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Ian Childs

T: +852 2533 2884 M: +852 6191 5088 Email Ian | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 (Hong Kong) – Regulatory

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 (Hong Kong) – Regulatory

Ian Childs Partner

Contact details

Ian Childs

Ian Childs
Partner

T: +852 2533 2884 M: +852 6191 5088 Email Ian | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

An effective dispute resolution specialist with particular focus and interest in complicated civil litigation, regulatory and criminal litigation.
  • Profile

After careers as senior officer in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, Republic of Singapore Police Force and in security/investigations/AML at the investment bank, JP Morgan (in Hong Kong and Singapore), Ian joined Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong in 2002.

Focusing on the financial sector, Ian frequently advises on contentious regulatory issues and spends a lot of his time involved with investigating allegations of wrong doing and defending those subject to investigation, disciplinary action and/or prosecution by their regulators. Ian is involved in many high profile and complex matters.

Clients like the fact that Ian is legally and evidentially very astute and that he is from a law enforcement background and the obvious tactical advantages this brings them.

Aside of the above Ian has been a commercial litigator for over 15 years handling many types of disputes, including contentious employment issues.

"The exceptionally talented Ian Childs provides highly tailored advice which is relevant to your business needs."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

Awards

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 (Hong Kong) – Regulatory

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 (Hong Kong) – Regulatory

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03 Sep 2020

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