Lawyer from Major Hong Kong Law Firm Leaves to Lead Risk Management Function at Blockchain NFT Business
Hong Kong law firm ONC Lawyers has lost its technology consultant, Joshua Chu, to Singapore-based metaverse blockchain company Coinllectibles.
Chu moves internally to Coinllectibles, which is publicly traded on the over-the-counter markets in the United States, as chief risk officer.
Coinllectibles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong investment holding company Cosmos Group Holdings Inc., holds and mints collectibles into its proprietary Fusion Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). It helps creators and collectors bridge the gap between physical and digital art, which are backed by smart contracts and legal documents stored on the blockchain.
At ONC, Chu worked on cybersecurity investigations, technology and fintech-related litigation, and advised on tokenization projects. With his departure, ONC’s tech team will be led by controversial practice partner Dominic Wai.
In addition to his role at Coinllectibles, Chu concurrently holds consulting positions at OhKims Advisory (HK) Limited, the blockchain and regtech advisory arm of South Korean law firm OhKims Law & Company, and at Hong Kong fintech consulting. ProSynergy Consulting Limited.
Prior to joining ONC as a consultant, Chu practiced with Hong Kong law firms Georgiou Payne Stewien, formerly known as GPS McQuhae, and Robinsons Lawyers. His stints at both companies focused on technology-related disputes.
Before starting to practice law, Chu worked and trained in computers.