My practice focuses on advising clients within the virtual assets ecosystem in relation to virtual asset funds, tokenized funds, non-fund tokenized offerings and the regulatory requirements for providing infrastructure that services the virtual assets ecosystem. I also advise on a wide range of traditional fund formation transactions including private equity, real estate and hedge funds and related corporate matters.
I was named a “Rising Star” in asset management by Law360 in its 2018 report that recognizes the “top legal talent under 40” who are practicing at a level “usually seen from veteran attorneys”. I am recognized as "Up and Coming" in Investment Funds by Chambers 2021 and I was named a "Rising Star" in 2022 by China Business Law Journal as one of 20 young elite lawyers from international firms engaged in China-related business.
Representative transactions include advising:
• Knight Dragon on the tokenization of economic interests in building 4 of the Upper Riverside development, at the heart of its landmark Greenwich Peninsula project.
• Animoca Ventures on the establishment of a crossover digital assets fund with a focus on the metaverse and web3.
• Huobi Asset Management on SFC approval to manage 100% virtual asset portfolios and the launch of 5 virtual asset funds including tokenized funds.
• Axion Global Asset Management on SFC approval to manage 100% virtual asset portfolios and launch of the Smart Beta fund.
• MaiCapital on SFC approval to manage 100% virtual asset portfolios and a tokenized, bitcoin-themed, quant fund - Asia's first tokenized open-ended fund and the first actively managed cryptocurrency fund by an SFC-licensed manager.
• A fund manager on Asia's first closed-ended tokenized fund.
• Symphony Digital on the establishment of a DeFi fund investing in liquid and illiquid yield farming opportunities.
• GameFi Ventures on the establishment of a VC style fund investing in GameFi.
Publications and presentations include:
• "The Evolution of Digital Asset Fund Strategies" 2022
• "Crypto for VC Funds" with Animoca Brands, Alvarez & Marsal for HKPEFA, 2022
• "Real Estate STO Whitepaper" with Deloitte, HKBitEx and Colliers, 2021
• "Yield Farming, Crypto Punks and Aspencoin: What’s Next in Virtual Assets?" 2021
• "Real Estate Tokenization" 2020 with KPMG, Colliers and Liquefy, 2020