JOSEPHINE LAW focuses her practice in both registered fund transactions and financial services regulatory advice. Josephine regularly advises on global payment and fintech regulatory matters representing both international corporations and start-up companies. She also has significant experience in establishing domestic funds, listing exchange traded funds on the Singapore Exchange, registering both domestic and offshore funds for retail distribution, and registering funds for restricted offers to accredited investors.
Josephine frequently advises on the establishment and licensing of fund management clients, as well as handling license applications with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She also regularly advises on financial services regulatory issues relating to payment systems, stored value facilities, remittance business, credit cards and merchant acquiring, as well as regulated products and services under the Securities and Futures Act and Financial Advisers Act. Her experience includes advising both offshore and onshore financial institutions, including fund management companies, trustees, banks, broker-dealers, financial advisers, and payment service providers on Singapore licensing and regulatory compliance issues, such as advising on licensing requirements and exemptions, regulatory approvals for restructuring and change in control, cross-border marketing of regulated services and products and offering safe harbor exemptions, advertising rules, outsourcing requirements, derivatives reporting issues, anti-money laundering and disclosure of interests in listed securities.
Josephine has been recognized as a leading individual in Investment Funds by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Singapore (2016 – 2021). In the 2021 edition of the guide, Chambers notes that Josephine is “very flexible and business-oriented.” In the 2018 edition of the guide, clients appreciate Josephine for her technical knowledge, with one client describing her as "a walking bible on all the rules.” The 2016 edition of the guide acknowledged Josephine as a “regulatory expert” with considerable experience in registered funds in particular, and “clients think highly and speak well of her.”
Josephine was also recognized as a “global leader” in Private Funds: Regulatory by Who's Who Legal (2021) and included in the Singapore chapter of The Best Lawyers (2020 – 2022). Josephine was named as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Private Equity Law category by the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Singapore. She was also recognized as a “next generation lawyer” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Singapore (2018).