Jason Chan

Partner, Howse Williams
Jason’s practice focuses on non-contentious financial regulatory advice, investment fund and virtual assets. Jason regularly advises on a diverse range of ongoing compliance, legal and regulatory matters related to the financial services industry in Hong Kong, including regulated activities, cross-border fund and services activities and marketing, data protection, professional investor regime, disclosure of interests and anti-money laundering (AML). He also has experience assisting financial institutions on licensing applications with the Hong Kong Securities and Future Commission (SFC). Jason also advises on a wide range of private fund formation transactions, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, crypto funds and tokenized funds. He also has experience in advising clients on the establishment, authorization applications and ongoing compliance obligations of SFC-authorised retail funds and ETFs. Jason is one of the few lawyers in Hong Kong who has practical experience advising on the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape for participants in the virtual asset ecosystem and a variety of virtual asset projects. He assisted a fund manager in securing one of the first regulatory approvals from the SFC to manage 100% virtual asset portfolios, as well as establishing cryptocurrency funds and tokenized funds. Before joining Howse Williams, Jason worked at the funds and financial regulatory teams of various international law firms. He trained at Clifford Chance Hong Kong.