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Simon Clarke

Allen & Overy

Hong Kong, HKG


Simon's practice focuses on special situations – complex disputes of significant financial or reputational risk. His emphasis is on clients in banking and financial services. He has been conducting commercial litigation and managing legal teams in multi-jurisdictional actions based out of Hong Kong for over 22 years.

Simon regularly acts for banks and securities brokerages, market intermediaries and professional service providers in connection with disputes and regulatory investigations pursued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 1990.

Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 1996.

Academic qualifications

BSc, Psychology with Physiology, Macquarie University, Sydney

LLB, Macquarie University, Sydney

Published work

Papers on trends and topical issues, Banking and Finance:

  • Clarke. S, Nye. S (2011) "UK Bribery Act – Impact On Doing Business In China", South China Morning Post
  • Clarke. S, Nye. S (2010) "Beware the brown envelope", IFLR, December 2010/January 2011 edition
  • Clarke. S, Juwaji. A (2010) "Increasing Criminal Enforcement in the Banking Finance Sector", in Banking Today, 53, P35 - 40
  • Quoted in the press: "Companies could get caught in Asia as corruption rules tighten", Reuters News, by Rachel Armstrong, 20 January 2011
Simon Clarke is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Securities Class Actions: A Gathering Storm?, PLC Magazine (August 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Judgment: Secure Capital SA v. Credit Suisse AG (2017) EWCA Civ 1486 (October 6, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Banking Litigation E-Bulletin: Court of Appeal Upholds “No Look Through” Principle in Immobilised Securities Trading (November 7, 2017) - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Matt Bower, Charlotte Robins, Cliff Chow and Viacheslav Iavorskyi, Allen & Overy, Revisiting Cooperation with the SFC—What Does It Now Mean? (December 20, 2017) - Sixth Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2018, Thursday, May 17, 2018
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