Quisumbing Torres takes center stage as firm partners TJ Mendoza and Bienvenido Marquez III provide a comprehensive and holistic overview of the Philippine FinTech ecosystem in Chambers and Partners’ inaugural Global Fintech Guide 2019.   TJ heads the firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group and Financial Institutions Industry Group.  Bien leads the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and co-heads the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group.

The guide provides an overview of and commentary on key regulations on emerging financial technology (FinTech) space in the Philippines, on areas such as, robo-advisers, online lenders, payment processors, fund administrators, exchanges and trading platforms, financial research platforms, insurtech, regtech, blockchain and open banking.  

“We are privileged to work on this guide with Chambers and Partners. There have been a number of trends developing and disrupting the traditional ways of how companies do business,” Bien shared, recognizing the influence of digital disruption in today’s business environment.

TJ, who has participated in several FinTech discussions such as The Ultimate FinTech Summit: End of Banking (as we know it), says, “Tapping into our industry experience, we are happy to provide a valuable resource for FinTech players looking to engage in business or expand their operations in the Philippines.”

Frederick Jose, a senior associate from the firm’s Intellectual Practice Group and Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, and associates Ariane Vallada and Kristina Navarro from the firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group, assisted in this editorial project.

The firm’s Financial Institutions and Technology, Media & Telecommunication Industry Groups have actively teamed-up to provide conversation platforms on this relatively new technology trend; such as the Building Global Fintech Connections: Singapore with Manila (in collaboration with Baker McKenzie’s Singapore Office) where over 150 delegates from local and Asia Pacific organizations, including various Fintech start-up companies were represented. The event was part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) Fintech Roadshow that was held in 2018.

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