The BLCC is co-hosting this event with The German Chamber of Commerce. There are only 5 places available to attend in person, register now!
Regulators around the world keep adjusting their approach on virtual asset regulations. The European Union recently agreed on landmark rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry, whose meltdown has wiped out billions. EU negotiators agreed on a provisional agreement in July, known as MiCA (Markets in Crypto Assets), which is expected to come into force by the end of 2023.
In the US, President Joe Biden signed an executive order in March regarding digital assets, the first time a "whole-of-government approach" was utilised regarding digital assets and intended to protect and promote positive financial innovation whilst putting a stop to malicious use of digital assets, specifically addressing Russia's attack on Ukraine as one of the reasons for the executive order. And on the other side of the Pacific, the Legislative Council gazetted the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Bill in June, introducing more regulations for virtual assets in Hong Kong.
Former SFC-regulator Louie Lee, Jan-Patrik Reimann (both of Ravenscroft & Schmierer), and Florian Spiegl, investor and member of the FinTech Advisory Board of the SFC (Securities and Futures Commission), will provide an overview and further insights into the world of virtual asset regulations, including how the recent developments may affect the market and investors.
This event will run in a hybrid format. Seats for physical participation are limited. Booking priority to members on a first-come, first-served basis.
For attendees joining the event virtually, access link for the webinar will be sent 1 day before the event. The session will be conducted via Zoom.
GIC/GCC is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation. Health precaution and social distancing measures will be observed. This event follows the Government's Vaccine Pass requirement. Only attendees who meet the requirement will be admitted to join this event in person.
To be considerate to others, in person participants are required to take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours before the event.
Masks must be worn throughout the event.
GCC reserves the right to change this hybrid seminar into a completely virtual event depending on the development of the Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong.
Louie has close to 25 years of professional experience as a lawyer who worked in corporate finance departments at major international law firms. In addition to his legal experience as a lawyer, he has almost 10 years of regulatory experience at the Securities and Futures Commission. With the introduction of various regulations, rules and guidelines on virtual assets by the regulator in Hong Kong, Louie and his team at Prosynergy were involved in a number of applications in this regard, including Hong Kong’s only two approved regulated Virtual Asset Trading Platforms (SFC Type 1 and Type 7 licences) and Virtual Asset Portfolio Managers’ applications to the SFC for type 9 licence uplift.
Founder of Evident
Dr. Florian M Spiegl is an innovator, entrepreneur, and executive in financial technology.
He is the Founder and CEO of Evident, an investment platform for alternative assets with a positive impact. Evident’s mission is to connect people and capital to build a better future together. Previously, he co-founded FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based blockchain and trading technology company which was acquired by Toronto-listed Hunter Technology Corp. in 2020.
His earlier corporate career spanned strategy consulting with the Boston Consulting Group in Vienna and New York and wealth and asset management with Credit Suisse in Switzerland, London, and Singapore.
Florian is an active angel investor and advisor to digital and impact-focused ventures. He is a co-founder of the Hong Kong FinTech Association, regular lecturer at Greater China universities and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, and also serves on the FinTech Advisory Board of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. He earned a PhD studying Economics and Political Science in Vienna.
Head of Finance and Compliance at Ravenscroft & Schmierer
Jan-Patrik Reimann is a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), finance executive, strategist and operator with more than 10 years of experience in multiple markets – including Hong Kong, Germany and London. He was originally trained as a compliance consultant working for Fortune 500 companies at The Red Flag Group, acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in 2021, and is the former Regulatory Lead at FinFabrik, a Hong Kong based fintech (financial technology) company, which was acquired by Toronto-listed Hunter Technology Corp. in 2020.
Member Ticket (Physical Participation)
Due to the health regulations in force, capacity is very limited.