Hosted by Morrison & Foerster, The Lex Dinner was set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for C-level executives of prominent firms in Singapore to discuss, debate and share experiences over a fine dining experience.
Our discussions were very much inclusive and involved all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room.
You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram page: @ortus.club. All discussion abide by Chatham House Rules.
Morrison & Foerster grew up in Northern California – in its cities and in the Valley – and today are a leading global technology law firm. Their tech acumen and entrepreneurial spirit, together with their financial services regulatory expertise and capital-raising experience, puts them at the centre of developments in the FinTech sector. Morrison & Foerster’s lawyers provide innovative advice to companies focused on payments, remittances, marketplace lending and digital currencies. Few firms bring together capabilities in each of these areas to help companies to succeed in a fast moving, highly competitive market for technology-driven financial services.
In Asia, the firm’s FinTech practice is strategically based in Singapore and works seamlessly with its teams in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. With over 40 years of collective experience advising financial services and tech clients in the region, Morrison and Foerster’s lawyers are uniquely placed to guide companies through their investments, planning and implementation of commercial collaborations and product roll-outs across the region.
C-level executives of prominent firms in Singapore.
Attendance is by invitation only and complimentary, please register your contact details via the online form and a member of the team will be in touch with you shortly.
FinTech in SE Asia: Navigating the challenges of customer conversion, scale and regulation
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.
The Ortus Club, in association with Morrison & Foerster seek to bring together business leaders who have a strong FinTech focus for an evening of candid conversation around the interrelated challenges of attracting and converting customers, achieving national and regional scale and the necessity of remaining agile in the face of uncertain and changing regulation.
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
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