Jacqueline C. Y. Choi

Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Bank Regulatory, Consumer Financial Services


Jacqueline C.Y. Choi is a senior associate in the Hong Kong office of Mayer Brown's Banking & Finance practice. Jacqueline has assisted banks, financial institutions and businesses in Hong Kong on a broad range of regulatory issues, having worked in private practice law firms as well as a major financial institution in Hong Kong as legal counsel. She advises on banking, securities and data privacy regulations on a regular basis.

Jacqueline has also previously advised on various leveraged finance and banking transactions across Asia.


  • Assisting financial institutions in setting up banking, loan, securities and other regulated businesses, including review and preparation of standard client documentation (such as Terms and Conditions, standard form agreements and account opening documentation) and providing advice on the relevant licensing and regulatory implications, including advising on the interpretation of the Banking Ordinance and codes, guidelines, modules and circulars issued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
  • Advising financial institutions and corporations in other industry sectors (such as land developers) on issues relating to data privacy laws and regulations, and review and preparation of related documentation (such as Personal Information Collection Statement, Privacy Policy Statement and various agreements).
  • Advising clients on the regulatory and contractual implications of digital businesses in respect of regulations for payment systems and stored value facilities, money service operations and money lending.
  • Assisting clients with ongoing compliance requirements, including advice in connection with enquiries by regulators.


  • Columbia Law School, LLM
  • The University of Hong Kong, LLM
  • The University of Hong Kong, PCLL
  • University College London (University of London), LLB


  • Hong Kong


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Adjudicator, Registration of Persons Tribunal of Hong Kong
  • Chairperson of Panel, Appeal Panel (Housing) of Hong Kong
  • Chairperson, Starfish Charitable Foundation 
  • Member, Emergency Relief Fund Committee of Hong Kong
  • Panel member, Appeal Board on Closure Orders (Immediate Health Hazard) of Hong Kong