The Rise of Fintech – What Should You Look Out For?

Allison Cheung, Partner, Tax (U.S. Desk), PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore; Ow Kim Kit, Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD; and Rose Sim, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : September 20, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

2018-09-20 11:45:00 2018-09-20 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore The Rise of Fintech – What Should You Look Out For? - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore Register for event

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Hosted by the Financial Services and Legal & IPR Committees

The rise of Fintech as a global phenomenon has no doubt impacted Asia and particularly Singapore. With a flurry of activities in the Lion City in recent times, it is certainly a good time to take stock of what such developments mean from a regulatory perspective and how plans to further regulate this industry may affect current players and activities.

Hear from experts as they share about the trends of the evolving scene of Fintech in Singapore with regulatory and tax aspects in the cryptocurrency space, largely from a Singapore perspective and some of the common ICO jurisdictions and how it will impact the industry.

About the Panelists

Allison Cheung
Partner, Tax (U.S. Desk)
PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore

Allison Cheung is a tax partner of PwC Singapore where she concentrates her practice in international tax advisory with a focus on US Tax. She has over 26 years of multi-jurisdiction tax experience with a balanced blend of professional tenure in publicly-listed and private multinational companies, a European cooperative bank, as well as PwC in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
  She is known for her tactical and strategic planning in various high-value tax controversy cases with significant wins for the companies she represented.  Her expanded role includes providing business and treasury solutions in navigating through various regulatory, foreign exchange and tax environments traversing Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas markets.

Her professional journey began in 1991 with PwC where she held various roles in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
  In 2000, she pursued her tax career with several multinational companies spanning across financial services, technology, and transportation & logistics industries.

Allison is well respected by many as one of the top tax directors in the region.
  This is evidenced by her expanded global role in an SGX listed company in Group Tax management and business advisory in 2013.

Allison flourishes in her career as a trusted business advisor especially with her ability in identifying tax and business issues and risks with “a surgical eye” and simultaneously originates tactical advice and counsel in mitigating the risks while achieving value creation for her organizations. Allison was admitted to partnership in PwC Singapore in June 2017.

Allison’s success stories tread beyond “Tax”.
  She has abundant of passion for creating and designing treasury and structured financing solutions where ultimately enhancing shareholders’ value, and providing strategic advisory in Fintech /initial coin offering transactions.

Allison is a regular speaker at various conferences in Asia.
  She recently published an article in Bloomberg BNA Tax and spoke in a PwC network firm hosted webcast on US tax reform.

Ow Kim Kit
Bird & Bird ATMD

Having spent time working for the Monetary Authority of Singapore and leading international financial institutions, Kim Kit has invaluable insights into Singapore's banking laws and regulations as well as the global banking scene.

Kim Kit is a partner in the Banking & Finance group, based in Singapore.

Her practice encompasses advising clients on issues relating to financial regulatory matters, corporate, investment and private banking and Fintech.

She has spent a number of years working in-house, at Scotiabank and Credit Suisse, where she advised on the legal aspects of investment and private banking product development, transactions and documentation. Kim Kit also worked as Senior Legal Counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where she was involved in the calibration and drafting of Singapore's banking laws and regulations and the development of the wealth management, intermediaries and trust industry in Singapore.

Kim Kit was appointed as the Asian regional director for the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Services in December 2009. In that role, she was responsible for promoting ICC’s dispute resolution services throughout South and East Asia and Australasia. She was then appointed the Managing Director of the ICC Academy and was responsible for the setting up of its operations and e-Learning platform.

Kim Kit holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2001.

She is fluent in Chinese, in addition to English.

Rose Sim
Tax Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore

Rose is a Partner with the Financial Services Tax Practice with extensive industry experience. With over 20 years of experience in practising tax, her experience spans across a broad range of compliance and advisory projects.

Rose re-joined PwC Singapore in 2016 after spending 11 over years in a global investment bank as Head of Tax for Singapore and Southeast Asia. Rose has over 20 years of corporate and regional tax experience, and her in-house experience includes advising and dealing with a wide variety of Singapore and SEA regional tax issues relating to investment banking and wealth management, cross-border business reviews as well as managing tax audits in a number of Asian countries. She has also advised on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, asset securitisation, capital market instruments, transfer pricing as well as tax risk management and governance framework. Rose brings valuable insights and practical experience in in-house tax risk management and reporting requirements.

Rose is one of the leading tax partners in the PwC FinTech practice in Singapore. She has actively worked with a number of FinTech businesses and start-ups on various tax issues and considerations.

Rose started her career with Coopers & Lybrand Singapore. She also had a two year secondment with the Monetary Authority of Singapore where she worked on various tax incentive schemes and tax-related matters for the financial sector.

Rose has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the National University of Singapore. She is an accredited tax adviser and a chartered accountant with the respective professional bodies in Singapore.