Hannah Cassidy

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

Hannah heads Herbert Smith Freehills’s award-winning Financial Services Regulatory practice in Asia. Hannah helps financial institutions, listed companies and their senior individuals on high stakes cases involving, for example, systems and controls breaches, anti-money laundering failures, product mis-selling and insider dealing. Hannah has helped clients in connection with multiple cross-border matters covering Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Korea, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom and Jersey. 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.