James Comber

Counsel at Ashurst LLP

James Comber

James Comber

Counsel at Ashurst LLP

Biography

James is a counsel in the Hong Kong dispute resolution team. His practice is dedicated to advising clients on complex regulatory, financial and commercial disputes. He has particular expertise in contentious regulatory matters and has acted for various major financial institutions, asset managers and brokerages in investigations conducted by the Securities and Futures Commission, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Commercial Crime Bureau and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. James also regularly advises on tax litigation matters for corporate clients.

James was recognised as "a promising individual" for regulatory matters in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2014 edition.

Examples of his recent work include:

* Advising a European bank on the Hong Kong aspects of its global investigation into LIBOR misconduct.
* Acting for a bank in respect of an Independent Commission Against Corruption investigation into listed derivative warrants.
* Acting for a brokerage responding to Securities and Futures Commission investigations related to its algorithmic trading platforms and short-selling obligations.
* Acting for an investment bank in mis-selling litigation related to foreign exchange derivatives.
* Acting for clients in disputes with the Inland Revenue Department related to whether sales and manufacturing profits were taxable in Hong Kong.

James is admitted in Hong Kong and New Zealand.

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Counsel
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Ashurst Australia Services Pty Ltd. is an Australian private company that provides legal services.

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Allen & Overy Legal Services, a subsidiary of Allen & Overy LLP, is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides legal services.

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