Fintech Special Focus 2018

  • Testing the waters

    Maria Sagrado and Yanuar Pribadhie, of Makarim & Taira S., discuss the country’s central bank’s regulatory sandbox initiative for fintech players

  • Firm but fair

    Yuri Suzuki and Takafumi Ochiai of Atsumi & Sakai look at efforts made by the financial and tax regulator to tackle digital currencies

  • Cashing in on a new customer base

    Jake Robson and Nick Davies from the Singapore office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, highlight how joint ventures or strategic M&A can often be the most effective way to roll out and scale up a fintech product offering in multiple jurisdictions in southeast Asia

  • Work in progress

    Joon Young Kim, Seung Jae Yoo and Bomi Chen, from Kim & Chang provide an overview of regulations for distributed ledger technoloy, blockchain and smart contracts

  • Cracking down

    Hyun Koo Kang and Yongsoo Yoon of Lee & Ko provide an overview of the Korean government’s interventionist stance

  • Stepping forward

    Soonghee Lee and Jae Ryun Cho from Yoon & Yang analyse new Financial Services Commission guidelines implemented in January 2018 that aim to regulate cryptocurrencies and anti-money laundering

  • Getting ready

    Andrew Zammit of GVZH Advocates looks at the coming wave of legislation currently in bill form before the Maltese government that will to set out a framework for virtual currencies and initial coin offerings

  • Prudent legislating, Swiss-style

    Daniel Flühmann, Eric Stupp, Peter Hsu and Rashid Bahar of Bär & Karrer look at the steps taken by Swiss regulators to lay down a framework for the fintech sector

  • Dismantling barriers

    Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Daniel Haeberli and Urs Meier of Homburger look at Swiss regulatory breakthroughs for initial coin offerings and other fintech structures

  • Fintech and the accelerator culture

    Nadim Bardawil of DIFC-headquartered BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates weighs up incubator programmes and legislative pressures chasing fintech development