Urszula McCormack

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Urszula McCormack is one of Asia’s leading blockchain and financial regulatory lawyers, with a focus on emerging technologies and financial crime. In 2018, she was recognised as a Financial Times Top 10 Legal Innovator of the Year.

Urszula advises global banks, custodians, regulators, multilaterals, virtual asset issuers, new DLT developers, payment providers, market makers, asset managers and other innovators on new products, compliance and licensing. 

Urszula’s work in this arena covers:

  • blockchain-based virtual assets;
  • payment technologies;
  • financial services licensing;
  • digital platforms, including SVFs, OTC desks and exchanges;
  • custody solutions; and
  • eKYC / KYC utilities and digital identity projects.

Spanning these areas, she advises on privacy regulation, digital transformation and algorithmic design.

Urszula is a member of the SFC Fintech Advisory Group, Co-Chair of the Fintech Association Policy & Advocacy Committee and a member of the ASIFMA Fintech Working Group and Global Digital Finance KYC Working Group. She is regularly called on to brief financial regulators and transnational bodies.

Urszula is admitted in Australia, England & Wales and Hong Kong, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with ACAMS.


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