eSeminar - CPT Bearing

Overview of the Virtual Assets Regulatory Landscape in Hong Kong


This eSeminar is a recorded session of “Overview of the Virtual Assets Regulatory Landscape in Hong Kong” webinar held on 20 May 2024.

The eSeminar provides a thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory aspects governing virtual asset (VA) activities in Hong Kong, covering principles, definitions, and associated risks. Participants will learn about various regulatory regimes, including the requirements, obligations, and potential consequences for intermediaries in cases of non-compliance.


By the end of the eSeminar, you will be able to
- Describe tokenisation and the regulatory framework for virtual assets in Hong Kong.
- Identify exclusions from virtual asset regulations under the Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance (AMLO).
- List the risks associated with investing in virtual assets and categorize different VA products.
- Outline the regulated activities and explain the two-tier licensing regime for Virtual Asset Trading Platforms (VATP).
- Name the enforcement tools and penalties for misconduct in virtual asset activities under relevant regulations


1. Overview of Tokenisation & Virtual Asset Regulations in Hong Kong
2. Virtual Asset Regulations and Exclusions under AMLO
3. Risks and Categorization of Virtual Assets
4. Regulated Activities and Licensing Regime
5. Misconduct in VA Activities

Who should attend

This course is primarily targeted at practitioners carrying out VA-related activities, asset managers, brokers and traders and sophisticated professional investors who may consider investing in virtual assets. It is also applicable to senior management such as responsible officers, managers-in-charge, directors of the licensed corporations and financial institutions.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Rocky MUI
Rocky Mui is Partner at Clifford Chance who specialises in fund establishment, authorisation of funds, licensing and regulatory advice, PRC investment programs (QFI/Stock Connect/Bond Connect/CIBM Direct Access), cross-border mergers & acquisitions and general corporate related work.

Rocky also focuses on Tech / Fintech and has developed expertise in cryptocurrency/blockchain related matters.


Relevant Subject
Type 1 - Dealing in securities
Type 4 - Advising on securities
Type 9 - Asset management
Regulatory Compliance
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00
All Member: HK$230
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$230
Non-Member: HK$460
Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong (HKCSA): HK$320