What’s Next in Web3: The Legal & Compliance Perspective

Thursday, August 1

4:30 pm | Registration 

5:00 pm | Panel Discussion

5:45 pm | Drinks, Light Bites & Networking 

What’s Next in Web3: The Legal & Compliance Perspective

What’s Next in Web3: The Legal & Compliance Perspective

Change is the only constant in the world of Web3, and the legal and compliance space is no exception. From regulatory thought leadership to landmark court rulings, Singapore has played a pivotal role in shaping global trends. 

Join us as we unpack some of the latest developments in Singapore and around the world, and what this means for blockchain and digital asset businesses.

Thursday, August 1

4:30 pm

Drew & Napier

Level 11 Ocean Financial Centre

10 Collyer Quay

Singapore 049315

Speakers

Seker

Senior Vice President, Crypto.com

Seker was previously a litigator in Australia and then a central banking lawyer for the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He has also served as in-house counsel at Rothschild Bank and Trust, followed by a stint as a payments, remittance, digital banking, money-markets, structured products, microlending and blockchain counsel for Ant Group. He is now the head of product legal as well as the AMEA regulatory lead counsel at Crypto.com group. He serves on the boards of web2 and web3 businesses as an advisor, shareholder and director.

Tju Liang Chua

Director, Corporate & Finance and Head, Blockchain & Digital Assets, Drew & Napier

Tju Liang is the founder and head of Drew & Napier’s Blockchain & Digital Assets practice, where he advises clients on transactional and regulatory aspects of blockchain, crypto assets and tokenization projects, across all areas of economic activity.

With over two decades of legal experience, Tju Liang has been deeply immersed in the blockchain industry since 2016, pioneering multi-jurisdictional legal strategies that intersect with emerging technologies and digital assets. Renowned for his strategic counsel, he is a versatile lawyer who seamlessly combines technical knowledge, industry experience and legal acumen to “get the deal done”.

Prior to rejoining Drew & Napier in 2019, Tju Liang spent over a decade practicing internationally, including as a partner of a top “white shoe” U.S. law firm. He speaks fluent business Mandarin, and was previously based in London, Jakarta and Shanghai.

Tju Liang is a Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and since 2017 has concurrently served as the General Counsel of the Ethereum Foundation, the global non-profit organisation that supports the Ethereum ecosystem.

Angela Ang

Senior Policy Advisor, TRM Labs

Angela leads Asia Pacific public policy and regulatory affairs for TRM Labs, a blockchain intelligence company that helps financial institutions, cryptocurrency businesses and public agencies detect and investigate crypto-related fraud and financial crime.

A former regulator, Angela spent over a decade at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where she was most recently Deputy Director in charge of licensing for payment service providers. As part of the pioneering team for Singapore’s payments regulatory regime, she oversaw the development of the licensing framework, and the assessment of several hundred payments and digital asset license applications. Prior to this, Angela held a diverse range of roles at MAS including in regulatory policy, business development and consumer education, giving her deep insight into the full gamut of policymaking considerations for global financial regulators.

Angela was recognised as a LinkedIn Top Voice for Finance in Asia for her thought leadership on digital asset developments in the region. She holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Aaron Chua

Regional Head of Compliance, Fazz Financial Group and StraitsX

Aaron is a seasoned regulatory compliance professional who is presently the Regional Head of Compliance for Fazz Financial Group and StraitsX, a stablecoin issuer of the Singapore dollar, US dollar, and Indonesian Rupiah. He is also a non-executive Director of Fraxtor, a Singapore-based blockchain-enabled real estate co-investment platform that is presenting an innovative financing stream for the real estate industry, and an Advisor to Dawn Protocol, a Singapore-based real-world asset-backed stablecoin lending and borrowing protocol.

Aaron has more than a decade of experience in compliance-related roles in various capacities ranging from brokerage to private wealth businesses and crypto-related firms. As the former Compliance Director and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Crypto.com, Aaron brings a wealth of knowledge in regulatory compliance.

Shumin Lin (Moderator)

Director, Dispute Resolution, Drew & Napier

Shumin has an active disputes practice and is experienced in complex contractual disputes, shareholder's disputes, company law issues, and tortious actions. She also has particular experience with cryptocurrency and blockchain disputes, and freezing injunctions. In addition, she has handled judicial reviews, competition investigations and dawn raids.  

Shumin has acted for a wide range of clients from various industries before the Singapore Courts and in international arbitrations. This includes acting for companies in the web3, retail, hospitality, and shipping industries as well as venture capitalists

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