Hannah Cassidy

Partner, Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia
Herbert Smith Freehills

Hannah is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She trained with Herbert Smith Freehills in London and is based in Hong Kong.

Hannah helps financial institutions, listed companies and their senior individuals on high stakes cases involving. She has particular expertise in advising clients on the conduct of high profile board-led, independent investigations, particularly in relation to culture and conduct.

Hannah’s team regularly leads discussions with regulators on behalf of the financial services industry in relation to regulatory reform initiatives. This includes working closely with leading industry bodies, including ASIFMA and AIMA.

Hannah also regularly advises clients on regulatory developments, including in relation to culture and conduct, senior management accountability, virtual assets and operational resilience. Hannah is a co-chair of the firm’s Global Banks Sector Group, is a member of Women in Finance Asia and regularly speaks on industry panels.