Jill specialises in financial services and corporate regulatory and compliance issues, and has been identified as a leading lawyer in legal directories such as Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers and Legal 500. She is named as an External Counsel of the Year in Asian-Mena's annual "Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey 2013".
She shows "exceptional understanding of Hong Kong's regulatory environment, and her relationships with many of the regulatory bodies allow her to provide us with excellent guidance"
Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
She was previously Deputy General Counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and was in-house counsel as Head of the Asia-Pacific Regulatory Advisory Group, Legal and Compliance at Credit Suisse. In addition, Jill has also worked in leading international law firms in Hong Kong. This allows her to provide in-depth and constructive insights into the issues and challenges facing financial institutions and corporations.
Jill's experience compasses all aspects of banking and securities laws and rules affecting listed companies. She is also active in new areas of regulatory scrutiny such as money-laundering, privacy, retail payment systems and competition. She advises on both on contentious and non-contentious issues, and often in both capacities for the same clients; making Howse Williams Bowers' regulatory practice unique in its ability to advise clients from all perspectives.
She has hands-on practical experience in liaising with regulators, advising on regulatory compliance and implementing changes to internal practices, conducting internal investigations and advising on corporate governance. Jill has represented clients, both institutions and individuals, in numerous regulatory investigations and disciplinary inquiries.
Jill is active in publishing books and articles, her most current project being the Commentary and Annotations of the Securities and Futures Ordinance, to be published by Thomson Reuters (new). She is active in the financial services industry in several capacities, participating in the Editorial Board of Hong Kong Practical Guidance (published by LexisNexis and serving on the HKICPA Disciplinary Panel and the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee.