With a focus on financial regulatory matters, Helen Fok advises banks, financial institutions, asset managers, hedge fund managers, alternative trading platforms, and sovereign wealth funds on all aspects of financial regulation. The breadth of her practice includes advising licensing applications and ongoing regulatory matters under the Securities and Futures Ordinance, the Banking Ordinance, and the Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance, and on conduct of business rules, conflicts of interests, product governance, investor classification, suitability, and corporate governance issues, including the implementation of the Hong Kong Manager-in-Charge regime.
Helen has also been involved in a number of client agreements for securities and futures brokers, private wealth managers (with onshore/offshore booking models), fund managers, custodians, and clearing members. Additionally, she has advised on the regulatory aspects of a number of mergers and acquisitions transactions. Helen is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Helen was counsel at another global law firm, resident in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was counsel at another international firm, resident in both its Hong Kong and Beijing offices. While in Beijing, Helen advised offshore investment managers interested in gaining a presence in China, as well as China outbound clients looking to establish overseas investment platforms.