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For a little over a year now, the financial sector has been occupied with the need for resilience in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic, but we are now swiftly and surely moving into the reform and renewal stages of recovery. It’s now time to reflect on what is changing as well as the lessons we have learnt so that the financial sector can continue to best serve and support its clients and markets.

Developed in partnership with EyeLevel Communications, our interactive video series on the Future of Financial Institutions provide industry players an outlook on likely post-pandemic trends and key considerations in the areas of regulation, collaborations and digital transformation.

Key questions addressed:

  1. What do you think will be the main long term legacy of COVID-19 on the financial sector? What do you think will likely be the next major trends in Asia Pacific?
  2. What do you think are potential opportunities, risks and challenges for sector players in offering cross-border services?
  3. How will financial institutions’ business model change as a result of continued digitalization in the industry?
  4. Where should sector players focus their efforts to maximize opportunities and reduce risks associated with change management projects?
  5. What are your views on the role of regulations in the rapidly evolving financial services landscape? How can regulators and players find the right balance going forward?


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Future of Financial Institutions

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.


Stephanie Magnus co-heads the Asia Pacific Financial Institutions Group and heads up the Financial Services Regulatory Practice Group in Singapore. Stephanie is ranked Band 1 for FinTech in Singapore by Chambers FinTech 2020. She is also ranked as a Leading Individual for Financial Services Regulatory: Local Firms in Singapore by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. She is recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance: Regulatory in Singapore by Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global 2020. Stephanie was quoted in Chambers Asia Pacific for her "timely, practical and business-oriented" advice, with a "deep understanding of the regulatory regime." She is also recognised as "very business-savvy and brilliant every time," and is admired for her "very strong grasp of the legal issues from both a technical and practical perspective."


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.


Kevin Yuan is senior counsel of FenXun Partners which is a premier Chinese law firm. FenXun established a Joint Operation Office with Baker McKenzie in China as Baker McKenzie FenXun that was approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau in 2015.

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