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The Practical Issues and Regulations in Digital Asset Industry
Gilbert Ng, Legal Counsel, Huobi Group
Yu Pui Hang, Founding Partner of L&Y Law Office, in association with Henry Yu & Associates
Date: 23 July 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm
Level: I (Intermediate)
For delegates who have prior knowledge of the subject area
Language: English
Fee: HK$ 1,650
Accreditation: 3 CPD pts (Accredited by The Law Society of Hong Kong)
Ref: L19SF05
Venue: Learning Commons Ltd
Room 1602, 16/F,
1 Duddell Street,
Central, Hong Kong
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Presenter's Biography:

Gilbert Ng is one of the few Hong Kong qualified lawyers who has been devoted 100% full time in blockchain and digital asset industry since 2017. He is and was the Legal Counsel of the two largest digital asset exchanges by volume, Huobi Group and OKEx. As an all-rounded lawyer in the digital asset industry, he advises compliance issues, review on ICO projects and responsible for digital asset license applications, and all other legal and compliance works in the industry. He is also experienced in merger and acquisitions of various of projects and companies in the industry, and experienced in dealing with different regulators and enforcement agencies in different jurisdictions in respect of digital assets' licensing and investigations.

Prior to stepping into the digital asset industry, Gilbert was a litigation lawyer handling civil litigation and white collar crime cases. He was also worked in legal and compliance in a private equity firm.

Mr. Yu is one of the founding partners of L & Y Law Office and the sole proprietor of Henry Yu & Associates. He obtained his bachelor of law degree in England and is qualified as a solicitor in both England and Wales and Hong Kong. Mr. Yu has also obtained qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Mr. Yu served as the Deputy Head of Legal Counsel of a major investment bank after he had worked for various international and Magic Circle law firms. Mr. Yu has rich experience in handling legal matters relating to corporate and commercial transactions, IPO, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, financing, fund formation, regulatory, licensing and commercial and shareholders' disputes etc.

Over the recent years, Mr. Yu has developed strong interest in the blockchain industry and his enthusiasm and insightful views have been affirmed widely by various professional bodies. Mr. Yu is a member of the Innotech Committee (formerly known the Technology Committee) of the Law Society of Hong Kong, and has also been appointed as the Hon. Legal Advisor to The Hong Kong Federation of Innovation an Invention, Hon. Legal Advisor to the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia and Hon. Legal Advisor to the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. From time to time, Henry represents the Bitcoin Community at meetings with the Legislative Council Members, The HKMA and the FTSB.

My. Yu currently serves as an independent non-executive director for Amuse Group Holding Limited (stock code: 8545) and Hyfusin Group Holding Limited (stock code: 8512)
 
Outline:

  1. Introduction
    1. What is digital asset and blockchain?
    2. Fiat currency vs digital asset
    3. Introduction to tokens
      1. Utility token
      2. Security token
      3. Stable-coin
    4. What is ICO? IEO? STO ?
    5. Crypto-Jagon
    6. The ecosystem
    7. The major players in the industry
      1. Projects
      2. Exchanges
      3. VC/ Crypto-fund
      4. Users
      5. Conglomerates

  2. Regulatory environment and Development in different Jurisdictions
    1. Hong Kong
      1. SFC
      2. Customs and Excise Department
      3. HKMA
    2. Hong Kong related legislation
      1. Securities and Futures Ordinance - definitions of Securities
      2. Collective investment scheme
      3. Stored value facility
      4. Money Service Operator license under Customs and Excise Department
    3. Hong Kong SFC Sandbox
    4. Singapore
    5. Korea
    6. Japan
    7. US
    8. Europe

  3. Case Studies
    1. Hong Kong SFC enforcement
    2. US SEC
      1. Howey Test
      2. SEC Cases

  4. Issues from Experience - Discussion
    1. The challenges of in the Industry
      1. Fiat channel / banking solutions
      2. Regulations
      3. Audit
    2. Future / Derivatives products
    3. The trend in the industry

 
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