William Hallatt

Herbert Smith Freehills

William is a partner with over a decade of experience in advising clients in Hong Kong, Europe and the UK on financial regulatory matters, both in an advisory and a contentious context. His clients comprise investment banks, wholesale and retail banks and other financial institutions, including private wealth managers, hedge funds, investment managers and private equity firms.

William has broad experience of advising on a range of regulatory topics, which include firms’ governance structures, senior management accountability, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance, systems and controls, market misconduct, fintech, cyber-security and conduct of business matters. He has deep contentious expertise and regularly advises on high profile enforcement proceedings brought by regulators including the Hong Kong SFC and the HKMA, and has also conducted numerous internal investigations for financial institutions.