The Lex Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for C-level executives of prominent firms in Singapore

The Rise of FinTech and its Legal Implications

It is generally accepted that SE Asia presents an excellent potential for FinTech businesses looking for rapid market entry and expansion. It is, however, one of the most challenging areas in which to execute a successful regional growth strategy. The reality seems to be that whilst start-ups have a role to play in spreading innovation and disintermediation of financial services, incumbent financial services providers and consumer-facing businesses, with their extensive existing resources and customer bases are often better placed to execute and capitalize on FinTech trends and regional expansion.

We intend the dinner to be engaging and to help offer new insights and potential strategies for business development heads and their legal functions.

Topics to be explored include:

  • Whether M&A can be more effective than greenfield market entry for overcoming barriers to entry in frontier markets
  • Approaches to distribution partnerships to engineer customer conversion and customer loyalty
  • Reconciling your business’ desire to own a customer and customer data, with your joint venture party’s own competing interests

6:30 pm Arrival of guests and reception

7:00 pm Starters served – Introduction by Ortus and short address from Morrison & Foerster

7:10 pm Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group

7:30 pm Main course served

8:15 pm Discussion brought to a close

8:30 pm Desserts and change of seats

9:00 pm General networking and post-dinner drinks

Whitegrass Restaurant 

Thursday, 25th of October 2018

Whitegrass Restaurant, Singapore

Attended by:

Senior Business Development Manager of Wirecard

Managing Partner of Ventr

Co-Founder & Director of tryb

Country Lead, Business Head of PayPal

Associate General Counsel, Head of Innovation & Technology of AIG

Product Innovation Lead of AIG

Director of Investments of Singtel Innov8

Head of Compliance of Allianz

Head of Insurance of Grab

CEO of Saturday Kids

Head of Global Finance & Strategy of Stripe

CFO & Co-founder of GoBear.com

Co-Founder and General Partner of Leo.Capital

Innovation Lead – Asia of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

Head of Legal, SC Ventures of Standard Chartered Bank

CTO of Rakuten Viki

General Counsel of Lazada

Digital Transformation Director of AXA Singapore

Senior Product & Regulatory Counsel of Oriente

Chief Innovation Officer of MetLife

Hosted by:

Jess CirciThe Lex Dinner