Catherine specialises in advising financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory issues.
She has over a decade of experience advising banks, market operators, securities dealers, fund managers, futures brokers, commodity brokers, insurers, money brokers, trust companies and stored value and payment service providers on various regulatory issues. These include: licensing requirements in relation to the offer of financial services and products; ongoing conduct of business requirements, such as outsourcing; and approval and notification requirements in relation to the acquisition, sale and subsidiarisation of regulated entities and businesses, such as banks, fund managers, insurers and moneylenders.
Catherine has assisted numerous clients that wish to establish a presence, or expand their presence, in Singapore successfully obtain the requisite licences. Her experience includes drafting and reviewing terms and conditions and account opening documentation.
She also has experience in advising financial institutions and corporates on OTC derivatives. These include drafting and reviewing of derivatives documentation and providing capacity, netting and collateral opinions.
Catherine also regularly assists clients with the submission of industry comments on a collective basis to regulators on various proposed changes to regulatory requirements.
Catherine joined the Firm in 2006 as a pupil and has been a partner since 2014.