Grace Chong

Head of Financial Regulatory (Singapore), Gibson Dunn

Grace Chong is a strong advocate for digital innovation and critical infrastructural transformation. She has advised banks, exchanges, asset managers and startups across Singapore and Hong Kong on regulatory issues such as banking and payments regulations, implementation of electronic trading platforms, licensing, crypto funds setup, outsourcing, virtual banking, corporate acquisitions, and data protection and security.

She has been consistently named as one of Singapore’s top 10 FinTech lawyers and is highly ranked in Chambers FinTech 2022, with clients noting that she “is very savvy and shares her knowledge of the MAS and market trends” and “is very pragmatic and always comes forth with sensible and realistic propositions, after an in-depth understanding of our requirements and objectives. She is a real asset to have on our side.” Further, she is recommended in Financial Services Regulatory for Singapore by The Legal 500 2022 guide which notes that she “is one of the best crypto regulatory lawyers in Singapore and is very responsive and personable.”

Ms. Chong is an elected board member of the Singapore Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups (ACCESS), has worked with the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) to draft best practices for the development of fintech and for digital asset exchanges.