Wednesday, 28 October 2020

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Keynote Address
Hong Kong Department of Justice Address: Recent Anti-Corruption Trends, Enforcement and Development

William Tam, SC,
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Head of the Commercial Crime 

Sub-Division, Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice


Event Overview 

Having successfully ran for the past five years, Asian Legal Business is proud to be organizing next year’s 6th ALB Hong Kong Anti-Corruption and Compliance Forum 2020 on 9 July 2020 at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers (tentative)This annual forum gathers legal experts, in-house compliance professionals and government leaders together to discuss pertinent issues, corruption investigations and enforcement trends across Hong Kong and the Greater China. 

Join us at this event to get regulatory updates and explore practical tips to mitigate anti-corruption risks and delve deep into key concerns which legal/compliance professionals need to address to successfully safeguard corporate reputations and businesses.

Benefits Of Attending

  • Networking opportunities with senior In-House counsels, lawyers and business leaders who are on top of their game.
  • In-depth workshops focusing on the latest legal issues presented by top domestic and international law firms VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Speaker notes and materials provided

Target Audience

  • Corporate In-House Counsels 
  • General, Legal and Corporate Counsels
  • Chief Legal/Ethics/Integrity/Risk Officers
  • Heads of Corporate Legal, Compliance and Governance
  • Corporate Legal and Compliance Directors, Managers and Executives 
  • Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management 
  • CEOs, CFOs and Company Secretaries 
  • In-House Legal Advisers and Consultants 
  • Private Practice and Corporate Law Firms
  • Information Security and Technology Providers 
  • Consultants and Experts from Corporate and Financial Services, Legal and Compliance Industry


Stay tune for more updates on the agenda. 

For further information, please contact  Willy Leonardi at or call +65 6870 3102 

To view the 2019 forum's agenda, please visit -




Forum Topics at a Glance*


  • Anticipating the U.S. Trade Sanctions and Export Control Regime on Hong Kong – Regulatory Updates, Compliance Expectations and Enforcement Practices
  • Corporate Fraud, Asset Tracing & Conducting Investigations within Asian Jurisdictions – Challenges, Pitfalls and Best Practices 
  • Navigating Around China’s Blocking Statute on Judicial Sovereignty for Multinational Companies 
  • Conducting Effective Risk Assessment and Monitoring Prior to Investments and Doing Business in Asia and High Risks Countries 
  • Overcoming FCPA Risks Faced in Hong Kong and the Greater China Region: Latest DOJ Guidance, White Collar Prosecutions and Enforcement Actions 
  • Enhancing Corporate Due Diligence on Third Party Corruption and Bribery Risks in Asia through Compliance Solutions
  • Addressing the Complicated Cross-Border Regulations of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity in China
  • Establishing Effective Internal Control Systems to Mitigate Bribery and Corruption Risks
  • Applying and Optimizing e-Discovery and Forensic Solutions in Anti-Corruption Investigations
  • Best Practices in Management Approach to Create and Align Employees with Strong Corporate Compliance Culture
  • Identifying Hot Spots and Strengthening Compliance on a Corporate Level in View of Increasing Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcements 
  • Anti-Unfair Competition Law Updates, Merger Control Regime and Antitrust Compliance in China 
  • Data Privacy, Governance and Best Practices in an Era of Compliance

  *Forum agenda is not final and subject to further revisions


Interested to speak on any of the above topics? Contact Willy Leonardi at or call +65 6870 3102 



Details of participating speakers will be updated shortly. 

For speaking details, please contact Willy at

To find out who participated and spoke at this year's forum, please visit -



Keynote Speaker

William Tam, SC, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Head of the Commercial Crime Sub-Division, Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice

Mr. William Tam SC is the head of the Commercial Crime Sub-Division within the Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice.  He joined the Legal Department (as it then was) in 1994 and for many years he advised on and prosecuted corporate frauds and corruption matters.  He was appointed as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in 2012 and took silk in 2015.  One of his work portfolios is to advise the ICAC, amongst other law enforcement agencies, on criminal matters and he also prosecutes criminal appeals from time to time in the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal. 


