Jane McBride
Jane McBride

Jane McBride

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9213

Jane McBride

Partner

LOCATION:
Hong Kong
DIRECT:
+852 2825 9213


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Jane leads the firm’s Licensing, Compliance & Regulatory team, a core part of Deacons' award winning financial services practice which is the market leader in Hong Kong in terms of its size, depth of client base and the range of funds established. She has extensive experience in regulatory compliance work across the region, having held a number of in-house corporate positions as well as roles in private practice law firms before joining Deacons.

Jane primarily focuses on SFC licensing and compliance work, in addition to handling a wide range of securities, regulatory, contracts and M&A related matters.

Jane is qualified in Hong Kong and holds a BA (Hons) and LLB from the University of Queensland.  She is widely recognised as a leading lawyer within the industry and has received several accolades from prominent legal publications.

Assisted one of the largest financial asset management companies in China which has one of region’s biggest IPO listings in 2015 and its group companies in obtaining the SFC’s approval to become substantial shareholders of two licensed entities.

Obtained new SFC corporate licenses for some of the largest new hedge funds in Hong Kong.

Acted as the Hong Kong legal advisor to one of the largest PRC private equity managers, handling 12 new SFC substantial shareholder applications, and advising on regulatory due diligence.

Assisted leading international investment management group and its electronic futures trading platform to obtain authorisation under Part III of the Securities and Futures Ordinance as automated trading services providers. The authorisations permit them to conduct marketing activities in Hong Kong in relation to their exchanges and the products traded on those exchanges.

Memberships

Vice-chair, Finance, Legal and Tax Committee, Australian Chamber of Commerce

Member, Hong Kong Regulatory Committee, Alternative Investment Management Association

Education

L.L.B., University of Queensland, 1989

Master of Literary Studies, University of Queensland, 1987 

BA (Hons), University of Queensland, 1986 

Accolades

Jane is recommended as a leading lawyer in the area of Financial Services Regulatory in the IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading International Business Law Firms (2011 -2014 and 2016 - 2017 editions).

Jane is also recommended in the regulatory and investment funds section in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009 – 2016 editions). 

Acknowledged as a leading lawyer for Financial Services in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide (2010 - 2019 editions).

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