Financial services regulatory specialist makes partner at HSF

Alice Molan previously served as a partner at Walkers' law firm in Hong Kong

Financial services regulatory specialist makes partner at HSF

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has strengthened its financial services regulatory practice in Melbourne with the addition of Alice Molan as a partner.

In her new role, Molan will advise clients in the banking, non-bank lending, payments and fintech sectors on Australian and offshore banking regulatory matters, alongside partner Charlotte Henry and senior consultant Tony Coburn.

Prior to joining HSF, Molan was a partner at Walkers in Hong Kong for over three years. Her practice involved advising on regulatory compliance obligations, drafting internal compliance policies, reviewing investor-facing documents, and representing clients in regulatory investigations. She also served as a senior associate at King & Wood Mallesons’ Melbourne and Hong Kong offices.

“I am delighted to be joining the market-leading FSR team at Herbert Smith Freehills,” Molan said. “As the financial services sector continues to grow and innovate, it is exciting to be back in Australia, and I’m looking forward to assisting clients navigate regulatory requirements.” 

Molan is the latest Australian partner to join HSF following the appointments of financial services and superannuation experts Maged Girgis and Andrew Bradley, tax veterans Toby Eggleston, Nick Heggart and Ryan Leslie, and technology law specialist Cameron Whittfield in the previous months.

“We’re delighted to welcome Alice to Herbert Smith Freehills,” said Carolyn Pugsley, HSF managing partner for corporate and the regional head of practice for corporate in Australia. “Our banking and financial services clients will benefit from her combination of international and local experience, and her ability to offer commercial advice on complex legal and regulatory issues.”

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