Welcome to the 17th ALB Virtual Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2020
 

    DATE              Wednesday, 9 December 2020

    TIME                10.00am to 4.00pm  GMT+8 (subject to change)

     FORMAT         Delivered Via Webinar

 

 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the best ways to organise the summit this year against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Due to the latest COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, and after consultation with our event partners, sponsors, government agencies, venue providers and other stakeholders to thoroughly understand the guidelines to conduct an event safely, we will be holding the 17th ALB Virtual Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2020 as a virtual event on 9 December

Registration is complimentary for all in-house lawyers and compliance professionals. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com for further information on how to participate in the event.
 


CPD Accreditation

CPD points has been applied for this virtual summit with the Law Society of Hong Kong and we will inform all attendees via email and website update once we have confirmation of the number of CPD points awarded.
 



Event Overview

Returning to Hong Kong for the 17th annual run, Asian Legal Business invites you to save the date for our Hong Kong flagship event of the year, the ALB Virtual Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2020 taking place on 9 December 2020

This signature annual summit gathers together in-house counsels, legal practitioners and industry experts to discuss recent regulatory changes, hot pressing legal issues and best practice solutions in Hong Kong and the region.


Why you should attend

  • Insight into the latest legal issues from Hong Kong and the Greater China region
  • Unique networking opportunities with leading legal experts and peers
  • In-depth panel discussion sessions with some of the most distinguished corporate counsel in the region
  • VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Detailed speaker notes and presentation materials
 
Target Audience

Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, CEO, Company Secretaries, Country/ General / Corporate / In House / Legal Counsels / Heads and Senior Professionals in charge of:

  • Legal Affairs
  • Company/ Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial and Enforcement Counsel


* Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha (amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com) for further information on how to participate in the event.
 

 

For any enquiry, please contact Willy at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com
 


 

Summit Topics at a Glance*
 

  • M&A in a Covid-19 World
  • Anticipating the U.S. Trade Sanctions and Export Control Regime on Hong Kong – Regulatory Updates, Compliance Expectations and Enforcement Practices
  • Examining the Proposed Companies (Corporate Rescue) Bill to be Introduced in Hong Kong
  • Innovative Approaches to Drive Compliance Effectiveness and Return on Investment
  • Corporate Fraud, Asset Tracing & Conducting Investigations within Asian Jurisdictions – Challenges, Pitfalls and Best Practices 
  • Crisis Management and Leadership in Uncertain Times – Preparing for Business Risks and Adapting to Sudden Disruptions  
  • Accelerating Digital Transformation for your In-house Legal Team - Developing Effective Legal Operations and Processes for the New Working Normal 

 

 *Summit agenda is not final and subject to further revisions

 

Interested to speak on any of the above topics? Contact Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com or call +65 6870 3102 


Details of participating speakers will be updated shortly. 

For speaking details, please contact Willy at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com

 


 

Confirmed Summit Speakers To Date

  • Joshua Cole, Office Managing Partner, Hong Kong, Ashurst 
  • Chin Yeoh, Partner, Ashurst
  • Barbara Chiu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong SAR
  • Yang Fan, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Shenzhen
  • 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
  • Wendy Wysong, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Tom Pugh, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Cliff Lam, Director, AlixPartners 
  • Margaret Yan, Director - General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hang Lung Properties Limited
  • Danny Kan, Chief Counsel cum Joint Company Secretary, Ping An Group
  • Suen Son Poon, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Income Partners Asset Management
  • Matt Harper, General Counsel (Asia), Hays
  • Brian Tang, Managing Director, ACMI and Founding Executive Director, LITE Lab@HKU

 


 

Summit Speakers

 

joshua

Joshua Cole, Office Managing Partner, Hong Kong, Ashurst
 
Joshua is a partner in the corporate department and is the managing partner of the Hong Kong office. He specialises in cross-border mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures in the Asia region.

Joshua has advised on a number of high profile international acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures throughout the region and across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy and resources and retail.

 

chin yeoh

Chin Yeoh, Partner, Ashurst

Chin Yeoh is a partner in the corporate group in the Hong Kong office. Chin specialises in mergers and acquisitions (including public takeovers and private company acquisitions), private equity and joint ventures. Chin has advised on a number of high profile and complex cross border transactions across the Asian region in a number of sectors, including financial services, energy and resources, telecommunications, food and agribusiness, general industrial and retail.

Chin is admitted to practise in Hong Kong, England and Wales, the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.


 

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, Partner, 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

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

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. 

 

Margaret Yan

Margaret Yan, Director - General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Ms. Margaret Yan joined the Group in 2017. She possesses over 30 years of legal advisory relevant experience. Ms. Yan is a solicitor qualified to practice in Hong Kong. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws and a Bachelor of Laws degree from The University of Hong Kong. She is also a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong, The Law Society of England & Wales and The Law Society of ACT, Australia.
 

 

Suen Son Poon

Suen Son Poon, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at Income Partners Asset Management

Suenson Poon joined Income Partners in 2016 as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. In October 2017 he was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer and in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, is also responsible for overseeing administration, IT, middle and back office.

