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.
Chambers Asia Pacific acknowledged Josephine as a “regulatory expert” with considerable experience in registered funds in particular, and “clients think highly and speak well of her.”
Josephine has been recognized as a leading individual in Investment Funds by Chambers Asia Pacific, Singapore (2016-2020) and as a next generation lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Singapore (2018). She is recognized as an “expert” by Who's Who Legal Private Funds: Formation and included in the Singapore chapter of The Best Lawyers (2021).
Admissions & Certifications
- Singapore (Advocate & Solicitor)
- National University of Singapore, LL.B., 2000