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Georgia Dawson

Senior Partner

Commercial litigation | Investigations | Pro bono | Regulatory and compliance advisory | White collar defence and corporate crime |

Well respected and impressive

Peer quotation, Chambers Global 2016

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About Georgia Dawson

Georgia Dawson, the firm's senior partner, has a background in internal and regulatory investigations, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation, and compliance advice in relation to anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and human rights. She has worked on significant cross-border mandates across a range of jurisdictions in APAC, Africa and Central Asia and is recognised for both her strategic insights and attention to detail on her cases.

As a leader, Georgia champions diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and more generally. She has been recognised on INvolve's OUTstanding Top 50 LGBT+ Ally Executives lists for six consecutive years (2018 - 2023) and by Stonewall as its Global Senior Champion in 2019. Georgia has been named as one of Financial News’ Most Influential Women in Finance (2023, 2022 and 2021) and in 2021 she was recognised as an ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards Woman Lawyer of the Year. Georgia was also named an Innovative Leader in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020. 


Recent work

  • Acting as global co-ordinating counsel for various financial institutions responding to inquiries and investigations by regulatory authorities worldwide arising out of allegations of misconduct in the setting of benchmarks or trading in interbank interest rates, foreign exchange rates and precious metals. The representations involved regulatory investigations in several jurisdictions in Asia.
  • Advising various investment banks and listed companies on investigations and inquiries from various regulators, including the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Representing a financial institution defending a multi-billion-dollar claim in the Thai courts and a telecommunications company in various appeals before the Indonesian courts.
  • Advising various companies on anti-bribery and corruption policies and scenarios, and conducting investigations into allegations of corrupt activities.
  • Advising various companies on crisis management arising from different situations such as employee incidents or data loss, as well as advising on internal or regulatory investigations into alleged misconduct ranging from fraud through to human rights abuses.



  • University of Sydney, Australia (government and history; law)
  • University of Cambridge, UK (master of philosophy in international relations - Chevening scholar)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to practise in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and New South Wales in Australia
  • Registered foreign lawyer in Singapore
  • Registered foreign lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court