Overview (Program Summary)
Blockchain has gained popularity and prominence through virtual currencies but its applications are far greater than that, with tokenization poised as the next wave of financial disruption. The importance of virtual assets and its pivotal role in the future of finance is increasingly being recognized by regulators across the globe and the behemoths of traditional finance alike. In this webinar, we will look at the regulatory landscape in Hong Kong, key market trends and the outlook for the emerging frontier of virtual assets.
Joy Lam, Sidley Austin LLP
Joy is a Partner of Sidley Austin LLP based in Hong Kong and leads the development of Sidley's Hong Kong practice focused on the intersection of FinTech and Blockchain with investment funds and asset management.
Joy's practice focuses on advising clients within the virtual assets ecosystem in Hong Kong. This includes advising on the structuring and offer of tokenized funds and non-fund tokenised offerings; advising on the complex and rapidly evolving regulatory requirements for issuing, and managing investments in, virtual assets; and advising on the regulatory requirements for operating exchanges for the secondary trading of virtual assets.
She acted on the first open-ended and closed-ended tokenised fund launches in Asia. She was named the May 2020 Lawyer of the month by IFLR1000 for her work on the first tokenised fund in Asia to feature cryptocurrencies as an asset class. She has also advised a leading virtual assets client on securing the first approval from the SFC of an actively managed virtual assets fund that permits subscriptions and redemptions to be effected in kind.
Joy is recognized in Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 as “Up and Coming” in investment funds. Joy has also been featured among the“Rising Stars – Investment Funds” by Expert Guides in 2020 and was previously named a“Rising Star” by Law360 in its 2018 annual report that recognizes the “top legal talent under 40” who are practicing at a level “usually seen from veteran attorneys.”
Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Webinar links will be sent upon registration
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