Future Of Fintech In Asia

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Banking & Finance

Future Of Fintech In Asia.


21 August 2020


Asia Pacific Legal Updates

We have launched a series of live webinars on the Future of Fintech, focusing on Asia. Thank you to all who joined us for the first four episodes. It was a pleasure to host you.


Due to the popularity of the series and the rising trend of fintech in Indonesia, we are adding in another session on Recent Fintech Developments in Indonesia.


To join live, please register and save the calendar invite to your diary. The calendar invite includes your access link for the live session. Recordings from the previous episodes are available on demand.


Moderated by:  Mark Robinson (Asia Head of TMT, Singapore)

Run time: 45 minutes per episode


Episode 1 – Riding the digital bank wave

Date: 28 July 2020, 11.00am SG/HK Time

Speakers: Natalie Curtis (Singapore), Harry Evans (Singapore), John Ling (Kuala Lumpur)


Episode 2 – Ventures and partnership structures

Date: 4 August 2020, 11.00am SG/HK Time

Speakers: Vik Tang (Jakarta), James Gong (Hong Kong), Matthew Wentz (Singapore)


Episode 3 – Data driven joint ventures

Date: 11 August 2020, 11.00am SG/HK Time

Speakers: Gitta Satryani (Singapore), James Gong (China), Nang Su Wai (Singapore)

Episode 4 – Payments platforms

Date: 18 August 2020, 11.00am SG/HK Time

Speakers: Natalie Curtis (Singapore), Harry Evans (Singapore), Michelle Virgiany (Jakarta)


Episode 5 – Digital assets

Date: 25 August  2020, 11.00am SG/HK Time

Speakers: Natalie Curtis (Singapore), Vicky Man (Hong Kong), Becky Chung (Hong Kong)

Episode Summary:

Regulators in Asia have been increasingly focused on strengthening the regulatory framework for buying, selling, exchanging and investing in digital assets, seeking to address concerns such as unlicensed activity, investor protection, safe custody and know-your client requirements. In this episode, our speakers will look at some of the recent developments in this space and share their insights on the opportunities and challenges they present.

Episode 6 – Recent fintech developments in Indonesia

Date: 1 September 2020, 11.00am SG/HK Time

Speakers: Vik Tang (Jakarta), Teguh Arwiko (Jakarta), Michelle Virgiany (Jakarta)  

Episode Summary: 

Indonesia’s fintech sector has seen accelerated growth in recent years, and we are witnessing increasing depth in the level of competition and collaboration between players, particularly involving payment and lending activities given their central role in the digital economy. In this webinar, we will discuss: (1) the innovative ways in which collaboration is implemented in the Indonesian fintech sector by various players, from established financial institutions, Indonesian conglomerates, e-commerce and other digital platforms, to fintech companies; (2) types of M&A and joint venture activities that we have been seeing in the market and how these are being affected by external factors including Covid-19; and (3) key regulatory and policy developments in Indonesia that may shape the sector in the future. 

If you have any questions about this webinar series please contact Theresa Canlas.







Please register here.

We will then send you an email with a link to join the webinar and confirmation of your log-in address.


If you have queries about the webinars or the registration process please contact [email protected].




This webinar will be recorded so please register and you will automatically receive a link to the recording when it is ready.

All Herbert Smith Freehills webinars are recorded and are available for you to listen to again. Please contact [email protected] for a full list of archived events.






Click here to select which webinar topics you receive


What is a webinar?

· A webinar is an online seminar delivered to your desktop or mobile device.

· Please use the 'test your system' link to ensure you are able to view the webinar.

· The webinar is recorded so you can watch again. If you are unable to listen to the live event, register anyway and you will receive a link to the recorded version when it is available.

· The webinar is interactive and we welcome questions from our audience. Use the Q&A tool in the webinar player to send your comments to the speakers.

· Check the Resource List for a PDF copy of the slides and other relevant material.

... and the benefits to you

· Keep up-to-date with topics of emerging importance.

· Hear our experienced speakers from across our global network without leaving your office.

· Participation in webinars contributes to your Continuing Competence. Further guidance can be found on the resources list.

· Webinars, both live and recorded, can be accessed on any device


herbert smith Freehills


For further information, please contact: 


Mark Robinson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

[email protected]