Gibson Dunn Adds Regulatory Of Counsel in Singapore

January 25, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Grace Chong has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Singapore office.  As a member of the Global Financial Regulatory Practice Group, her practice will focus on assisting a range of financial institutions, including investment banks, asset managers and virtual asset providers, with their most complex regulatory matters, including licensing and regulatory perimeter issues, conduct of business requirements, regulatory investigations, and regulatory change.

“We extend an enthusiastic welcome to Grace,” said Elaine Chao, Partner-in-Charge of Gibson Dunn’s Singapore office.  “With her experience advising clients on cross-border and complex regulatory matters involving interaction with key regulators of the financial services industry, and her background serving as in-house counsel, including at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Grace will be a tremendous asset to our team in Singapore.”

“Grace will lead Gibson Dunn’s Global Financial Regulatory Practice in Singapore and significantly strengthens our regional offering by adding dedicated Singapore regulatory capability alongside the Hong Kong based team,” said William Hallatt, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Financial Regulatory Practice Group.  “Her arrival enhances our ability to act as a trusted advisor to financial services clients across the Asia-Pacific region.”

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Chong practiced with the Regulatory and Digital Business team at Simmons & Simmons LLP in Singapore and Hong Kong, where she advised banks, asset managers and corporates on regulatory and fintech matters.

Chong is a certified cybersecurity GIAC GLEG, IAPP CIPP/A/E and IAPP CIPM professional and regularly conducts cybersecurity assessments and investigations in Asia.  In addition, she is an International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Fellow of Information Privacy and is part of the IAPP Women Leading Privacy Board.  Chong is a board member of the Singapore Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups (ACCESS) and serves on the ASEAN Advisory Board of the Global Association of Women in Payments.  She is also a member of the AML Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.  She is a member of the Environmental, Social and Governance Working Group in the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and was involved in drafting an ESG Primer for Asset Managers in Asia in October 2020.

Previously, Chong was in-house counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as well as in-house counsel in the Global Internal Investigations Group at the Hong Kong headquarters of a leading multinational bank.

Chong graduated with First Class Honors from University College London.  She is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong.  Chong is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.