Counsel, Financial Regulation
Latham & Watkins
Simon Hawkins is a counsel in the Hong Kong office of Latham and Watkins. Mr. Hawkins’ practice focuses on financial regulation, including licensing matters, prime brokerage arrangements, securities dealing, financial market regulations, intermediary and distribution arrangements and product development and structuring. In addition to financial regulation, he has broad expertise in FinTech, which extends across payments and stored-value, cryptocurrencies and digital assets, token offerings, and digitization projects.
Mr. Hawkins also advises on the regulatory aspects of capital markets and M&A deals involving financial institutions, and he has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating bancassurance arrangements.
Mr. Hawkins was recently named a Top 200 FinTech Influencer in Asia by Fintech Asia and Lattice80, and is also noted as an Up and Coming Lawyer for non-contentious regulatory work in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific, and as a Next Generation Lawyer for regulatory work in Hong Kong by The Legal 500.