Hill Dickinson appoints Jonathan Goacher as partner as it expands Singapore regulatory practice

Hill Dickinson has announced the appointment of Jonathan Goacher as a partner, as it expands its regulatory practice. He will be based in the firm’s Singapore office and will conduct the practice across Asia.

Jonathan is a regulation specialist with around 20 years’ experience at global law firms in Asia. He is primarily known for his expertise in the insurance sector. He joins the firm from DWF, which has announced the closure of its Singapore office.

Jonathan advises on a broad spectrum of regulatory matters, including data privacy, senior manager regimes, US. and other trade sanctions, anti-bribery & anti-corruption laws, regulatory compliance, licensing, capital and solvency requirements, regulatory consents and employment laws. He also conducts anti-bribery/anti-corruption investigations. Coupled with this, Jonathan has substantial experience of guiding regulated businesses through the process of establishment in Asia, whether that be organically or by mergers/acquisitions, including dealing with local regulators.

Andrew Lee, the head of Hill Dickinson’s Singapore office comments: “Jonathan joins us at a time when growth of our Singapore office is once again accelerating rapidly and we are expanding our practice to meet increased demand from clients. Regulation in this region is growing and becoming more challenging, and his combination of international expertise and local experience in this area will ideally position us to assist our clients. Jonathan’s presence significantly bolsters and diversifies our current offering, and marks the next stage in our growth. His capabilities will be a real asset to us.”

Commenting on his new role, Jonathan said: “Many view Asia as an engine for growth, and multinational clients increasingly understand that regulation now has international and local layers. I am delighted to join Hill Dickinson, as an international law firm with an established base in Asia, at this exciting juncture. I know the firm already counts many insurance organisations as clients, and I have seen the firm’s practice broaden considerably in recent years to encompass a broad range of commercial legal services. The opportunity to be part of the team that takes this growth forward to the next level is tremendously exciting.”

Hill Dickinson’s Singapore office was established in 2009 and provides its clients with access to a significant range of contentious and non-contentious services.