Zhi Feng is a financial regulatory and derivatives lawyer who specialises in financial services laws and regulations.

His practice focuses on advising financial institutions on the regulations affecting their business. He advises a broad range of financial institutions, including banks, fund managers, broker-dealers, market operators, payment services firms and cryptocurrency firms. He has experience in licence applications, the structuring of product offerings, the implementation of policies, processes and frameworks, preparing client documentation, transactions involving financial institutions and regulatory investigations.

He also has expertise in the documentation of derivatives transactions, and advising on netting issues and collateral arrangements relating to derivatives.

Zhi Feng is recognised as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 for Fintech and Financial Services Regulatory in Singapore, and for being “excellent in addressing the client’s questions and good at handling complex issues”.  

Zhi Feng graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He also spent a year at Stanford Law School, where he was awarded an academic prize and several distinctions. He joined Allen & Gledhill after being called to the Singapore Bar in 2014 and has been on secondments with two major banks.

Work Highlights

  • Advising the Singapore Exchange on the launch of Depository Receipts under the DR Linkage with the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
  • Advising on the launch of a regulated stablecoin.
  • Advising ISDA on netting, collateral and regulatory issues relating to derivatives.
  • Advising on the documentation of novel derivatives transactions, including perpetual swaps, Islamic foreign exchange forwards and cryptocurrency derivatives.