Kwah Chee Hian

Senior Associate


Chee Hian is a financial services regulatory specialist. He advises banks, securities brokers, asset managers, payment services providers, insurers and fintech companies on a broad range of regulatory matters, including licensing advice and applications, structuring of regulated and non-regulated businesses, drafting of T&Cs, business conduct rules, product marketing and offering rules, outsourcing and risk management controls, sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance. He has extensive experience in helping clients with various Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) licence applications, such as capital markets services licence, financial adviser licence, and payment institution licence (including digital payment token service).

On the contentious front, Chee Hian also advises financial institutions on internal investigations, regulatory enquiries, and enforcement actions relating to breaches of anti-money laundering regulations.

Chee Hian graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore, where he was awarded the Lo Hwei Yen Memorial Scholarship and a variety of book prizes. He is admitted to practice law in Singapore.