Hannah Cassidy

Reed Smith (Hong Kong)
Lawyer (Partner)

Hannah is a contentious regulatory partner who also advises financial services clients on regulatory policy and compliance. She leads the award-winning Financial Services Regulatory practice in Hong Kong.Hannah helps international and regional financial institutions with contentious regulatory cases and cross-border investigations involving, for example, systems and controls breaches, anti-money laundering failures and insider dealing. She has particular expertise in advising clients on the conduct of high profile board-led, independent investigations, particularly in relation to culture and conduct. Hannah’s team regularly leads discussions with regulators on behalf of the financial services industry in relation to regulatory reform initiatives. This includes working closely with leading industry bodies, including ASIFMA and AIMA. Hannah also regularly advises clients on regulatory developments, including in relation to licensing, senior management accountability and fintech. She is leading the firm’s thought leadership efforts in the Asia-Pacific region on benchmark reforms, including the litigation and regulatory risks arising from IBOR discontinuation. Hannah is described as a “key name in contentious regulatory work” and was recently ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” (Legal 500). Hannah is a co-chair of the firm’s Global Banks Sector Group, sits on the Advisory Committee of Women in Finance Asia and regularly speaks on industry panels

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William Hallatt, Hannah Cassidy, Frederick Good, Adelaide Luke The Hong Kong Competition Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration and the exchange of information on competition issues in the securities and futures industry


On 28 April 2020, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration and exchange of information, particularly in respect of competition issues in the securities (...)

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