Partner

Alan H. Linning

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Bank Regulatory

Overview

Clients turn to Alan Linning for counsel on civil and criminal investigations and litigation, compliance issues and regulatory policy. He has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and disputes, with a focus on financial services regulatory matters and investigations. With the extensive experience gained from his roles in the finance sector as well as with the Hong Kong regulators, Alan is trusted by clients on both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters.

Experience

Represented:

  • A fund manager in Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings and in related civil proceedings brought by the SFC under section 213 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO).
  • A Korean company in section 213 SFO proceedings brought by the SFC in relation to allegations of insider dealing. The case was stuck out.
  • A leading multinational corporation in relation to issues arising from acquisition of a Chinese company, including an internal investigation, and the formulation of responses to regulatory investigations.
  • Numerous Hong Kong-listed companies in investigations relating to allegations of disclosure of false and misleading information, failure to disclose inside information and other forms of market misconduct.

Recognition

  • Global Elite Thought Leader – Investigations – Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Global Elite
  • Thought Leader – Banking – Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR
  • Thought Leader – Business Crime Defence – Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR
  • Thought Leader – Investigations – Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR
  • Thought Leader – Investigations – Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – GIR

Education

  • University of Edinburgh, LLB (Hons)

Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • Scotland

Languages

  • English

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Anti-Money Laundering Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, Financial Markets Committee, The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Member of the HKSAR Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) (2001 to 2014)
  • Convenor of SDT (2014 to 2017)
  • Chairman of the HKSAR Buildings Appeal Tribunal (2011 to 2017)
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