Regulatory and compliance complexities in Asia Pacific
Join us at Asia Risk Regulatory and Compliance Round-table, hosted in partnership with TMF Group, to analyse and understand how firms can cope with these complex compliance challenges in doing business in the Asia Pacific region.
Round-table: Navigating the regulatory and compliance complexities in Asia Pacific
As the global push for financial transparency continues, international firms face an increasingly complex landscape, including an influx of new regulations as well as regional variations in their application and interpretation. Join us at the Asia Risk Regulatory and Compliance Round-table, hosted in partnership with TMF Group, to analyse and understand how firms can cope with these complex compliance challenges in doing business in the Asia Pacific region.
Global Head of Compliance and Strategic Regulatory Services
Leila is an Argentine qualified lawyer and currently the Global Head of Compliance and Strategic Regulatory Services of TMF Group.
She has over 17 years of experience in international fiduciary business, focusing on global legal and regulatory developments affecting major clients segments, from private clients to multinational companies,
She heads the commercial development, implementation and execution of the Automatic Exchange of information regimes.
Prior to joining TMF Group, Leila held various managerial positions within the CITCO Corporate & Trust division. She has lived in South, Central and North America, and in different countries within Europe. She is fluent in several languages and is a frequent speaker at diverse panels ranging from the International Bar Association, IBC Informa Plc, Academy and Finance, International Tax Review and others.
Director, Deputy Head Corporate Secretarial
Robin Yoo is Director and Deputy Head of Corporate Secretarial of TMF Singapore. He has 20 years of experience in the corporate secretarial industry.
Prior to joining TMF Group, Robin was the Head of the Corporate Services in Aspire CS Pte. Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of BoardRoom Limited, listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange). He was also the Head of Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow’s corporate secretarial department (a joint venture between Baker & McKenzie LLP and a local law firm).
Robin is a Chartered Secretary and an associate member of the Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore as well as the Singapore Institute of Directors. He holds a practising certificate as a company secretary for listed companies on the Singapore Exchange. He also holds a MBA awarded by Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom.
In his professional practice, Robin has been involved in industries including banking, food & beverages, commodities, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, property logistics, armed ballistic training fabrication, mining and power cogeneration etc..
Head of Family Business & Wealth Solutions
TMF Hong Kong
Leon Mao serves as Head of Family Business and Wealth Solutions, based in TMF's Hong Kong Office. With a focus on servicing leading clients throughout East Asia, the office provides solutions including wealth planning, structured companies, trusts and foundations and regulatory compliance.
Educated in the West, Leon earned undergraduate and master degrees in international politics and law. Always based in Hong Kong, China, he has 25 years' experience in providing solutions to private and corporate clients.
In regard to onshore jurisdictions, Leon is admitted in England and Wales, and Australia. In relation to offshore jurisdictions, he has legal admission and/or extensive practical experience in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
Deputy Bureau Chief, Asia
Blake Evans-Pritchard is deputy bureau chief, Asia, for Risk.net based in Hong Kong. Before taking on his current role, he spent three years covering regulatory issues across Asia for Risk.net, including implementation of Basel III and other international standards in regional jurisdictions. Previously, he spent five years in Brussels writing about the European Union’s financial services sector and competition policy and a number of years as Africa editor for a news service covering post-conflict restitution around the world.
Hong Kong Bureau Chief
Narayanan Somasundaram is the Hong Kong Bureau Chief for Risk.net. He has been a journalist for more than 15 years, with his career spanning news and features for two of the world's largest news organisations - Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.
Narayanan led coverage of Australian financial services, regulation and the frothy real estate market with a series of features that underscored the build-up of risk in the nation's property market. He has also had stints as a mergers and acquisitions reporter both in Mumbai and Sydney and as a foreign exchange and bonds reporter in Sydney, where he kicked off coverage of global markets amid Brexit and the shock US election win for Donald Trump.
Risk.net is a news and analysis website covering the financial industry, with a particular focus on regulation, derivatives, risk management asset management and commodities.
TMF Group helps its clients operate internationally and ‘belong’ wherever they are in the world. We do this by making sure they are properly set up to do business in any country and compliant with local and international regulations.
Our work includes helping companies of all sizes with business services such as HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, global governance and administration services for capital markets, private equity and real estate investments.
Operating in over 80 jurisdictions we provide our 15,000 clients with on-the-ground compliance and administration services so they can venture further. We keep things running seamlessly, giving them the peace of mind to focus on the bigger picture.