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Natalia Momot

FirstCOUNSELLOR (FinTech)

Education

LLM, City of Hong Kong 2016

 

LLB (Hons) Far Eastern Federal University, 2008

Bar Qualifications

Natalia is qualified as a lawyer in the Russian Federation and is registered by the State Qualification Committee

Language Proficiency

Natalia speaks English

Area of Expertise

 

Natalia is trained both as a civil law and common lawyer and is currently seconded* to provide in-house legal support to Fintech sector clients of the Collyer Law Group, through FirstCOUNSEL. Natalia also undertakes a business development role as ‘Head of Russia Desk’ for the Collyer Law Group.

She has wide-ranging experience across many subsectors of the FinTech sector, including peer-to-peer lending, robo-advisory, payments and remittances, personal finance and crypto-currency. Natalia focusses on “business-as-usual” commercial contracts, compliance and business model advisory. Prior to joining the Collyer Law Group, Natalia worked for several years as sole in-house legal counsel and compliance officer for a crowd-funding P2P platform in Hong Kong and Singapore. Her work included advising on all legal and compliance issues of the business of the company, including evaluating the legal framework of the business, assessment of legal risks in cross-border receivables financing, advising on regulatory compliance, AML/CFT and licensing in Hong Kong and Singapore.

 

Before moving to Hong Kong, Natalia was a practicing lawyer in several regions of the Russian Federation for over 10 years, specializing in corporate and commercial practice, as well as commercial litigation and litigation strategy. She was a Deputy Director and Practice Head in a boutique law firm, mainly advising international clients from Asia and the Americas.

 

Natalia loves travelling and exploring new countries, cultures and cuisines.

 

 

• Not registered in Singapore as a Registered Foreign Lawyer

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