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 at Wirecard
Managing Partner at Ventr
Co-Founder & Director at tryb
Country Lead, Business Head at PayPal
Associate General Counsel, Head of Innovation & Technology at AIG
Product Innovation Lead at AIG
Director of Investments at Singtel Innov8
Head of Compliance at Allianz
Head of Insurance at Grab
CEO at Saturday Kids
Head of Global Finance & Strategy at Stripe
CFO & Co-Founder at GoBear.com
Co-Founder and General Partner at Leo.Capital
Innovation Lead (Asia) at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)
Head of Legal, SC Ventures at Standard Chartered Bank
CTO at Rakuten Viki
General Counsel at Lazada
Digital Transformation Director at AXA Singapore
Senior Product & Regulatory Counsel at Oriente
CIO at MetLife

Hosted by:

Jess CirciThe Lex Dinner