IPBA 2021

What Does ESG Mean for the Financial Market Players?

Organised by: Banking, Finance & Securites Committee
Session abstract will be available shortly.


Stéphane Karolczuk
, Arendt & Medernach
Hong Kong

Stéphane is a Partner of Arendt & Medernach. Based in Hong Kong since 2009, Stéphane advises clients based in the Asia Pacific region regarding their European projects and their Luxembourg legal and regulatory questions.Stéphane also advises international clients on all issues relating to Luxembourg investment funds including the structuring, setting-up and marketing of these funds, strategies involving investments in the Asia Pacific region.


Yuri Suzuki
, Atsumi & Sakai

Yuri Suzuki is a partner in the Tokyo based law firm Atsumi & Sakai, heading the firm’s Fintech Team.

Ms. Suzuki deals with a wide range of banking, finance and capital markets issues, with a particular well acknowledged reputation in regard with financial services regulation, loans, asset finance and securitization. Given her strong technical skills and market knowledge in financial industry matters, she is also well regarded for her work on a wide variety cases on Fintech issues, including payment services, cryptocurrencies, ICO, invoice trading, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, APIs and insurtech.

She is currently a secretariat member of the Fintech Association of Japan, a legal advisor of the Japan Blockchain Association and an advisor of the MUFG Digital Accelerator Program.

Karine Hirn
Partner and co-founder
, East Capital Group Hong Kong

Karine Hirn is a partner and co-founder of East Capital Group. Karine is Chief Sustainability Officer for the East Capital Group and Chairperson of the Luxembourg-domiciled management company and fund structures. Previously, Karine was China Chief Representative in Shanghai and CEO of East Capital in Sweden. Karine is member of a number of trade associations in Hong Kong where she is based since 2013. She is a frequent commentator on emerging markets and sustainable investing in international conferences and media.