SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

December, 2017 - Metro Manila, Philippines

Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017

SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan was a panelist on “Critical Regulatory Issues and Update from Jurisdictional Insurance Regulatory Lawyers” at the Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017 last October 20 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Ms. Lapitan and other featured insurance regulatory experts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea discussed updates and shared insights on property/casualty insurance, life insurance and reinsurance developments in their respective countries.

The conference was sponsored by the Institutional Underwriting Association (IUA), the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), the American Insurance Association (AIA), the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR), Reinsurance Association of America (RAA), and Singapore Reinsurers' Association (SRA). The conference was attended by approximately 50 insurance professionals from various countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, United States, and the United Kingdom, among others.

Hiyasmin H. Lapitan specializes in insurance law and has broad experience in investments in, and regulation of, this sector. Her recent projects involve the acquisition of shares in a Philippine licensed life insurance company, a non-life insurance company, and an insurance broker. Ms. Lapitan has worked on the registration and licensing of a non-life insurer and of several insurance agencies. She acts as resident agent for a number of non-resident foreign reinsurers and reinsurance brokers.