Francis is Co-Head of the Financial Services Department at Allen & Gledhill. He specialises in regulatory issues, in particular, financial services and commodities regulations.

He regularly advises banks, financial institutions, investment banks, securities dealers, futures brokers and fund managers. His expertise also includes the structuring and documentation of derivatives transactions.

Francis is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific for Banking & Finance: Regulatory, where he is described as “well known for his work in the area of financial services and commodities regulations” and “clients and peers alike confirm his leading position in the market, explaining that his regulatory knowledge and proactiveness are second to none’”. Francis is also ranked Band 1 in Chambers Asia-Pacific for Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives and is lauded by a client as “the leading authority on Singapore regulatory matters and derivatives”. He is listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Financial Services Regulatory. 

Francis graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree (First Class) in 1996. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1997 and joined Allen & Gledhill in 1998.