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


DATE
Wednesday, 28th October 2020


TIME
9.00am to 5.00pm 


VENUE
Hong Kong (Venue TBC)

 

CPD Accreditation

CPD points will be applied for this forum with the Law Society of Hong Kong and outcome to be updated in due course.

 

 
**Complimentary passes are available exclusively to in-house legal counsels, compliance professionals, “C” level management executives and business executives limited to a maximum of 3 passes per company/organization
 

All confirmed participants will be notified via email. ALB reserves the right to cancel any registrations at any time if they do not meet the profile stated above.

 



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 Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2020 taking place on 28 October 2020 in Hong Kong

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

  • FREE* passes to in-house counsel, “C” level management executives and business leaders with access to full-day sessions
  • 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


* Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsels. 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.
 


Stay tune for more updates on the agenda. 

For further information, please contact  Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com or call +65 6870 3102 


 


 

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
  • Accelerating Digital Transformation for your In-house Legal Team - Developing Effective Legal Operations and Processes for the New Working Normal 
  • Crisis Management and Leadership in Uncertain Times – Preparing for Business Risks and Adapting to Sudden Disruptions  
  • Examining the Proposed Companies (Corporate Rescue) Bill to be Introduced in Hong Kong
  • Corporate Fraud, Asset Tracing & Conducting Investigations within Asian Jurisdictions – Challenges, Pitfalls and Best Practices 
  • Conducting Effective Risk Assessment and Monitoring Prior to Investments and Doing Business in Asia and High Risks Countries 
  • Identifying Hot Spots and Strengthening Compliance on a Corporate Level in View of Increasing Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcements 
  • Effective Arbitration Support Offshore
  • Dealing with Foreign Corporate Takeovers, Competition Law Updates and Anti-Trust Issues
  • Moving Forward Beyond 2020 – Regional Economic Review and Regulatory Outlook for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area
  • M&A in a Covid-19 World – Deal Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Data Privacy, Governance and Best Practices in an Era of Compliance
     

  *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

  • 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
  • Sasha Kalb, Vice President Risk and Compliance, APAC, American Express Global Business Travel
  • Angelia Lee, Asia Pacific Head of Business Integrity, CSL Behring
  • 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
  • Jeremy Lightfoot, Partner, Carey Olsen
  • Martin Wong, General Counsel, MUFG Securities Asia Limited
  • 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
  • Any many more to be announced!

 


 

Summit 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.

 

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. 

 

Jeremy Lightfoot, Partner, Carey Olsen

Jeremy Lightfoot, Partner, Carey Olsen

Jeremy leads Carey Olsen's litigation, insolvency and restructuring department in Hong Kong. His practice is focussed on high-value and complex commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring matters under the laws of the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Who’s Who Legal Litigation notes Jeremy’s ‘excellent track record advising clients on complex cross-border matters’ and reports that according to impressed clients he is ‘always commercial in his approach’ and ‘delivers clear and concise advice’.

 

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. 

 

Martin Wong

Martin Wong, General Counsel, MUFG Securities Asia Limited

Martin Wong is currently the General Counsel for MUFG Securities Asia Limited.  He leads a team of Hong Kong based legal and corporate governance professionals within the Asia securities business of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, focusing on debt capital markets, sales and trading, securitisations and structured products. Martin has worked in a number of banks and law firms in his career, and has been involved with the development of derivatives and structured products in this region. He has been involved with a number of industry initiatives with trade associations and with the dealer community on topics such as derivatives documentation and the establishment of central counterparties in this region.  Martin is a New South Wales, Hong Kong and English qualified solicitor, and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. 
 

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.
 


And many more to be announced in due course !

 

**Complimentary passes are available exclusively to in-house legal counsels, compliance professionals, “C” level management executives and business executives.

All confirmed participants will be notified via email. ALB reserves the right to cancel any registrations at any time if they do not meet the profile stated above.
 

 


Problem in Registering for This Event? Please contact:

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

*Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsels and compliance professionals, “C” level management executives and business executives limited to five per company on a first-come-first-serve basis

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
 (+65) 6973 8214 
 
 
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Amantha Chia
(+65) 6973 8258
 
 
Supporting Organisation and Media 
Umairah Kuzaini
+ (65) 6870 3858
 

 


 

 

 PRESENTING SPONSORS 
 


 

Baker McKenzie

           

 

Carey Olsen

 


 

King & Wood Mallesons

 


 

 
 

 

 

PANEL SPONSOR

 

Kobre & Kim

 

 

EXHIBITOR

 

 

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS