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Simon Hawkins is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department and Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Hawkins serves a leading role in handling the firm's non-contentious financial regulatory work in Asia and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Digital Assets & Web3 Practice.
Mr. Hawkins advises clients on financial regulation, including licensing matters, prime brokerage arrangements, securities dealing, financial market regulations, intermediary and distribution arrangements, product development and structuring, and fintech. Mr. Hawkins also advises on the regulatory aspects of capital markets and M&A deals involving financial institutions, and he has particular experience in structuring and negotiating bancassurance arrangements.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Hawkins worked in the London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong offices of a leading international law firm.