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Allen & Gledhill LLP

ONE MARINA BOULEVARD, #28-00, SINGAPORE 018989, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6890 7188
Fax:
Fax +65 6327 3800
Email:
Web:
www.allenandgledhill.com
Singapore, Yangon

Adrian Ang

Tel:
Work +65 6890 7710
Email:
Web:
www.allenandgledhill.com
Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

Financial Regulatory & Compliance, FinTech, Public Policy.

Position

Partner in the Financial Services Department and Co-Head of FinTech Practice and Public Policy Practice.

Career

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

Adrian has been active in the FinTech sphere, being involved in contributing to policy formation and the enactment of FinTech related legislation. Adrian has advised on a variety of FinTech models including equity and debt crowdfunding platforms, P2P lending platforms, online lending intermediary based platforms, online money transfer systems, online payment system providers, robo-advisors, virtual stored value facility providers and initial coin offering structures.

In the sphere of 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 in relation to both private and public consultations.

Adrian is recommended for his expertise in financial regulatory work by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and is noted to be “extremely knowledgeable”, with the ability to navigate “myriad regulations with ease” and balance “technical excellence with a commercial mindset”, as well as going “the extra mile to provide prompt advice when time is of the essence”.

Adrian was called to the Singapore Bar in June 2004. He is also a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales, having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in March 2006. Prior to joining Allen & Gledhill in 2011, Adrian was an Assistant Director with the Capital Markets Department of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and was in legal practice in London and Singapore with a leading international law firm for several years..

Languages

English.

Education

Adrian graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) degree in 2002 and a MA in 2006. He was a College Exhibitioner and a winner of multiple College Book Prizes. In 2003, Adrian graduated top of his cohort for the Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law course administered by the National University of Singapore.


Singapore: Financial services regulatory

Financial services regulatory – Local firms

Within: Financial services regulatory – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP's team provides 'first-class advice' and is 'extremely good value for money'. It handles the gamut of advisory and disputes cases in respect of banking, securities, futures and commodities trading, in addition to advising on the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions. The team also has good links with a variety of regulators. The well-regarded Francis Mok and Karen Tiah jointly head the team and Adrian Ang is 'an excellent lawyer with a first-class mind, who always ensures his clients’ interests are properly protected and is a real pleasure to work with'. Wong Sook Ping is also a name to note. The team advised HSBC and Maybank on the transfer of its retail banking operations from its respective Singapore branches into newly incorporated subsidiaries. It also assisted a well-known UK bank with regulatory issues pertaining to the transfer of its Singapore operations from an existing bank and merchant bank in Singapore to a new bank entity in order to comply with UK ring-fencing regulations.

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