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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

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Publications: 05 FEBRUARY 2021

Singapore consults on a taxonomy for the financing of environmentally sustainable activities

Singapore has issued a consultation paper on a proposed green taxonomy that will, to a large extent, be aligned with the EU’s Regulation EU 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate…

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Publications: 28 JANUARY 2021

A comparative overview of the Hong Kong and Singapore regulatory frameworks for the supervision of insurance groups

The Hong Kong government recently announced that the insurance group-wide supervision framework (GWS framework) will commence on 29 March 2021. The GWS framework will be implemented via the Insurance…

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Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Tracker

Publications: 30 DECEMBER 2020

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Enforcement Actions Trends and Tracker

The SFC's latest annual and quarterly reports highlight the SFC's regulatory work since April 2019 and illustrate some key trends in its enforcement agenda.

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Publications: 23 DECEMBER 2020

Forecasting clearer skies: SFC clarifies approach to external electronic and cloud storage

The use of electronic data storage as a means to store information and documents is increasingly prevalent – generally and amongst licensed corporations. However, regulatory requirements in Hong Kong…

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Admitted as a Solicitor (Hong Kong), 2002

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 1998