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Georgia Dawson

Asia Regional Managing Partner

Disputes, litigation and arbitration, Global investigations

Well respected and impressive

Peer quotation, Chambers Global 2016

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About Georgia Dawson

Georgia is the firm's Asia managing partner and the leader of the Asia dispute resolution practice. Georgia’s practice focuses on internal and regulatory investigations; complex multi-jurisdictional litigation; and compliance advice in relation to anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and human rights.

As a leader, Georgia champions diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. She was named by the Financial Times and Yahoo in the OUTstandingTop 50 LGBT+ Ally Executives lists in both 2018 and 2019 and by Stonewall as its Global Senior Champion in 2019. She was also named an Innovative Leader in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020.

Georgia splits her time between Singapore and Hong Kong.

Recent work

  • Acting as global co-ordinating counsel for various financial institutions responding to inquiries and investigations by regulatory authorities worldwide arising out of allegations of misconduct in the setting of benchmarks or trading in interbank interest rates, foreign exchange rates and precious metals. The representations involved regulatory investigations in several jurisdictions in Asia.
  • Advising various investment banks and listed companies on investigations and inquiries from various regulators, including the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Representing a financial institution defending a multi-billion-dollar claim in the Thai courts and a telecommunications company in various appeals before the Indonesian courts.
  • Advising various companies on anti-bribery and corruption policies and scenarios, and conducting investigations into allegations of corrupt activities.
  • Advising various companies on crisis management arising from different situations such as employee incidents or data loss, as well as advising on internal or regulatory investigations into alleged misconduct ranging from fraud through to human rights abuses.

Qualifications

Education

  • University of Sydney, Australia (government and history; law)
  • University of Cambridge, UK (master of philosophy in international relations - Chevening scholar)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to practise in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and New South Wales in Australia
  • Registered foreign lawyer in Singapore
  • Registered foreign lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court

Publications