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Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Singapore, Yangon

Karen Tiah

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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

Financial Regulatory & Compliance.




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

Karen is listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Financial Services Regulatory.

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

Singapore: Financial services regulatory

Financial services regulatory – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Karen Tiah - Allen & Gledhill LLP

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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