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Katherine Liu

T: +852 2533 2717 M: +852 6193 5227 Email Katherine | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Katherine Liu Senior associate

Contact details

Katherine Liu

Katherine Liu
Senior associate

T: +852 2533 2717 M: +852 6193 5227 Email Katherine | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Being a member of the regulatory compliance team and focusing on financial services sector, Katherine has advised financial services clients on a wide range of issues such as regulatory compliance, commercial and employment law issues for more than 10 years. She is known to be able to give precise and commercially sound advice.
  • Profile
  • Services

Her clients include financial services providers (such as banks, brokers, financial advisers and fund managers) and financial services users (such as borrowers, investors and issuers). She has acted for various banks and financial institutions relating to their establishment of securities-related or money lending business in Hong Kong and advised them on their on-going operational and compliance issues. She also advises on financing and refinancing transactions.

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Finance

Financial business licensing

Advising what regulatory licences are needed for banking, lending broking, advisory and other financial services businesses and obtaining those licences.

Financial product authorisation

Advising how financial products may be marketed and obtaining any regulatory authorisations needed.

Financial services compliance

Advising on compliance with financial services laws, regulations and codes and assisting with investigations by regulatory bodies.

More: Regulatory compliance

Lender side

Structuring, documenting and negotiating secured and unsecured financings of all kinds for banks, money lenders, funds and other lenders.

Borrower side

Negotiating secured and unsecured financings of all kinds for financial institutions, corporates, individuals, funds and other borrowers.

Finance asset sales and mergers

Advising buyers and sellers of loans and other finance assets including providing guidance on mergers of financial institutions.

More: Finance

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