Grace has over a decade of experience in advising financial institutions and payments companies on regulatory matters in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Singapore and Hong Kong. A former in-house counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Grace regularly interacts with key regulators, and is closely involved in regional regulatory reform initiatives. 
 
Grace is a strong advocate for digital innovation, investments and critical infrastructural transformation. She is a payments specialist and has advised multinational technology companies, digital assets exchanges and brokers, , and other trade finance and e-commerce companies in relation to licensing and payments services regulations in Asia. Grace sits on the board of Singapore's key blockchain association, ACCESS, and is part of the AML Working Group of Global Digital Finance. 
 
Grace is also an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy, and sits on the IAPP Women Leading Privacy Board where she is the key representative for Asia.

 

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Grace Chong
Of Counsel
Simmons & Simmons JWS