for five years.

Karen graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree in 1993 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1994. She also holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge, where she was in residence at Wolfson College in 1998/1999.

Languages

English.

Education

Graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree and holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge, where she was in residence at Wolfson College in 1998/1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Karen TiahAllen & Gledhill LLP

Rated for its ‘depth of institutional knowledge of regulatory matters and strong relationship with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)‘, Allen & Gledhill LLP is seasoned in the full array of financial services laws and regulations. Its diverse client roster – which features leading domestic and international financial institutions  – recurrently turns to the team for advice on the financial regulatory aspects of transactions, licensing issues and conduct of business requirements for banking, money lending, exchanges, trading platforms and commodity trading, to name a few. The practice often takes on an active role in consultation processes for new regulations and legislation in this space, and showcases further strength in contentious regulatory matters, compliance and investigations. Co-heads Francis Mok and Karen Tiah specialise in regulatory issues affecting the financial services industry. Commercial litigator Aaron Lee leads on investigations involving money-laundering, market misconduct and corporate governance. The firm is also recognised for its ‘ability to address a wide range of legal issues in the fintech space‘, ranging from venture capital investments, data protection, intellectual property and litigation. Highly regarded partner Adrian Ang, who possesses in-depth knowledge of financial regulatory matters, oversees fintech-related work with Alexander Yap, who is regularly retained by venture capitalists, emerging fintech companies, start-ups, blockchain firms and tech service providers.