Alan Linning is a partner at Mayer Brown and a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice. He has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and disputes with a focus on financial services regulatory matters and investigations. With the extensive experience gained from his roles in the finance sector as well as with the Hong Kong regulators, Alan is well placed to provide strategic advice and assistance to clients on both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters including civil and criminal investigations and litigation, compliance issues and regulatory policy.

Alan is listed as a leading litigation and dispute resolution and financial services regulatory lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR 1000. He is recognised as an ‘experienced pair of hands and easy man to work with’ (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019). Clients praised his ability to understand, saying he was ‘easy to communicate with and good at identifying potential issues further down the road’ (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018), and clients also benefit from his previous experience as the executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019). Immediately prior to joining Mayer Brown, Alan practised for eight years in another international firm. Before that, Alan headed the Asia regional compliance team of a leading investment bank. He was previously the executive director of the enforcement team of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and was heavily involved in the formulation and implementation of securities legislation for Hong Kong’s financial markets.