How Asia’s ICO landscape will develop in 2019

Committee Meeting
Banking & Finance, Tax and Legal, ICT
Date and Time: 
11 Dec 2018
08:30 to 10:00
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road #09-01 Liat Towers, Singapore
Registration Dates: 
28 Sep 2018
10 Dec 2018

ICOs raised a whopping US$13.7 billion in the first five months of 2018, almost double the amount raised for the whole of 2017.

The regulatory landscape with regards to initial coin offerings (ICO’s) is always changing. ICO’s are inconsistently regulated across the world, and, depending on the jurisdiction, they can take different forms including a security, utility token or digital currency. Prospectively, ICOs are increasingly an alternative to classic debt/ capital-funding as performed today by Venture Capital/ Private Equity firms and banks.

Nizam Ismail, Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, will give the participants an insight on:

  • Regulatory philosophy – balancing regulations and innovations
  • Regulatory developments – cryptocurrencies
  • Evolution of ICO regulations in the region
  • Regulatory sandboxes


- Please note that this event is restricted to French Chamber members only -

About the speaker

  • Nizam Ismail, Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

Nizam is a Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. He also spearheads and is a Co-Founder of RHT Compliance Solutions, a dedicated financial services compliance consultancy/solutions provider. He has 25 years of experience and expertise in financial services regulatory compliance and litigation.

He was Executive Director and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia in Morgan Stanley Singapore. Nizam was also formerly Senior Vice President and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia at Lehman Brothers Singapore, Executive Director (Legal and Compliance) in Nomura Singapore and Senior Legal Counsel of Citigroup (Corporate and Investment Bank).  Nizam’s area of compliance coverage included markets, investment banking, corporate banking, private banking and asset management.  Nizam’s product coverage included fixed income, equities, commodities, currency, rates, derivatives, futures, structured deposits.

Nizam spent six years as a regulator at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he was Deputy Director and Head of the Market Conduct Policy Division.

Having graduated from the NUS Law School in 1991 on a Public Service Commission Local Merit Scholarship, Nizam started his legal career as Deputy Public Prosecutor/State Counsel at the Commercial Affairs Department, where he prosecuted high-profile corporate and market misconduct cases including insider trading, market rigging and fraud.


Terms & Conditions

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  • Full payment is required upon registration. 
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  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes.

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