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Cissy Ko


Cissy Ko is a commercial technology and financial regulatory lawyer. She is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales.

Cissy’s practice covers a wide array of commercial, transactional and technology-related matters, with her current focus on distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications, cryptocurrency and virtual asset regulations. She also has experience in central bank digital currency (CBDC), digital payments and data privacy matters.

Cissy advises clients in both the public and private sector, ranging from governmental authorities, tech giants and leading banks, to fintech start-ups.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the High Court of Hong KongSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advising a government authority on the establishment of a legal framework to regulate virtual assets.
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed company on its issue and distribution of security tokens backed by a real estate located in Hong Kong.
  • Advising various financial services companies on local regulatory compliance obligations, including but not limited to applying for licences from the Securities and Futures Commission.
  • Advising a statutory authority on the legal feasibility of issuing CBDC in Hong Kong.*
  • Advising a statutory authority on the set-up of a cross-border payment corridor (leveraging DLT) with another jurisdiction's central bank to enhance and facilitate the ecosystem for cross-border payments.*

* Denotes experience from previous firms

    • English
    • Chinese (Cantonese)
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • City University of Hong Kong, PCLL
    • BPP University Law School, LPC

    • University of Bristol, LL.B (Hons)