Karen specialises in regulatory issues affecting the financial services industry. She advises banks, insurers, brokers, fund managers, and other financial institutions on various regulatory issues, and restructurings and products. Karen also assists in co-ordinating industry responses on the impact of changes to the various regulatory requirements.
Karen is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific for Banking & Finance: Regulatory, where she “is highly regarded as a regulatory specialist”. One client commented that she understands their business very well and is able to give commercially attuned advice. Karen is also listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Financial Services Regulatory.

Karen joined Allen & Gledhill in 2001, after being with the legal department of the Singapore Exchange for five years.

Karen graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree in 1993 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1994.  She also holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge, where she was in residence at Wolfson College in 1998/1999.