Mr Francis Mok > Allen & Gledhill LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Financial Regulatory & Compliance

Position

Co-Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department and Co-Head of the Financial Regulatory & Compliance Practice

Career

Francis is Co-Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department and Co-Head of the Financial Regulatory & Compliance Practice. He specialises in financial regulatory issues.

He regularly advises banks, securities, futures and derivatives dealers, exchanges and clearing houses, insurers, fund managers, fintech firms and payment services providers. His expertise also includes the structuring and documentation of derivatives transactions.

He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1997 and joined Allen & Gledhill in 1998.

Languages

English.

Education

Graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree (First Class)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Francis MokAllen & 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.

Singapore > Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Local firms

(Leading individuals)

Francis MokAllen & Gledhill LLP

Covering a wide range of innovative financial products and structures, Allen & Gledhill LLP is highly sought after for advice on the entire spectrum of structured finance matters, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded derivatives. With broad capabilities in regulatory, compliance and tax issues in these spaces, the team is regularly retained as Singapore opinion counsel by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Debt capital markets specialist Margaret Chin has considerable experience in asset securitisations, while financial services regulatory expert Francis Mok is proficient in the structuring and documentation of derivatives transactions. They jointly lead the department alongside Yeo Wico, whose strong experience in corporate finance extends to securitisation and structured finance. Islamic finance, convertible bonds, and asset securitisation are some of Magdalene Leong‘s core areas of activity.