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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on businesses, companies have started to focus on navigating the medium- to long-term implications of this crisis. While disruption may pose challenges, we have also seen how various sectors are embracing and accelerating digital transformation as a way to achieve operational efficiencies and meet business demands during this time.

To prepare you for the next wave of changes, these recorded webinars bring together a panel of legal practitioners who share practical insights into legal issues that impact your businesses, particularly in the consumer goods and retail, financial services and healthcare and life sciences industries.

Digital Transformation in Healthcare & Life Sciences

In this webinar, our legal practitioners from across the region discuss the issues you may encounter in developing innovative technologies. We cover the legal and regulatory implications across the full product life cycle such as R&D, collaboration and licensing, telemedicine, product launch and promotions, as well as product liability and risk management in case of an adverse event.

Speakers: Marcia Lee, Ren Jun Lim, Christina Macasaet-Acaban, David McCredie, Clement Ngai, Toby Patten, Paolo Sbuttoni, Seck Yee Chung and Ryosuke Tateishi

 

Digital Transformation in Financial Services

This webinar delves into current market conditions and relevant regulatory updates, explores how digital transformation may further accelerate in the financial services sector, and talks about potential challenges and opportunities for industry players in the medium- to long-term period.

Speakers: Jiro Toyokawa, Stephanie Magnus, Bill Fuggle, Masato Honma, Hao-Ray Hu, Karen Man, Kullarat Phongsathaporn and Sue Wan Wong

 

Digital Transformation in Consumer Goods & Retail

This webinar reflects on new technologies transforming consumer goods and retail businesses today such as e-commerce and supply chain planning tech (including blockchain and IoT). We also discuss key legal considerations for CG&R businesses undergoing digital transformation, including commercial, tax and data compliance issues.

Speakers: LokeKhoon Tan, Simone Bridges, Cahyani Endahayu, Kurt Haegeman, Jonathan Isaacs, Divina Ilas-Panganiban, Adrian Lawrence and Paolo Sbuttoni

 

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Marcia Lee is a Special Counsel in Baker McKenzie Hong Kong office.

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Ren Jun is an associate principal of Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow. Ren Jun extensively represents local and international intellectual property-intensive clients in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, such as anti-counterfeiting; civil and criminal litigation; commercial issues; regulatory clearance; and advertising laws. Ren Jun also advises on a wide range of issues relating to the healthcare industries. These include regulatory compliance in respect of drugs, medical devices, clinical trials, health supplements and cosmetics; product liability and recall; and anti-corruption. Ren Jun is currently a member of the Firm's Asia Pacific Healthcare ASEAN Economic Community; Product Liability and Regulatory Sub-Committees.

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Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban is a partner, and the head of the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, the Healthcare Industry Group, and the Competition Focus Group, in Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International. She is a member of Baker & McKenzie International's Asia Pacific Healthcare Steering Committee, and the Asia Pacific Competition Steering Committee. She has 19 years of experience advising and representing multinational corporations on domestic and cross-border transactions.

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David McCredie is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie and member of the Australian Dispute Resolution, Product Liability and Healthcare & Life Sciences Groups.

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Mr. Clement Ngai is a Partner of the Intellectual Property Group in the Shanghai office. He advises extensively on IP issues relating to technology research development in China; particularly for clients in the life science industries such as pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and other regulated sectors. He regularly assists clients in market access, IP licensing, clinical trials, product registration and recalls, and technology transfers in China. Clement is also a seasoned litigator who has handled many high profile IP litigations involving complicated technology. Having worked many years as an in-house legal counsel in US technology companies, Clement understands the internal needs of clients and gives practical advices.

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Toby Patten is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Technology and Healthcare teams in Melbourne. He joined the Firm in March 2005.

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Yee Chung Seck leads the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, IT/C, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Practices in Vietnam. Chambers Global (2014, 2013) and Chamber Asia (from 2010 to 2015) rank him as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate M&A and TMT in Vietnam. He is a member of the Singapore Bar Association and serves as vice president of the Singapore Business Group. He also serves as AmCham's IT/C Sub-Committee Co-Chair. Mr. Seck is fluent in English and conversational in Mandarin.

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Ryosuke Tateishi is a member of the Tokyo Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution groups. Prior to joining https://www.bakermckenzie.com/enBaker McKenzie, Ryosuke worked for Sumitomo Corporation. He is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association and has been a METI-registered management consultant since 2003.

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Jiro Toyokawa heads the Firm's Corporate/M&A practice group in Tokyo and he has over 20 years of experience in legal practice. He has been listed as a leading individual in Japan for Corporate/M&A in Chambers Asia-Pacific for a decade (2010-2020). Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he was a partner at Linklaters.

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Bill Fuggle is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he is a leading adviser in innovative listed investment products, fintech and neobanks, financial services regulatory advice, fund formation and capital markets.

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Masato Honma is a member of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group in Tokyo. He has extensive experience in the areas of Financial Regulations, M&A of financial institutions, PFI/PPP, and Project Finance. He was seconded to the Firm’s London office, and UK and New York branches of Japanese banks. In addition to financial matters of the Group, he handles the Casino Act (Integrated Resort Act), and healthcare and hospital related matters.

