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  Cliff Chow

Of Counsel

Hong Kong

Cliff is a consultant in Allen & Overy’s Litigation and Regulatory Practice in Hong Kong. He has a wide range of experience in financial regulatory matters. He has acted for a number of international financial institutions in significant regulatory, corruption and FCPA investigations involving banking and financial regulators and law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong, US, China, UK and other European countries.

Cliff also has a wide range of experience in financial mis-selling and commercial litigations. He has acted for a number of international financial institutions in court and arbitration proceedings involving disputes relating to mis-selling claims, derivative transactions, commercial disputes and significant debt recovery actions.

Cliff speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.


for an international bank to investigate, and manage the consequences of, an internal fraud on the bank committed by a senior bank staff, and the related regulatory investigations and litigation.

for an international bank on investigations by regulators in multiple jurisdictions, concerning the hiring of individuals who have connections with persons of political and economic influence in the Asia Pacific.

in numerous banking and financial mis-selling litigations.

for an international bank in a SIAC arbitration with respect to commercial disputes involving complex financial products.

for a financial institution on sponsor liability investigation.

for an international bank on regulatory investigations and criminal prosecutions concerning rogue trading by a bank staff.

for an international bank in an investigation in Hong Kong involving allegations of corruption with cross border elements.

banks and regulated institutions on the Hong Kong regulatory "suitability" requirements, including updating their client agreements, and advising them on the relevant sales and suitability assessment processes.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 2011

Trainee solicitor, Hong Kong, 2008

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