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Hagen Rooke

Hagen Rooke

Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Hagen Rooke has extensive experience advising on financial regulatory matters. His practice covers a broad range of areas, including financial services licensing and approvals, conduct of business and regulatory change projects. His clients include banks, payment services firms, digital asset exchanges and dealers, capital markets intermediaries, funds and fund managers, exchanges, proprietary trading houses and commodity groups.

With extensive experience of engaging with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and other regulators, and of practising in Asia and Europe, Mr Rooke provides strategically valuable advice and has a unique understanding of the international issues and synergies that are relevant to clients.

Leading a practice in Singapore that has a particular focus on FinTech, payment services and digital assets, Mr Rooke has a wealth of experience in matters relating to digital asset exchanges, dealers and custodians, e-money issuance, money transfer and remittance services, merchant acquisition and payment systems. He is a sought-after adviser, speaker and writer on matters relating to distributed ledger technology, blockchain platforms, tokenisation and DeFi (decentralised finance).

Chambers Fintech describes Mr Rooke as ‘an experienced financial regulatory lawyer developing an increasingly high-profile reputation in Singapore’s FinTech market, with cryptocurrencies and digital assets forming a key focus’. Clients have also commented that “His advice has always been practical, sharp, commercial and technically sound. His knowledge of our space is second to none and he is deeply involved in current digital asset-related regulatory discussions and developments, which allows us to stay up to speed with the fast-changing legal and regulatory landscape”.


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