Hannah Cassidy

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)

Hannah advises international and regional financial institutions in the investment banking, retail banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance sectors.

Her detailed understanding of UK, EU and Asian regulatory regimes is particularly invaluable to institutions working across international borders.

Working at every level from board to compliance and business teams, Hannah advises on issues such as conduct risk, governance arrangements, individual accountability, mis-selling and complaints-handling.

She regularly works with clients on contentious regulatory cases, including cross-border investigations, involving systems and controls breaches, insider dealing and other issues.

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) released[1] on Nov. 23, 2018 its recommendations[2] on the types of data regulators should be collecting from financial institutions (FIs) regarding compensation…
December 2018
On Oct. 15, 2018, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (Commission) published a decision (Decision) finding that the Code of Banking Practice (Code) is not excluded from the application of the First…
November 2018
Late last month, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that agreement with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to implement the investor identification model for Stock…
September 2018
The Hong Kong Court of First Instance has recently handed down its judgment in Shine Grace Investment Ltd v. Citibank, N.A. and Another (HCCL 28/2008), a case relating to alleged mis-selling of…
August 2018