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Charlotte Robins


Hong Kong

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Charlotte Robins


Hong Kong

Charlotte 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, product offering, regional and global cross border issues, regulatory corporate governance, anti money laundering and data privacy. She has been actively involved in responding to recent regulatory consultations including on client suitability requirements, manager in charge regime and amendments to the SFC Fund Manager Code of Conduct.

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.

Market Recognition

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 notes: Charlotte is a “hard-working” practitioner and a "great non-contentious lawyer” with Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 describing her as “notable practitioner” and “very talented”, with one client citing “I think she’s fantastic. She’s very deliberative in her thoughts, very clear and very practical.

News & insights

Publications: 13 FEBRUARY 2020

Financial Regulatory Focus: Expected Developments in the Year of the Rat

As we move into the year of the rat, we consider some of the key areas of financial regulatory development that are expected this year in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Boat on a river

Publications: 08 JANUARY 2020

Hong Kong insurance market: growth and change

The Hong Kong insurance industry is going through an exciting period of growth and regulatory transition. The current regulatory framework has changed somewhat since the Insurance Authority (IA) took over responsibility for regulation and enforcement of insurers in June 2017.

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Publications: 03 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy’s Fintech group partners with leading fintech community and platform, FINTECH Circle, to co-author the second edition of the FINTECH Bridge Journal

A Fintech Bridge represents a bespoke agreement outlining collaboration between two governments, cooperation between regulatory bodies and connectivity between two markets and ecosystems. This encourages the sharing of information, including emerging trends and regulatory issues, with counterparts and discussions around areas of best practice.1

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Publications: 21 JUNE 2019

Obtaining an SFC Licence: 10+1 things to know

A company applying for a licence from the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) may seem daunting but with careful thought and observation of some fundamental aspects of the SFC’s requirements, a successful outcome can be achieved. Below we have set out our top 10+1 things to know when embarking on the application process.

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Admitted as a Solicitor (Hong Kong), 2002

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 1998