Blockchain

16Nov2022

Legal Update: Developments in virtual asset regulation in Hong Kong

In this snapshot legal update, we report on various announcements and policy updates announced during Hong Kong FintechWeek in respect of virtual assets (“VA”). On 31 October 2022, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued a circular on virtual asset futures exchange-traded funds (“VA Futures…Read More

24Aug2022

Pádraig Walsh is an Asian Legal Business Super 50 TMT Lawyer for 2022

This past year, the Tanner De Witt TMT team advised on the full range of common TMT issues, including licensing, technology procurement and integration, subscription service arrangements, virtual asset regulation, data protection, cyber, telcom regulation, and venture capital and corporate transactions. We thank our clients…Read More

06Jul2022

The new licensing regime for Virtual Asset Service Providers: The Amendment Bill

The long-awaited Virtual Asset Service Providers (“VASP”) licence regime is coming closer with the Hong Kong government gazetting the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Bill 2022 on 24 June 2022 (“Bill”). We reported on the key points of the consultation and the conclusion (collectively,…Read More

29Jan2021

Key Points in the FSTB Consultation Paper to the new licensing regime for VASPs

The Financial Service and Treasury Bureau released a consultation paper on 3 November 2020, proposing amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (Chapter 615, Laws of Hong Kong)(“AMLO”) to introduce a licensing regime for virtual asset services providers (“VASP(s)”). River Stone, Pádraig Walsh…Read More

29May2020

Key project team members for a Security Token Offering

Security token offerings (“STO”) are a next-generation financing model that combine the benefits of blockchain technology with traditional fund raising.  As with any fundraising exercise, conducting an STO can be stressful.  The stress is increased as the novelty of STOs makes the process more opaque. …Read More

04Nov2019

Pádraig Walsh moderates panel at ITechLaw 2019 Conference in Dublin

Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh was recently in Dublin to attend the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)‘s 2019 European Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Held over three days at The Shelbourne Hotel, the conference featured sessions on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data privacy and many more topics…Read More

05Jul2019

Pádraig Walsh records Meet the Member podcast with PrivacyRules

Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh recently joined PrivacyRules, the only worldwide alliance with a holistic tech & legal approach to privacy matters. To celebrate his membership, Padraig recorded a ‘Meet the Member’ podcast with PrivacyRules’ Alessandro Di Mattia. In the podcast, Pádraig and Alessandro  explore…Read More

25Feb2019

Tanner De Witt to host Hodl A Drink: the Blockchain Week Edition

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting the Blockchain Week edition of Hodl A Drink, a monthly networking meetup organised by Crypto IB. The meetup will be held at our office from 7pm on Tuesday 5 March; it is an official side event…Read More

12Nov2018

Padraig Walsh speaks at MaGESpire event “The STO Supremacy”

Corporate and Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh spoke at an event hosted by Blockchain Venture Development & Education firm MaGESpire on “The STO Supremacy”. Held on Friday 9 November at  Garage Society, the event attracted a full house of FinTech enthusiasts. About MaGESpire MaGESpire is a Blockchain…Read More

29Oct2018

Tanner De Witt hosts first edition of TDW Tech Talks

On Thursday 25 October 2018, an audience of nearly 60 gathered in our office to attend the inaugural edition of Tanner De Witt Tech Talks, a series of events hosted by Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh.  The topic of the talk was “Tokenising the ever-changing…Read More

19Oct2018

Padraig Walsh speaks at ZegalCon 2018

Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh spoke at a ZegalCon 2018 seminar alongside Brian Elders, Founder of Crypto IB. Pádraig and Brian’s seminar was titled “Decoding Blockchain: Challenges and Opportunities from a Legal Perspective”, and presented the angle of a  conversation between a blockchain business owner and an…Read More

16Oct2018

Tanner De Witt Tech Talks: Tokenising the ever-changing world: Best practices in ICO

For our inaugural Tanner De Witt Tech Talk, we have a panel comprising: Brian Elders, Founder, Crypto IB Kevin Loo, Chief Strategy Officer, Crypt AM Loic Engelhard, Founder, PrivateMarket Technologies Pádraig Walsh, Partner, Tanner De Witt (moderator) Date: Thursday 25 October Time: 6:30 pm to…Read More