Baker & McKenzie
Karen is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Financial Services Group, and Global Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Financial Services Regulatory Practice. She focuses her practice on financial services regulations, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Karen is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, as well as in the United Kingdom and Australia. Karen leads the non-contentious Financial Services Regulatory practice, and her clientele includes global, Chinese and local banks, fund managers, brokers/dealers, money service operators and fintech firms. Karen regularly advises these financial institutions on a variety of regulatory, compliance and anti-money laundering matters, including establishment, structuring and operation of various financial services businesses (including private banking, wealth management, brokerage, fund management, foreign exchange), structuring of cross-border operations, development of new product /service offerings, licensing and regulatory inspections by the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, as well as providing advice on financial services M&As and business integration.