Natalie Curtis (2019 Annual)

Partner, Singapore
Herbert Smith Freehills

With more than 14 years’ experience, Natalie leads Herbert Smith Freehills’ financial services regulatory practice in Singapore.

Having practised in four jurisdictions, she has developed a good understanding of the regulatory regimes and challenges that apply to financial institutions, including asset managers, operating in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Natalie has extensive experience advising on non-contentious financial services regulatory matters such as licensing, senior management accountability, conduct, anti-money laundering (AML) regulation and compliance, suitability and the cross-border and local impact of regulatory change. She also advises fintech clients, including in relation to robo-advice, cryptocurrency exchanges, payments and acquiring business and initial coin offerings.

Natalie’s  contentious experience includes advising clients on internal and regulatory investigations and enforcement relating to insider trading, conflicts of interest, employee conduct issues, systems and controls breaches, IPO sponsorship conduct, misleading financial advice fees, mis-selling and breaches of AML regulations.