Prior to joining Income Partners, Suen practiced as an in-house lawyer and compliance officer at the Hong Kong office of several prominent investment firms, including Hillhouse Capital Management, Brevan Howard Capital Management and Millennium Management. Suen is qualified to practice law in Hong Kong and New York. His practice includes advising on all aspects of regulatory compliance, counterparty fund documentation, private equity investments and on asset management, corporate and securities laws.

Suen is qualified to practice law in Hong Kong S.A.R. and New York, USA. Suen holds a Bachelors of Law from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Master of Laws from the City University of Hong Kong. Suen is also a part-time lecturer in law at the City University of Hong Kong.

 

danny

Danny Kan, Chief Counsel cum Joint Company Secretary, Ping An Group

Danny is currently Chief Counsel cum Joint Company Secretary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (“Ping An Group”), a company listed on both the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges. Before joining Ping An Group, Danny was Counsel at Linklaters, specializing in corporate and securities laws with a focus in the telecommunications, media & technology (TMT) sector. He has advised some of the most high-profile, complex and award-winning transactions in Asia.

Danny is also a software engineer by training. With his in-depth knowledge in both the technology and legal sectors, Danny has been spearheading numerous LegalTech and RegTech projects, championing the use of technology to manage legal and compliance risks as well as improving the efficiency of legal work of large conglomerates.

Danny has been driving the development of company and financial laws in the region – he is currently a member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and a fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. In addition, he actively contributes to the establishment of industry standards for cross-border data transfers through participating in the Institute of Big Data Governance.

 

Polly Poon, Head of Proposition, Legal Tracker, Asia and Emerging Markets, Thomson Reuters 

Polly Poon started her career in legal technology as an engineer in Sydney before joining Thomson Reuters in 2010. Polly relocated from Sydney to Hong Kong in 2014, and currently holds the position of Head of Proposition for Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti Tracker) for the Asia Pacific region, working across the many countries that make up Thomson Reuters Asia and Emerging Markets.

Polly also is the Hong Kong chapter lead for Women@TR. She is enthusiastic in challenging stereotypes and bias issues and excited to celebrate women’s achievements.

 

matt

Matt Harper, General Counsel (Asia), Hays

Matt Harper is the General Counsel responsible for Hays’ legal affairs in Asia.  He manages a team of 10 across the region and is a member of the Asia management board.

Prior to moving in-house, Matt practised for five years as a financial services specialist in top tier firms Clayton Utz in Australia and DLA Piper in New Zealand.  Matt has over nine years’ experience working as an in-house counsel for large multinational corporations. 

As an in-house counsel working with the world’s leading recruitment experts, Matt spends a lot of time dealing with cyber security, data protection and privacy related matters. Matt holds a bachelor of laws and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Auckland.

 

Brian Tang

Brian Tang, Managing Director, ACMI and Founding Executive Director, LITE Lab@HKU

Brian W Tang is an innovator, educator and ecosystem-builder who has worked in the confluence of law, technology and finance in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley, and Australia.

Brian is managing director of ACMI and founding executive director of LITE Lab@HKU. He is also co-chair of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s Regtech Committee and co-founder of the APAC Regtech Network. Brian is also an author of The Fintech Book and The Regtech Book and judge for the Regulation Asia RegTech Awards for Excellence 2019.

Brian was previously at investment bank Credit Suisse and law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. 

 

tom

Tom Pugh, Partner, Mayer Brown

Tom Pugh is a partner in Mayer Brown's Restructuring practice. Tom is a corporate lawyer focusing on advising insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors in respect of cross-border insolvencies and restructurings, with experience in acquisitions and disposals; corporate and distressed loan restructurings; and schemes of arrangement. Tom is recognised by independent legal directories, including The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific and IFLR1000.

 

cliff

Cliff Lam, Director, AlixPartners 

Cliff has over a decade of experience in advising law firms and corporate clients on internal and government investigations, shareholder disputes, financial-crime compliance-related matters, corporate monitorships, and remediation projects. He brings unique experience and expertise to his clients by providing principle-based advice yet with pragmatic and innovative solutions. Before joining AlixPartners, he was regional head of fraud risk management at Standard Chartered Bank for the Greater China and North Asia regions. Cliff has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong. He speaks Mandarin, English, and Cantonese and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

 

 

Registration is complimentary for all in-house lawyers and compliance professionals. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com for further information on how to participate in the event.
 


 


Problem in Registering for This Event? Please contact:

Willy Leonardi
Phone (+65) 6870 3102 
Email: 
willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com
 

Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha (amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com) for further information on how to participate in the event.

 

CONTACT US 

 

Speaking and Program Enquiries
Willy Leonardi
willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com
 
 
 
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Amantha Chia
(+65) 6973 8258
 
 
Registration Enquiries
Minyi Ong
 
 

 


 

 

 

 PRESENTING SPONSORS 

 

alixpartners


        
 

King & Wood Mallesons


 

 
 

 

 


 

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

 

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