Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong boosts financial services regulation offering with new partner hire

People August 31, 2017

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the joining of Etelka Bogardi as partner in the firm’s corporate practice. In her new role, Etelka will focus on providing financial services regulation advice.

Etelka joins Norton Rose Fulbright from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), where she was senior counsel. At the HKMA, Etelka advised on all aspects of its operations, including banking conduct and stability, supervision, policy, enforcement, monetary management and direct investment. This included advising on new financial services legislation and its implementation, licensing and authorisation issues, financial market infrastructure, external matters (including co-operation with foreign and international supervisory bodies), sanctions, as well as legal issues relating to the development of the financial infrastructure of Hong Kong.

Prior to her time at the HKMA, she was senior consultant in the finance practice of an international law firm, where she worked on a wide range of finance transactions and regulatory matters.

Norton Rose Fulbright head of Hong Kong Psyche Tai said: “We are pleased to have Etelka on board, she brings with her a strong combination of both technical execution skills and an understanding of regulatory compliance requirements for the financial services sector. Her experience with the HKMA is significant, and will undoubtedly help strengthen our financial services sector offering in the region.”

Raj Karia, head of corporate, M&A and securities for Europe, Middle East and Asia commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Etelka to the corporate team. Her wealth of experience within the financial services regulatory sector will be a great addition to the firm. Our corporate team continues to grow globally and is strategically positioned in leading business and financial markets, enabling us to handle complex, cross- border and multi- jurisdictional transactions.”

Etelka commented: “I am excited to be part of Norton Rose Fulbright’s dynamic global platform. Financial institutions in Hong Kong continue to deal in a highly regulated and complex economic landscape, and the legislative developments and requirements of financial institutions will continue to reshape the industry. Bringing my HKMA experience to bear, I will be able to provide not just more clarity but also a layer of comfort to the Norton Rose Fulbright financial institutions client base. I look forward to playing my part in the continued success of the firm in the region.”

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