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Law firm DLA Piper to sponsor panel discussion on payment data security and data privacy at PAS

2019-10-08 17:02 Tuesday

Navigating the various rules and regulations that apply to jurisdictions in different countries is one of the most important challenges for any company looking to claim a stake in the growing fintech sector. This is especially so in Asia, where compliance obligations can regularly change from year to year.


That is why at this year's Payment Asia Summit 2019 (PAS) - the leading platform for fintech in Asia, which will take place in Shenzhen, China from 21-22 November - organizers have put together an in-depth panel discussion involving leading experts on the topic of "Payment Data Security and Complying with Data Privacy Regulations."

Moderating the highly-anticipated discussion will be an expert in the field of computer science and cyberlaw in Asia, Scott Thiel, who is a partner at the world's leading Fintech-focused law firm, DLA Piper. Over the past two decades, DLA Piper has grown into one of the biggest law firms around the globe, with lawyers and staff in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The hugely-experienced firm has a unique combination of specialist departments focusing on IT, Fintech, international compliance and financial services regulation, making them the preferred choice for clients seeking advice on banking legal issues in higher risk and growth markets.

The upcoming talk is bound to be of crucial interest to all professionals who want to keep up-to-date on the regulatory landscape surrounding digital payments and payment services in Asia and beyond.

As moderator, Scott is well placed to bring practical knowledge and understanding to the discussion, since he is Asia Head of DLA Piper's Global Technology and Fintech sector initiative. He advises clients on all aspects of technology related procurements and outsourcing deals and has particular experience on regulatory issues associated with payments clearing and platforms, e-commerce settlements and cross-border payment services offerings.

He is also a dedicated telecoms, media and technology specialist with a computer science background, which gives him a valuable insight in working with tech companies and providers.

Scott's technology focus is of extra impetus at DLA Piper as he leads a number of tech-related initiatives within the firm, such as being a leader within DLA Piper's recently launched "Blockchain and Digital Assets" practice group and also being the firm's representative on the Hedera Hashgraph Governing Council - a next generation public distributed ledger technology (DLT) infrastructure through which DLA Piper is hosting a node


DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) Practice is recognized as one of the most widely awarded and experienced providers of commercial, intellectual property law, privacy, sourcing and technology law services for leading businesses worldwide ranging from emerging technology and pharmaceutical companies to established banks and financial institutions.

DLA Piper's IPT practice encompasses nearly 500 dedicated lawyers in more than 24 countries, with particular strength in key global markets. Our group is recognized worldwide by legal directories and industry members as one of the leading groups of its kind, seamlessly combining multi-jurisdictional reach with local knowledge and experience.

DLA Piper's multidisciplinary team offers integrated legal solutions that help its clients navigate the increasingly complex environment at the intersection of transactions, technology and regulation.

As part of the discussion at the Summit, the participants will deep dive into the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what implications it has for the future of regulation in Asia; the current rules for data protection compliance in other regions; and, case studies that shed light on the different challenges that companies face when it comes to data security and privacy.


PAS is the premier platform aimed at all professionals in the banking, financial, E-commerce or IT solutions industry, as well as related startups and regulators. Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to attend the Summit, by securing your place at the event today. For more information and instructions on how to book your ticket, visit the official website here: http://www.duxes-finance.com/payment

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