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April 26, 2024

Enjin Ecosystem Legal Team Finalist for “SE Asia In-House Team of the Year”

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The Enjin Ecosystem legal team is a finalist for South East Asia In-House Team of the Year and Blockchain In-House Team of the Year in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) South East Asia Law Awards 2024. This is a leading mainstream (not tech or blockchain specific) honor that recognizes investment banking, private equity/venture capital, and tech teams, among other industries.

Oscar Franklin Tan (Chief Legal Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Atlas Development Services) is also a finalist for In-House Lawyer of the Year (Technology), and Isabel Guidote-Pangalangan (General Counsel, Atlas Development Services) is a finalist for Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House).

The team was nominated alongside traditional global giants Mastercard, Standard Chartered Bank, Meta, L’oreal, Mercedes Benz, Lego, and regional tech unicorns such as GoTo (Gojek/Tokopedia), Lazada, Ninja Van, and Traveloka.

Key members from the legal team. (L to R) Nadaine, Joice (from HR), Oscar, and Ish.

The recent ALB awards nomination follows the legal team’s strong momentum from their addition to the Legal 500 GC Powerlist last October 2023. The GC Powerlist is the world’s most prestigious recognition for company lawyers.

The Enjin Ecosystem has been praised for its adaptability in the face of evolving regulatory compliance and legal innovation.

Enjin Ecosystem Legal Team Finalist for “SE Asia In-House Team of the Year”
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Enjin Blockchain Key Highlights

The Enjin Ecosystem experienced massive developments in 2023, with the legal team playing a pivotal role every step of the way.

  • Blockchain Launch and Token Migration (September 2023): Within 60 days of launch, over 50% of the required tokens had been migrated. This was a “triple migration” involving three different blockchains (Enjin, Ethereum and Polkadot), an unprecedented technical accomplishment.
  • Blockchain IP and Royalty Payment Enforcement: Enjin Blockchain is the only chain in the Web3 space with on-chain royalties. Anytime an NFT is traded on the network, regardless of the marketplace, creators are assured to receive their royalties.
  • NFT Migration from Ethereum (December 2023): Enjin executed the largest NFT migration from Ethereum to date, transferring an astonishing 200 million NFTs to the Enjin Blockchain. NFT holders seamlessly claimed their assets on the Enjin Blockchain using the Enjin Wallet with a simple "Claim" click.

Meet the Team

The team is led by the following key figures:

Oscar Franklin Tan, CFA (Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer)

Oscar at the GC Powerlist awarding.

Oscar previously advised Enjin since 2018 while in a leading international law firm. The team was inducted in to the Legal 500 GC Powerlist in October 2023.

He has been recognized as one of Southeast Asia’s leading venture capital and fintech lawyers by Chambers and Partners. He was also recognized as a 2017 JCI International “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World” joining Asia awardees such as Jacky Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Queen Rania of Jordan.

He holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, and a double-major in Management Engineering and Economics (Honors) from the Ateneo de Manila  University. He is qualified in New York.

Isabel “Ish” Guidote-Pangalangan (General Counsel and VP-Legal)

Ish previously worked in a leading corporate law firm and as a Chief of Staff in the Philippine Competition Commission. Ish won won “Young Lawyer of the Year” and “Fintech Lawyer of the Year” in Asia Legal Business Philippine Law Awards 2022.

She holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, a Master’s in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London, a Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines, and a Bachelors of Communications Technology Management from the Ateneo de Manila University.

She is qualified in New York and England and Wales and is previously a performance level ballerina.

Nadaine Tongco-Edades, CPA ( VP-Finance & Tax, Controller and Associate General Counsel)

Nadaine previously worked in a leading corporate law firm and Ernst & Young audit. She was a finalist for “In-House Lawyer of the Year”, “Young Lawyer of the Year” and “Woman Lawyer of the Year” in the Asia Legal Business Philippine Law Awards 2023.

She is currently the youngest tax faculty member of the University of the Philippines College of Law, and ranked 6th in the 2018 Philippine national bar exams and was featured in primetime TV and front pages of newspapers. She holds a Juris Doctor and a double-major in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines.

About ALB

Asian Legal Business (ALB) is owned by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

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