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Maria Sit is a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. She is the Asia head and global co-leader of Dechert’s white collar, compliance and investigations practice. She is a former in-house counsel at the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Ms Sit has expertise in handling investigation and joint investigations by a range of regulatory bodies, both in Asia and elsewhere. These include the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Department of Justice, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Commercial Crime Bureau of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Financial Supervisory Commission (Taiwan). Ms Sit has built her career as a litigator with nearly two decades of experience focusing on complex commercial litigation, fraud investigation, asset recovery actions, insolvency and employment disputes. She has a notable track record representing clients in a broad variety of high-profile cases in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other jurisdictions around the world including the United Kingdom, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.
Ms Sit was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific 2020 report, and singled out individually by the newspaper for significant achievements in a complex global wire fraud.
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