Webinar: COVID-19 and the Acceleration of Digital Payments and Financial Services in Asia-Pacific – Opportunities and Challenges (Part 4)

Event Highlights


In the last instalment of our APG (ASEAN Plus Group) Fintech webinar series, we are delighted to bring you insights on how COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of Digital Payments and the digital transformation of Financial Services in Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

APG (ASEAN Plus Group) is a group of full-service and well-established law firms in Asia, with strong local knowledge and international expertise. The group functions as a bridge for our clients to venture regionally with confidence. APG provides clients direct access to 14 lucrative markets in the region, including Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Together our APG team is not only attuned to the nuances of working in Asia, but also possesses the added perspective and expertise of an international firm.


Hear from our partners from these jurisdictions:


  • Overview of Financial Technology
  • Existing Regulatory Framework
  • Government Initiatives for Financial Inclusion
  • COVID-19 Continuing Consequences on Digital Payment


  • Overview of Financial Technology including Digital Payment
  • Digital Payment Changes during COVID-19 – Opportunities and Challenges
  • The future trend of FinTech


  • FinTech market during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Overview of policies and legal framework of FinTech
  • Main legal requirements for digital payment and financial services
  • Future of FinTech and challenges


Meet Our Moderator


Aaron Lee
Of Counsel
RHTLaw Asia

Aaron Lee is a law graduate of the National University of Singapore and has 20 years’ experience in international and business law, policy-making and government relations, in both the civil service and financial institutions.  His career included 14 years in governance and regulatory compliance (including responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region) for European banks in Singapore.  He has been appointed expert witness in a number of court cases involving banks and financial crime.  Since 2017, he has advised fintech companies in the payments services sector.


Meet Our Speakers


Paul Rodulfo B. Imperial
Villaraza & Angangco
(V&A Law)

Paul is a Partner at Villaraza & Angangco’s (V&A Law) corporate and commercial law department. He has extensive experience working with Fintech companies and advises on regulatory issues associated with technology in financial institutions. Paul has assisted various companies in their entry into the Philippine market and has guided clients on regulatory issues relating to online payment platforms, e-commerce, virtual currency, electronic banking services, issuance of electronic money, and online financing and lending activities.


Picharn Sukparangsee
Founding Partner
Bangkok Global Law Office Limited (BGL)

Picharn Sukparangsee (“Picharn”) is the founding partner of BGL, and is one of the leading lawyers in Thailand in respect of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions transactions, securities, banking and finance, taxation law and financial technology law.  


Mai Thi Ngoc Anh
RHTLaw Vietnam

Ngoc Anh has experience in various sectors such as investment, merger and acquisition, corporate and commercial work and finance-related matters. She has assisted clients in different businesses with restructuring, drafting contracts and giving comprehensive advice on commercial and investment activities and other compliance issues in Vietnam, from the pre-licensing to the post-licensing stage.


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