Walkers boosts Asia regulatory team with the hire of Marco Lam and Simone Burnett Lanauze in Singapore

Walkers has strengthened its market leading Asia regulatory team with the addition of specialist lawyers Marco Lam and Simone Burnett Lanauze.

Marco Lam joins as a counsel in Singapore and brings more than 10 years' experience as a regulatory lawyer, working for major international law firms, global banks, a major financial regulator and a financial ombudsman. He has experience of onshore practice as a financial services regulation specialist, advising on matters relating to anti-money laundering (AML), compliance and regulatory investigations.

Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, Marco has extensive knowledge of the banking and finance, FinTech, global markets, insurance, and investment management sectors.

Simone Burnett Lanauze joins as a senior associate in the Singapore office having worked for over eight years' as a regulatory lawyer. She has also worked for an international law firm, major banks in Asia Pacific and a financial markets regulator.

Walkers' lead regulatory partner for Asia, Colm Dawson, comments: "We are seeing growing demand for regulatory advice. The addition of Marco and Simone gives Walkers the largest regulatory team in the region advising on offshore jurisdictions. The deep technical expertise and knowledge of the Asian market they bring further expands our regulatory offering and ability to deliver an unparalleled service to our clients. We are delighted to welcome Marco and Simone to the team."

John Rogers, managing partner of Walkers in Singapore, adds: "Continuing to develop and expand our regulatory practice throughout Asia is a key area of focus for Walkers.  We are committed to helping clients respond to developments in the offshore regulatory landscape. Marco and Simone join us as experienced lawyers who will deepen our regional bench of regulatory specialists. They will support our existing team and reinforce our position as the firm best-placed to support clients in Asia."



Andy RandallManaging PartnerT +852 2596 3305andy.randall@walkersglobal.com
Colm DawsonPartnerT +852 2596 3357colm.dawson@walkersglobal.com
Jason HungCounselT +852 2596 3355jason.hung@walkersglobal.com

John RogersManaging PartnerT +65 6595 4673john.rogers@walkersglobal.com

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