About Phillip S. Koh

Phillip Koh concentrates his practice in financial services and asset management matters, advising investment managers and buy-side clients on transactional, regulatory and related issues. He also extensively counsels clients, including cryptocurrency exchanges and dealers, on the developing laws and regulations relating to digital assets and distributed ledger technology.

Financial services offers advice on a diverse range of matters

Phillip advises investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors on the formation, structuring and offering of pooled investment vehicles. He also provides advice with respect to ongoing regulatory and operational matters relating to such vehicles, including compliance obligations under federal securities and commodities laws and regulations. In addition, he counsels financial institutions with respect to potential hedge fund investments both inside and outside of the United States.

He also has extensive experience in the area of digital assets, closely advising cryptocurrency exchanges, dealers and other market participants. He provides advice on various federal and state laws and regulations applicable to digital assets, including state money transmitter laws and other state regulations relating to virtual currency businesses.

Phillip attended law school on a full merit scholarship. While in law school, he was a semifinalist in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. He received the McGuireWoods Best Brief Award and the Paul Hastings Best Oralist Award in this contest.

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Practice Focus

  • Financial services
  • Private funds and investment management
  • Distributed ledger products, services and technology