Insurtech: Trends, issues and insights in Asia

At the Singapore FinTech Festival, Selwyn Lim, Sivapong Viriyabusaya, Abimata Putra and Serene Kan headlined the Baker McKenzie Open Stage Forum titled “InsurTech: Trends, Issues and Insights.” Highlights include insurtech’s growth potential as the next frontier and its impact on the future state of the insurance industry in the region.


InsurTech: Trends, Issues and Insights

Moderator: Selwyn Lim, Local Principal, Singapore

Panelists:
Sivapong Viriyabusaya, Partner (Bangkok)
Serene Kan, Senior Associate (Kuala Lumpur)
Abimata Putra, Associate (Jakarta)

Baker McKenzie co-sponsors the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018
The panel discussion, InsurTech: Trends, Issues and Insights, was one of many events that took place last November during the Singapore FinTech Festival where Baker McKenzie was a sponsor. Baker McKenzie’s cross-practice group of Asia Pacific lawyers attended the biggest fintech event with 40,000 attendees, to join discussions on the most important developments globally, including ASEAN fintech opportunities, cybersecurity, financial inclusion, insurtech, and the future of banking and money.

 

Selwyn's practice areas cover general corporate and financial advisory matters. A particular area of focus is the insurance industry, where he has acted on multi-jurisdictional bancassurance transactions and insurance acquisitions.
Sivapong Viriyabusaya
Sivapong Viriyabusaya joined Baker McKenzie in 2000 after almost two years of working at KPMG Advisory Limited. His areas of practice include corporate law, joint ventures, commercial contracts, insurance law, trade competition, hotel and property development, natural resources and environmental regulations.
Serene Kan is a senior associate in the Corporate, Commercial & Securities Practice Group of Wong & Partners. She has also advised clients on a range of issues relating to corporate commercial, competition, securities and real property law in Malaysia. Serene’s commercial contracting experience includes advising on contracts in relation to outsourcing, services distribution, technology licenses, marketing, product distribution and manufacturing. Her experience includes working on critical commercial contracts in the context of a strategic alliance, including on joint ventures.
Abimata is an Associate in Baker McKenzie's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. He advises primarily insurance companies on mergers and acquisitions (including public M&A), joint ventures and other business alliances (including bancassurance transactions). He also advises financial investors on strategic investments and fundraising in various industry sectors, e.g., digital apps, transportation, healthcare, etc.