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Charlotte Robins


Hong Kong

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Charlotte Robins


Hong Kong

Charlotte is the Head of Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong Regulatory practice. She acts for a wide range of national and international financial institutions including investment and private banks, asset and wealth managers (including hedge fund and private equity managers and advisors) and insurance companies.

Her practice includes advising on setting up regulated businesses in Hong Kong, on-going compliance with regulatory laws, codes and guidelines and the impact of regulatory change. Some selected areas of expertise include licensing, product offering, regional and global cross border issues, regulatory corporate governance, ESG, anti-money laundering and data privacy. She has been actively involved in responding to regulatory consultations; recent examples include client suitability requirements, manager in charge regimes, amendments to the SFC Fund Manager Code of Conduct and the HKMA regulation and supervision of Trust Business.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 notes that Charlotte “remains a trusted advisor to regional and global banks and investors on a host of non-contentious financial services regulatory matters. ‘Charlotte provided thoughtful, pragmatic and commercial advice and followed it through at all times,’ reports a client, while a second interviewee appreciates her ‘insight into the current approaches and thinking of the SFC’”. Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 reported: Charlotte “is valued for her expert advice on licensing matters, compliance with regulatory regimes and structuring new products. ‘She makes things easy to understand and apply to our business; there's a lot of clarity there,’ a source appreciates.”

Charlotte is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association Regulatory Committee. She is qualified as a solicitor both in Hong Kong and England & Wales.

News & insights

Glass high-rise

Publications: 22 NOVEMBER 2021

EU proposals to regulate third country providers of financial services under CRDVI

As part of the proposed Banking Package (CRDVI), the European Commission has proposed a harmonised EU regulatory framework for third country bank branches.

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buildings sky

Publications: 29 OCTOBER 2021

Greenwashing - key risks and issues in financial services

As appetite in the market for “green” and ESG badged products grows and grows, so too grows the number of legislative and regulatory initiatives intended to prevent or mitigate the risk of…

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Glass building, bridge

Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Global financial regulatory trends related to ESG issues outside the EU

This article provides an overview of the global developments in the regulatory landscape for ESG-matters (with a key focus on 'Environmental') applicable to banks, particularly on reporting,…

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Investigations Insight Ariel view Hong Kong

Blog Post: 27 SEPTEMBER 2021

When is too late? Hong Kong SFC expectations on timely self-reporting

Recent enforcement actions highlight the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) approach to self-reporting under paragraph 12.5(a) of the Code of Conduct for Persons Licensed by or…

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Admitted as a Solicitor (Hong Kong), 2002

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 1998