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

    DATE              Wednesday, 9 December 2020

    TIME                11.00am to 4.20pm  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

This virtual Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2020 has been awarded 3.5 CPD points by the Law Society of Hong Kong. For any inquiries regarding CPD, please get in touch with the Law Society of Hong Kong directly. 

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.


Please find the latest virtual summit brochure here and agenda below - https://bit.ly/2VAq7Rl

Do note the summit agenda is not final and subject to further revisions.

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





Summit Topics at a Glance*

  • Anticipating the U.S. Trade Sanctions and Export Control Regime on Hong Kong – Regulatory Updates, Compliance Expectations and Enforcement Practices
  • Innovative Approaches to Drive Compliance Effectiveness and Return on Investment
  • 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



Summit Speakers


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. 




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.



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, 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 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 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. 






Speaking and Program Enquiries
Willy Leonardi
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Amantha Chia
(+65) 6973 8258
Registration Enquiries
Minyi Ong

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 

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.











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