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August 30, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HKT

Overview (Program Summary)

On the back of a bullish cryptocurrency market, and with the promise of a future dominated by non-fungible tokens, Web 3.0 and the metaverse  - many businesses, investors, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts have dived headfirst into these emerging areas.

Amidst the hype and the news – what legal issues are arising from these areas? In this webinar, we will cover some of these issues – including:

  • What are the use cases for NFTs, Web 3.0 and the metaverse and who is getting involved?
  • Who are the key stakeholders to projects in these areas?
  • What are the key intellectual property and commercial agreement issues in these areas?
  • What other legal issues are arising?
  • What's next?


Hoi Tak Leung

Hoi is counsel in Ashurst's Digital Economy practice, based in Hong Kong and working across Asia. He has a wealth of experience on technology and IP-related matters across Asia. He has advised a broad spectrum of clients from international corporations to startups, spanning from TMT to other sectors such as financial services, insurance, entertainment, education and retail.

Hoi’s practice includes advising on:

  • Transaction structuring, contract drafting and negotiations – including outsourcing, procurement, supply and distribution arrangements; technology, intellectual property and content licensing, use and development; launch/expansion of B2B and B2C  technology services; cloud computing, data centre and telecommunications/network infrastructure projects; and BAU commercial agreements.
  • TMT/IP/data-focused M&As, JVs and other corporate transactions.
  • TMT-related issues – including fintech, open data, virtual banking, NFTs and digital assets; cybersecurity; data privacy and big data arrangements; and emerging technologies and businesses (e.g. blockchain, smart contracts, facial recognition, AI and e-sports).

Hoi works closely with the Ashurst Advance team – with a particular interest in bringing to clients legal service innovation in technology (including automation of legal tasks and smart contracts-related developments), processes and resources. He writes frequently, and is regularly quoted by the media, on technology law-related topics.

Hoi has been named by Legal 500 as a Rising Star lawyer, and by Chambers Asia Pacific as a Recognised Practitioner in technology law.


Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00pm

Location: Zoom - Webinar links will be sent upon registration

CPD Points: CPD points have been applied for.  Please note you need to be logged in for the full duration of the webinar to qualify for CPD points. Unfortunately, points cannot be applied for members who join the webinar via telephone link. 




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