Jack obtained his finance and law degrees from the University of New South Wales in Australia and has practiced law in Australia and Hong Kong.
After his admission as a solicitor, he worked for international law firms in Australia and Hong Kong practicing primarily in the areas of general commercial litigation and arbitration, including complex companies disputes, financial services litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy related litigation, construction litigation, IP infringement and prosecution, financial regulatory investigations, and corporate and commercial advisory for clients.
Most recently, Jack was also a member of the Investment Products Department at the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, where he gained experience in the establishment and structuring of a diverse range of collective investment schemes including retail funds, UCITs funds and funds related to the Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme. He also provided advice to clients on contentious and non-contentious regulatory and compliance matters in relation to investment management activities and fund operations.
Jack specializes in all aspects of Hong Kong financial services legislation and regulation. He advises on the full range of regulatory issues including ongoing conduct of business issues, regulatory compliance and change implementation, market misconduct, enforcement and investigation matters by regulators and AML. Jack covers all sectors of the Hong Kong financial market (including under the Securities and Futures Ordinance, the Banking Ordinance, the Insurance Ordinance and the Money Lenders Ordinance).
Prior to joining the firm, Jack previously worked at the Enforcement Department within the Listing Division of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He advises on all aspects of investigation and enforcement actions, and is experienced in handling investigations related to breaches of Listing Rules, market misconduct and derivative civil proceedings.
LLM (UNSW), LLB (UNSW), BCom (Finance with Merit) (UNSW)
Hong Kong – July 2011
New South Wales – February 2005
Financial Regulatory Investigations and Financial Services Litigation, Compliance, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration