Singapore FinTech Festival Seminars

In conjunction with the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018, Latham & Watkins is pleased to invite you to join us for the sessions below. You are welcome to register for one or multiple of the sessions.

The Future of Banking: Digitization, Disruption, and Democratization?

9:00 a.m. Registration and light breakfast
9:30 a.m. Session
10:30 a.m. Networking
11:00 a.m. End 

Join us for a panel discussion focusing on the changing nature of banking services, the channels through which those services are offered, and the global legal and regulatory developments and issues that are affecting these changes.

  • Digitization and virtual banking – how are traditional and challenger banks in APAC and Europe harnessing new technologies to change the way they operate?
  • BigTech in banking – is this a banking revolution or a repositioning of payments platforms and stored value facilities?
  • How are regulators and market participants driving and facilitating change and innovation in the banking sector?
  • Artificial intelligence – use cases in banking businesses. 


Andrew Moyle, Latham & Watkins
Farhana Sharmeen, Latham & Watkins
Yvette Valdez, Latham & Watkins
Simon Hawkins, Latham & Watkins
Stuart Davis, Latham & Watkins
Kieran Donovan, Latham & Watkins
Paula, Li Liu, Executive Director, Singapore, ASEAN and South Asia Regional Programme Head, Standard Chartered Bank 


Big Data – Big Problems?

12:30 p.m. Registration and light lunch
1:00 p.m. Session
2:30 p.m. End

Join us for a panel discussion focusing on how to protect data, one of your most valuable assets, while remaining at the forefront of innovation in the adoption of Cloud and new technologies such as Blockchain. Our expert panel will then be taking a deep dive into the data issues you need to consider, both operationally and regulatory, when rolling out FinTech solutions. 


Fiona Maclean, Latham & Watkins
Farhana Sharmeen, Latham & Watkins
Dr. Eliza Mik, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU
Alexander Hendry, Latham & Watkins 

U Can’t Touch This: Tokenization of Assets and the Future of Fundraising

4:00 p.m. Registration and light refreshments 
4:30 p.m. Session
5.30 p.m. Networking
6:00 p.m. End

Join us for a panel discussion focusing on the regulatory and market developments driving the growth of new platforms to issue and trade cryptographic tokens that are representations of real world assets, like shares and real estate.

  • Tokenized securities issuance and trading on blockchain-based platforms – how much of the news is hype and how much is real?
  • Differences between ICOs and tokenization of securities, real estate and other assets.
  • What are the challenges to the development of tokenized trading platforms?
  • Reviewing the global regulatory outlook for the development of trading platforms for tokenized assets 


Stephen Wink, Latham & Watkins
Simon Hawkins, Latham & Watkins
Stuart Davis, Latham & Watkins
Daren Frankel, Director, ConsenSys
Laurence Van der Loo, Senior Manager, ASIFMA 
Joyce Lai, Legal and Technology, ConsenSys

Networking Drinks supported by WEB

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 

Following the program, join Latham and fellow industry peers for drinks and small bites hosted by our Women Enriching Business (WEB) committee.

We encourage you to extend this invitation to other colleagues in your network who are interested in creating productive business relationships and supporting the long-term success of women. 

Please register to attend.

For questions, please contact Samara Mahbubani.  

November 15, 2018

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