Both the Hong Kong and Singapore regulators have announced further developments and guidance in relation to the regulation of virtual asset (VA)-related products and services. Hong Kong is proposing to recalibrate its existing legal and regulatory regimes to enable greater access to VA by retail investors, while Singapore has launched consultations on stablecoin-related activities and digital payment token services.

Back by popular demand, part 2 of our panel discussion on virtual asset regulation will be held on Monday, 14 November 2022 from 3pm to 4pm (HKT/SGT).

Our Asia Financial Services Regulatory Partners, Hannah Cassidy and Natalie Curtis, will be joined by Prosynergy Consulting Limited’s Managing Director, Louie Lee, and ARTA TechFin Corporation Limited’s CEO of Blockchain Finance, Simon Au Yeung, to provide an update on the recent regulatory developments, some practical guidance for those looking to obtain a licence, as well as the key messages and highlights from the Hong Kong and Singapore Fintech Week.

Please click here for further information about the webinar and to RSVP.

Participants are encouraged to send across any questions in advance to us by email at


Hannah Cassidy
Hannah Cassidy
Partner, Head of Financial Services Regulatory, Asia
+852 2101 4133
Natalie Curtis
Natalie Curtis
+65 6868 9805


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