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Hao-Ray Hu is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Taipei office. He mainly advises on banking and finance, M&A and corporate matters. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Hu led the Society of Legal Consulting, a pro bono group formed by National Taiwan University law students to provide free legal services to the general public.

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Karen Man is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Financial Services group, leading the non-contentious Financial Services Regulatory practice. Her clients include global, Chinese and local banks, fund managers, brokers/dealers, money service operators and fintech firms. Karen is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, the UK, and Australia.

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Kullarat is a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group at Baker & McKenzie Ltd. She is recognized in banking and finance, securities, derivatives and structured finance, FinTech, e-payment, venture capital, exchange control, anti-money laundering / counter terrorism financing, and financial and tech-related laws and regulations. She leads the FinTech team at the Bangkok office. Kullarat has assisted the largest and fastest growing companies in and outside Thailand on matters related to the use of technology and digitalization in financial markets, including both money and capital markets.

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Sue Wan Wong is a partner in the Corporate, Commercial & Securities Practice Group of Wong & Partners and she also drives the Firm's fintech practice. Chambers FinTech Legal ranks the practice as the sole Band 1 firm in Malaysia and lists Sue Wan as a Notable Practitioner. She was recognised as a Notable Practitioner for M&A in 2020 and 2021 by IFLR1000, having previously been named as Rising Star in 2018 and 2019. She is also ranked as a Distinguished Practitioner for Corporate and M&A since 2020 by Asialaw Profiles, which has also recognised her expertise in Labour & Employment and Insurance & Reinsurance previously. Sue Wan was named as Woman Lawyer of the Year in 2018 by Asian Legal Business, and was recognised in 2015 in their inaugural The ALB 40 Under 40 list which showcases the brightest legal minds in Asia. Sue Wan is a member of the US-ASEAN Business Council (Financial Services Committee) and she was the former Secretary of the Fintech Association of Malaysia.

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Loke-Khoon Tan is a partner and head of the IPTech Group in Hong Kong and China. He is currently on the Global Firm’s Steering Committee for the Consumer Goods & Retail (including Luxury and Fashion) Industry Practice. He is also on the Steering Committee for the regional IPTech Group. Mr. Tan is the author of various IP publications including the trilogy of "Pirates in the Middle Kingdom: the Art of Trademark War" books. Mr. Tan is an active member of the Firm's Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee focusing on LGBT. As an integral part of the Firm's Corporate Social Responsibility Program, the Committee has broad oversight for the strategic development and implementation of the Firm's diversity activities. Mr. Tan was also complimented in Chambers Asia Pacific 2020. It reads: "Head of department Tan Loke-Khoon is highly praised by clients, with one stating: 'He's extremely kind, intelligent and has a very strong network; he can basically co-ordinate and refer anything anywhere in the world. He puts a lot of potential into every client he takes care of.' He advises on various elements of brand protection strategy including registrations, enforcement of IP rights and infringement litigation. He is particularly experienced in representing clients from the retail and consumer goods sectors."

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Simone is a Partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie, and holds a leadership role on the Firm's Global Indirect Tax Steering Committee. She is ranked by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and is listed as a Women Leader in Tax by the International Tax Review. Simone is also an author and contributor to Thomson Reuters and CCH tax commentary. She has been a guest speaker at University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and is a regular panelist and presenter at Global Taxation Executive Institute events, the Global Tax Disputes Forum and the Asia Pacific Tax conference. Simone is a go-to person for advising companies in the digital economy / tech industry, investing/selling into Australia and managing cross border tax disputes. She has worked on the West Coast of the United States, advising US based multinationals and technology companies on Australian tax issues. She is known for being at the forefront of tax policy and tax law developments, understanding the application to a variety of business structures and supply chains. She has recently been appointed by the Australian Treasury to a group of experts providing input on tax policy and law.

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Cahyani Endahayu is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Her work includes handling the corporate/licensing, compliance and day-to-day work of several of the Firm’s major clients and providing corporate, compliance and advisory support services to other clients in relation to corporate/commercial issues. She has advised a wide range of domestic and international clients across various industry sectors, including pharmaceutical and retail/trading.

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Kurt Haegeman is the global chair of Baker McKenzie's Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Group and a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Brussels office. Kurt is also a member of the Firm's Global Cartel Task Force and European Competition Law Practice Group.

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Jonathan Isaacs heads Baker McKenzie's China Employment Practice. Mr. Isaacs is listed as a leading lawyer for China employment law in various legal publications and has shared insights on labor and employment issues with many publications and media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Reuters, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Voice of America, RTHK, LA Times and Fortune Magazine. He has also co-authored the leading treatise on Chinese employment law in English, Employment Law & Practice in China. He is admitted as a lawyer in the state of New York, USA.

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Divina Ilas-Panganiban is a partner in Quisumbing Torres’ Intellectual Property and Information Technology & Communications practices. She has 15 years of experience in the fields of intellectual property law, commercial law and litigation. She currently serves as the Vice-President and Director of the Philippine Chapter of Licensing Executives Society International. Ms. Panganiban often serves as resource speaker in local and international seminars on IP and IT laws.