4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Borderless Asia

April 14, 2015

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Photo Caption: SyCipLaw’s Mia G. Gentugaya with Stefano Beghi of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners.

SyCipLaw Partner and Head of Banking, Finance and Securities Mia G. Gentugaya was a panelist at the 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference on Borderless Asia organized by the International Bar Association (IBA).

Chaired by Geraint Hughes, Managing Partner of Clifford Chance (Singapore) and Vo Ha Duyen, Managing Partner of Vietnam International Law Firm (Ho Chi Minh), her panel focused on “Banking beyond the Asian giants—opportunities which await APAC bankers and their lawyers outside of China and India.” Other panelists were Yong-Jae Chang of Lee & Ko (Seoul) and also Program Officer of the IBA Water Law Committee; and Melli Darsa, Managing Partner of Melli Darsa & Co (Jakarta).

The 4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference on Borderless Asia was held from March 18 to 20 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. The Conference working sessions covered two days, starting with a plenary session, leading into three concurrent streams of sessions. Aside from the banking panel, other topics included private equity deals in Southeast Asia, cooperation agreements in Asia, international arbitration, international cartel investigations, liquefied natural gas, key issues in the retail and consumer goods sector, and the expansion of the gambling and gaming industries in the Asia Pacific, among others. The Conference was co-chaired by Ameera Ashraf of Wong Partnership (Singapore) and Vice-Chair of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum and Lawrence Teh of Rodyk & Davidson (Singapore) and Council Member of the IBA Legal Practice Division.

For more information on the IBA, please visit the IBA website: www.ibanet.org. More information on the IBA’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum can also be found at the IBA website: www.ibanet.org/Regional_Fora/Regional_Fora/Asia_Pacific_Forum/Default.aspx.