BA (Hons 1), MSc (Oxford), MA (Law)(Lond.)
Director, Keel Consulting
Solicitor, England & Wales and Hong Kong
Executive Director LLM(CR) Programme, University of Hong Kong         HKU.hk
Fellow, Asian Institute of International Financial Law                          AIIFL.com
Consultant/Examiner, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute   HKSI.org
Member, SFC Fintech Advisory Group                                                  SFC-Fintech
Member, HKSI Education Committee                                                   HKSI.org

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Syren is a seasoned professional who has worked on numerous corporate, securities and regulatory matters. Prior to establishing Keel he was a senior solicitor in Linklaters, a leading international law firm, and subsequently undertook senior management roles at two leading global investment banks. At Banco Santander he was Regional Head (Asia) of Legal and Compliance. At Société Générale he was Regional Head (Asia) of Transaction Management for Equity Corporate Finance, a responsible officer and SFC regulated investment adviser, and an approved Principal Supervisor for IPO sponsor work.

His experience ranges from representing listed corporations on major deals, to structuring and executing niche transactions in specialized contexts, to regulatory structuring and compliance matters, in Asia and internationally. Syren speaks regularly at industry conferences including on regulatory matters, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, compliance in the financial services industry, and corporate governance among other topics.

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