Forum Speakers
Barbara Chiu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong SAR
Mrs. Barbara Chiu specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration, regulatory investigation/litigation, white collar crimes, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property related disputes, judicial review and employment laws with over 20 years of experience in Hong Kong.
In relation to white collar crimes, Barbara advises on possible criminal conduct by directors or employees of private and listed companies, represents client in defending criminal prosecution on charges such as corruption, misconduct in public office, fraud and money laundering charges.
Barbara also has a focus on commercial litigation and international arbitration, regulatory investigation and litigation, and insolvency and restructuring. 
Yang Fan, Of Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons, Shenzhen
Ms. Fan Yang's key focus areas include criminal defense, compliance, reporting, and investigation, etc. She has extensive experience in economic crimes such as financial crimes and securities crimes.
Fan is the deputy director of the Shenzhen Lawyers Association Belt and Road and the Foreign Law Professional Committee. She is also a member of the Guangdong Provincial Bar Association Economic Crime Defense Professional Committee. 
Fan has been selected as leading figure for foreign-related lawyers in Shenzhen and Guangdong Province (foreign-related criminal direction) and be listed in criminal defense lawyer pool in Guangdong Province
Mini vandePol, Asia Pacific Head, Compliance & Investigations, Baker McKenzie
Mini vandePol is the Head of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Compliance & Investigations Group, after successfully completing three years as the Global Chair. Mini focuses on anti-bribery and corruption, trade sanctions, fraud and other senior executive misconduct investigations across Asia but most particularly in Hong Kong, China and India. Mini has more than 30 years' experience and is the trusted advisor to the boards and audit committees of the Firm's most significant global clients — assisting them to establish and enhance their risk management programs, assess risks in transactional opportunities and credibly investigate transgressions to support a strong commitment to a culture of compliance. In her previous Global Chair role, she led a team of 900+ compliance and investigations practitioners in Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America and North America, which was ranked amongst the Top 10 global investigations firms by Global Investigations Review in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Mini herself has been awarded "Woman Lawyer of the Year" in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and "Best in White Collar Crime" Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2019. She is also named one of the "Top 100 Women in Investigations" by Global Investigations Review.
Calvin Koo, Lawyer, Kobre & Kim 
Calvin Koo focuses his practice on representing clients in high-stakes, cross-border government enforcement actions. He regularly advises clients throughout Asia in international investigations by government and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; the U.S. Department of Justice; the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption; and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He also counsels victims of fraud or other misconduct on cross-border asset tracing and judgment enforcement strategies.
Sasha Kalb, Vice President Risk and Compliance, APAC, American Express Global Business Travel
Sasha joined American Express Global Business Travel in November 2014 as Vice President, Compliance & Risk, APAC, from 3M, where she was the company’s first APAC Compliance Counsel and built a brand as a trusted advisor who helped leaders grow their businesses in a compliant and sustainable manner. Prior to joining 3M, Sasha served as the APAC Regional Compliance Counsel for Avon Products, Inc. Sasha began her law career at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York.
David Yongdae Lee, Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption ASP, Financial Crime Compliance, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
David Yongdae Lee is the Regional Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption at HSBC, where he has been in the role since March of 2017. Prior to that, he was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for approximately 10 years, where he was the AB&C lead for their global corporate political activities, including government relations and public policy lobbying, and the public sector banking and municipal finance business. Before that, he was an attorney in private practice, representing governmental contractors in the finance and aerospace industries. David received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his juris doctorate from Columbia Law School. 

Angelia Lee, Asia Pacific Head of Business Integrity, CSL Behring
Angelia is the Head of Business Integrity, Asia Pacific at CSL Behring, where she establishes and manages the compliance program within the region including policy drafting and educating the business on ethical business practices. Angelia has worked in various industries such as general insurance and agriculture, and large healthcare companies including Medtronic, Novartis (Sandoz) and Amgen. In her roles, she helped the region and countries to establish new compliance programs/processes and assess gaps and opportunities to strengthen their internal governance.
Angelia holds a Degree in Management from the University College Dublin, Diploma in Legal Studies from the Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore), Diploma in Compliance (Wealth Management) from International Compliance Association and Certificates in Healthcare Compliance Implementation Leadership Program (I & II) from INSEAD. In her free time, she practices pottery and goes on hikes.
Wendy Wysong, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP 
Wendy Wysong is the managing partner of Steptoe's Hong Kong office. She is a former Assistant US Attorney in Washington and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement in the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS).
Wendy focuses her practice on regulatory compliance and white-collar defense of international laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), US sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and US anti-boycott laws, as well as government fraud and public corruption. She represents clients throughout the United States and Asia in the logistics, defense, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, gaming, consumer goods, and energy sectors. 
And many more to be announced in due course !



Confirmed Forum Speakers To Date
  • William Tam, SC, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Head of the Commercial Crime Sub-Division, Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice
  • Barbara Chiu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong SAR
  • Yang Fan, Of Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons, Shenzhen
  • Mini vandePol, Asia Pacific Head, Compliance & Investigations, Baker McKenzie
  • Calvin Koo, Lawyer, Kobre & Kim
  • Elizabeth Beattie, North Asia Journalist, Asian Legal Business
  • Christina Winn, Head of ABC, APAC Internal Investigations, Fidelity International
  • Suen Son Poon, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Income Partners Asset Management
  • Sasha Kalb, Vice President Risk and Compliance, APAC, American Express Global Business Travel
  • David Yongdae Lee, Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption ASP, Financial Crime Compliance, Asia Pacific, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Angelia Lee, Asia Pacific Head of Business Integrity, CSL Behring
  • Any many more to be announced!




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