SFC proposes new regulation of virtual assets through licensing of operators of cryptocurrency and other digital asset trading platforms
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The approach of Hong Kong's regulators to the regulation of digital assets continues to evolve. Do crypto currencies constitute a form of money or currency? When do tokens constitute securities? Can derivatives on digital assets constitute futures products? The answers to these questions can potentially trigger a range of different regulatory requirements, including authorization requirements under the Banking Ordinance, anti-money laundering obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance as well as licensing, registration or authorization requirements under the Securities and Futures Ordinance.
Please join us for this lunch time seminar as we outline the regulatory framework and provide our perspectives on how market participants can navigate this complex area of law.
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Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venue: Suite 1007-8, 10th Floor St. George's Building 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
Mr Loh has a wide range of experience advising on securities laws, banking laws and anti-money laundering laws in the context of digital assets in both contentious settings where clients are responding to regulatory enforcement proceedings and in non-contentious settings where clients are structuring and launching new products. He has represented crypto-currency and crypto-currency derivative exchange operators as well as issuers of stable coins and security and utility tokens. He has a strong background in traditional exchange and clearing systems and OTC products advising not only on regulatory issues but the full range of corporate and insolvency law issues.
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