Georgia DawsonAsia Managing Partner at Freshfields
Georgia is the firm's Asia managing partner. She deals with internal and regulatory investigations, joint-venture disputes, banking litigation, contentious restructurings, and international civil and criminal fraud proceedings.
She also covers associated satellite litigation dealing with matters such as freezing injunctions and asset tracing.
Georgia splits her time between Singapore and Hong Kong. Acting as global co-ordinating counsel for various financial institutions responding to inquiries and investigations by regulatory authorities worldwide arising out of allegations of misconduct in the setting of benchmarks or trading in interbank interest rates, foreign exchange rates and precious metals. The representations involved regulatory investigations in several jurisdictions in Asia.
Advising various investment banks and listed companies on investigations and inquiries from various regulators, including the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Representing a financial institution defending a multi-billion-dollar claim in the Thai courts.
Advising various companies on anti-bribery and corruption policies and scenarios, and conducting investigations into allegations of corrupt activities.
Advising various companies on crisis management arising from different situations such as employee incidents or data loss, as well as advising on internal or regulatory investigations into alleged misconduct ranging from fraud through to human rights abuses.