RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Life Sciences & Healthcare Partner (Foreign Lawyer) Erwan Barre was invited as a moderator for a MedTech and Digital Health panel discussion at the MedTech SME Workshop 2017, organised by the Asia-Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed).
The 3rd edition of this event featured an information-packed programme tailored to the needs of medical device and IVD start-ups, digital health ventures, mid-sized MedTech R&D and manufacturing businesses, as well as research institutes, investors and service providers. Participants were given guidance and deep insights into the opportunities and challenges presented in the medical technology industry.
Erwan moderated a panel discussion on the topic “Investment into MedTech & Digital Health in Asia” and shared his expert knowledge on the mergers and acquisition scene. The panellists comprised:
Philip Kowalczyk, Senior Director of New Business Development Asia Pacific at Johnson & Johnson Medical
CJ Chen, Head of Strategic Initiatives for Emerging Asia at Baxter
Ong Jeong Shing, Investment Director for Venturecraft
Colin Tan, Chief Operating Officer of EndoMaster
The one-day workshop was attended by over 100 C-Suites, directors and business development professionals from start-ups, SMEs and major organisations including Abbot and the Health Sciences Authority.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing's Family & Matrimonial Partner Michelle Woodworth was interviewed by Mediacorp Radio 938Live on how families can navigate through a divorce to achieve peaceful divorce resolutions. The interview was featured on 938Live’s Women of Worth segment on 26 August 2017 and the encore was aired the next day on 27 August 2017.
In the second of her two-part series in the segment, Michelle shared the avenues available to families negotiating a divorce.
Michelle, a certified IMI Mediator and Collaborative Family Practitioner, highlighted the general steps to filing for divorce and how there are more amicable and less painful methods to ending a marriage. This includes having parties to come to an agreement on their outstanding issues in an open and non-tactical way, then filing proceedings via a simplified track.
She also shared the pros and cons of these peaceful alternatives in comparison to a litigious court process, and shared examples of how these methods would be more beneficial to families, especially those with children. She added that the introduction of child representatives to the panel on the Family Court ensured children's opinions were taken into consideration in a formalised way and emphasised the importance of integrity in proceedings as the “family moves on and restructures itself into a new family unit”.
Please listen to the podcast for the full interview.