RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner (Foreign Lawyer) Erwan Barre was invited to speak at the Financial Times (FT) Asia Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit: Shaping the future of healthcare.
Erwan was interviewed by FT’s Singapore Correspondent on his expert opinion regarding the “Legal implications of health tech”, as health technology is a rapidly growing industry in Asia, with more and more investments across the region. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was the only law firm to be represented at the Summit.
With technological innovations increasingly shaking up the practice of healthcare, this raises legal concerns among stakeholders about intellectual property rights, data privacy, and the legal ramifications of financing health tech products and services, among other issues. He discussed about the legal stumbling blocks for health tech companies, regulators and investors, and shared how the relevant stakeholders can best protect themselves.
The Summit on 25 April 2017 was held in Singapore. Various industry experts from the government as well as private sectors convened to address the latest developments of the transforming healthcare landscape and what the future holds for Asia. Chief Executive Officers, Chief Medical Officers and other senior business and government leaders were invited to examine how initiatives taken today will change the healthcare geography of tomorrow.
The keynote address was given by CEO of Integrated Health Information Systems and CIO of Ministry of Health, Bruce Liang.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has been nominated as a finalist in seven categories by Asian Legal Business Southeast (ALB SE) Asia Law Awards 2017.
The nominated categories are:
Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year
Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Singapore Managing Partner of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
This year's awards mark the brave move of ALB towards transforming the prestigious event into a regional platform to foster friendly ties and mutual support among the finest legal practitioners. New categories and mechanics were introduced to make the contest more inclusive, engaging and truly reflective of the stellar leadership and expertise that have changed and influenced today's legal landscape. The event promises to bring together the elites from the different sectors of the legal profession across the SE Asian region and India, including the crème de la crème from the country awards in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.