Hong Kong partner Joy Lam was named “IFLR Lawyer of the Month – May 2020” for the Asia-Pacific region. The list recognizes lawyers with impressive work or career developments in the month. Joy was recognized for her work in the establishment of a tokenized Bitcoin-themed quantitative fund, which was the first actively managed hedge fund in Asia to be tokenized and the first tokenized fund in Asia to feature cryptocurrencies as an asset class.
Joy is a partner in the Investment Funds group and focuses primarily on investment funds. Her practice covers a wide range of investment fund formation transactions, including real estate funds, tokenized funds, private equity funds and hedge funds, as well as related corporate transactions. Joy also advises clients within the virtual assets ecosystem in relation to tokenized funds, other non-fund tokenized offerings, and on the complex and rapidly evolving regulatory requirements for managing investments in virtual assets and operating secondary exchanges for virtual assets.
Joy has been featured among the “Rising Stars – Investment Funds” in Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides for 2020 and Joy was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in its 2018 annual report that recognizes the “top legal talent under 40” who are practicing at a level “usually seen from veteran attorneys.” Joy was also recognized by IFLR1000 2019 as a notable practitioner in the Hong Kong investment funds area.