Latham & Watkins
Simon Hawkins is counsel in the Hong Kong office of Latham and Watkins. Mr. Hawkins' is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force. His practice focuses on financial regulation, including licensing matters, prime brokerage arrangements, securities dealing, financial market regulations, intermediary and distribution arrangements, product development and structuring, and FinTech. Mr. Hawkins also advises on the regulatory aspects of capital market and M&A deals involving financial institutions, and he has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating bancassurance arrangements. Mr. Hawkins was recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer in Hong Kong: Regulatory by The Legal 500 2018 and Top 200 FinTech Influencer in Asia by FinTech Asia and Lattice80. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Hawkins worked in the London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong offices of a leading international law firm.