Financial Services Law and Regulation Conference


Front row L-R: Dr Paula Moffatt (Nottingham Trent University), Ms Yaru Chia (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP), Mr Loh Kai Loon (Ashurst ADTLaw), Ms Michelle Dy (AirAsia), Associate Professor Sandra Booysen (Deputy Director, Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL), NUS Law), Associate Professor Dora Neo (Director, CBFL, NUS Law), Associate Professor Lan Luh Luh ’89 (NUS Law), Professor Hans Tjio (NUS Law) and Mr Eric Chan (Shook Lin & Bok)
Back row L-R: Mr Amit Dhume (Colin Ng & Partners LLP), Professor Alexander Loke (City University of Hong Kong), Professor Christopher Bruner (University of Georgia), Dr Han Yong Qiang (University of Hull), Associate Professor Christopher Chen (SMU School of Law) and Professor Dr Dirk Zetzsche (University of Luxembourg)

The Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) held a Financial Services Law and Regulation Conference at NUS Law on 28 February and 1 March 2019. The conference featured a keynote speech by Mr Paul Yuen ’98 (General Counsel, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)), presentations by more than 20 academics and practitioners (including distinguished guests from overseas who provided global and comparative perspectives), as well as two panel discussions.

The event also celebrated the launch of the book Financial Services Law and Regulation, edited by Associate Professor Dora Neo (Director, CBFL, NUS Law), Professor Hans Tjio (NUS Law) and Associate Professor Lan Luh Luh ’89 (NUS Law), and published by Academy Publishing. It was well attended by lawyers, academics, students and in-house counsel, as well as representatives from MAS, Ministry of Law, Singapore and the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Ltd (FIDReC).

The Book

Financial Services Law and Regulation
This book brings together leading academics and practitioners in Singapore in the area of financial regulation, where there may have been a lacuna in Singapore treatises compared to the many excellent texts on the contractual aspects of banking and insurance. While topics might still be discretely analysed in terms of banking, insurance, securities and derivatives, and financial advisory, common threads exist between them and these are explored throughout the book.

The first two parts of the book focus on prudential regulation as it pertains to banks and insurance companies. As these entities conduct their business in areas that extend into the securities markets, the book also looks at both the financial and market conduct of entities and intermediaries that offer securities and derivatives as well as the exchanges that trade, clear and report these instruments.

The final part of the book covers both institutions and issues that are of present-day interest including alternative investment structures, Fintech, and the harmonisation of rules in the financial sector in Asia. We hope that this book will assist compliance officers in financial institutions, and in-house and corporate/regulatory lawyers in navigating the meandering and often-changing waters of financial regulation.


L-R: Mr Paul Yuen ’98 (General Counsel, Monetary Authority of Singapore), Ms Gloria Lim ’96 (Ministry of Law, Singapore), Associate Professor Lan Luh Luh ’89 (NUS Law), Associate Professor Dora Neo (NUS Law), Professor Hans Tjio (NUS Law), Professor Simon Chesterman (Dean, NUS Law) and Mrs Koh Juat Jong ’88 SC (Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Ltd)

 

 

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