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Hogan Lovells to Host Inaugural ASEAN Horizon Summit in Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that its inaugural ASEAN Horizon Summit will be held in Singapore on 18 February 2016. The summit, part of a broader series, will provide a platform for business leaders to explore topics critical to the future competitiveness of the ASEAN region and its attractiveness as a place to do business.

With a population of more than 600 million and a nominal GDP of US$2.31 trillion, ASEAN is a major economic force in Asia and an important driver of global growth. Through consultation with leading market participants across a range of sectors Hogan Lovells has developed a thought-provoking programme seeking to look to the horizon for ASEAN and explore the emerging trends and topics that affect businesses operating in the region.

The ASEAN Horizon Summit 2016 will comprise three panels covering FinTech, solutions for distress situations and the challenges of regulatory compliance and featuring leading industry experts, along with Hogan Lovells partners from Silicon Valley, Singapore and Hong Kong.

1.     View from the Valley; what Silicon Valley means for South East Asia

The emergence of non-bank technology players in the finance industry, through innovations in global payments and P2P lending, has been heralded as a dawn of disruption promising growth for the sector with an associated impact on the broader economy.

The first panel at the summit; View from the Valley; what Silicon Valley means for South East Asia, will draw on experiences from Silicon Valley and highlight the progress made towards, and further opportunities for, developing the region as a globally competitive and viable FinTech player.

2.     Distress to value: Innovative solutions for distress situations

The impact of FinTech innovation, currency and commodity price fluctuations, together with increasing geopolitical and economic uncertainty, promise a year of challenge and opportunity for ASEAN and its neighbours.

The second panel at the summit, will explore the methods available to investors and other stakeholders to realise value from, and bring order to, the distress situations which have already arisen, and will inevitably continue to arise, across the region.

3.     Sleepless in ASEAN – compliance issues, new and old

Navigating the compliance maze across ASEAN has always been difficult for cross-border businesses from all sectors.

The final panel of the summit, Sleepless in ASEAN: Compliance issues, new and old will hear from industry leaders about the challenges faced and their views on how best to operate in ASEAN within domestic and the wider reaches of international regulation.

Commenting on the summit, Stephanie Keen, Hogan Lovells’ Singapore Managing Partner, said:

“Given market conditions, 2016 promises to be a year of challenge and opportunity for ASEAN.  While the drive for innovation will continue to support growth, the region remains vulnerable to macro-economic pressures and the increasing burden of regulation imposed domestically and elsewhere.  In planning the summit, we wanted to highlight the emerging trends and topics most likely to affect our clients’ businesses and explore how best they can harness the opportunities and navigate the challenges posed in the current climate. Our ASEAN Horizon series offers the ideal platform for business leaders to discuss and identify optimum solutions for success in the region.”

For further information about the summit, please visit


Malcolm Robertson

Source: Hogan Lovells

Written by asiafreshnews

January 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm

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