ICOs: Moving Forward on Best Practices

Jointly hosted by HKU’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law & the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute

Saturday, 24 March 2018
9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Large Moot Court, 2/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong

Building on recent developments, this half-day conference provides deeper insights to current and emerging industry issues, best practices, and the pathways forward.

Leading practitioners and industry participants directed a seminar plus panellist format grouped around three core themes:

  • Market professionals that advise on ICOs will explore the primary market context and the most important considerations relevant to the issue of tokens.
  • Intermediaries handling cryptocurrencies and tokens will discuss the roadblocks and solutions they are adopting to achieve best practices.
  • Options for moving forward from the current panoply of uncertainties and concerns toward clearer regulatory positioning and investor protection.

Speakers and panellists drawn from key players in the industry include:

  • Henri Arslanian, PwC and Fintech Association of Hong Kong
  • David Tee / Nathan Simmons, ANX / Octagon
  • Sumit Indwar, Linklaters
  • Julia Charlton / Kim Larkin, Charltons
  • Elaine Yuan, Luk Fook Financial Group
  • Gary Tiu, Representing a Private Family Investment Office
  • Douglas Arner / Syren Johnstone, The University of Hong Kong