Welcome to the 18th ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2021
 

    DATE              Tuesday, 7 September 2021

    TIME                9.00am to 5.00pm  (TBC)

     VENUE            Grand Hyatt Hong Kong  (Live In Person Event)

 

 

 


 

Keynote Address

Hong Kong Department of Justice Address:
Use of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Businesses

 

james ding

Dr James Ding
Commissioner of Inclusive Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Office
Department of Justice, HKSAR 

 


Event Overview

Returning to Hong Kong for the 18th 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 2021 taking place live in person on 7 September 2021 at the Grand Hyatt 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.

In view of the latest social distancing rules by the Hong Kong government, this summit will take place via a live event format in a hotel venue subject to the maximum attendee capacity limit permissible. However no F&B will be served during this event (except for drinking water bottles which will be available outside of the conference room) and face masks required to be worn at all times due to the guidelines imposed by the Hong Kong government.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE / VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.

For further information on the onsite measures and guidelines, please visit https://bit.ly/3eOQrSM

Due to limited capacity, registration for this summit is by invitation only to in-house lawyers and compliance professionals at the sole discretion of Asian Legal Business. Please indicate your interest to register and attend this summit here and we will send through a confirmation email once your registration is successful. Walk-in attendees will not be accepted. 

* 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.


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 Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com for further information on how to participate in the event.

 

Summit agenda is currently work in progress

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Summit Topics at a Glance*
 

  • Use of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Businesses
  • M&A in a Post Covid-19 World – Deal Making Considerations, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Managing Cross-Border Compliance Risks and Investigations – Post-Covid Challenges for Businesses in Asia 
  • Examining the Proposed Companies (Corporate Rescue) Bill to be Introduced in Hong Kong
  • Understanding Revisions to the Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rules
  • Navigating Impacts of the National Security Law on Hong Kong Businesses and Corporations
  • Examining the Potential Impacts of China’s New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law on Businesses and Multinational Corporations in Hong Kong and the Greater China Region
  • Power of an Innovative GC: Different ways GCs are Being Challenged to Pursue Innovation
  • Stepping Up Your Game in 2021 and Beyond for Today’s Modern General Counsels and Business Leaders
  • Staying Ahead of the Curve: How can GCs Anticipate, Innovate and Communicate 

 

 *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

 


 

Keynote Speaker

james ding

Dr James Ding
Commissioner of Inclusive Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Office
Department of Justice, HKSAR 

Dr. James Ding is the Commissioner of Inclusive Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Office, Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. 

He coordinates and promotes various policy initiatives for dispute avoidance and resolution as well as on advancing the rule of law. He has published on different subjects of international law and international cooperation, and has given various presentations at international and regional conferences, including more recently, a workshop during 2020 Hong Kong Arbitration Week, events at the Hong Kong Legal Week 2020, Mediate First Pledge Event 2021 as well as various APEC workshops on online dispute resolution. He is also currently the Chair of the APEC Economic Committee.

He obtained LL.B.(Hons) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (Distinction) from the University of Hong Kong, LL.M. from Kyushu University, Japan (under the Monbusho scholarship) and Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia. He became a barrister in Hong Kong in 1997 and joined the Department of Justice in 1999. He also taught on a part-time basis at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong and the Open University of Hong Kong during the academic years of 1998 and 1999.

 

 Summit Speakers
 

amy ng

Amy Ng, General Counsel Asia, CBRE Limited

As CBRE’s General Counsel in Asia, Amy works with CBRE offices in Asia covering, Hong, Kong, Taiwan, Macau, the PRC, Japan, Korea, South East Asia and India. She advices management, businesses, and offices across Asia on corporate and commercial legal issues and matters, strategies, transactions as well as organizational matters including labour and employment matters, resolving disputes and litigations etc. 

Amy was also the General Counsel for CBRE Global Investors Asia Pacific since 2005. During the time she managed the CBRE GI regional legal team across businesses in Asia, providing legal advice and support to the business across a range of areas, including corporate and strategic matters. From 2005 to 2008 she was also the Chief Compliance Officer for the Real Estate Investment business responsible for all compliance and licensing related matters in the region. 
 
Amy is admitted both in HK and the UK, and had spent her formative years living and educated in the U.K. She is fluent in Cantonese, English & Mandarin. Prior to joining CBRE, she had been working in an international law firm specializing in corporate commercial & corporate finance work. Amy was voted and is recognized as one of 100 corporate counsels in APAC (Legal 500 Publication).

 

wai khor

Han Wai Khor, Managing Director, General Counsel, ICBC International Holdings Limited

Han Wai is General Counsel, Managing Director, at ICBC International Holdings Limited (ICBCI) where he has responsibility for overseeing all legal matters arising from its various business lines. 

Prior to joining ICBCI, he was Director and Senior Counsel at a bulge bracket investment bank where he worked on principal investments, corporate derivatives and strategic equity transactions across Asia. He was also formerly in private practice with a Magic Circle law firm in Hong Kong and with leading law firms in Singapore.

Han Wai is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and Singapore. He is also fluent in English and Mandarin.


 
frederick

Frederick Chan, General Counsel & Assistant Director, Canon Hong Kong Company Limited

Frederick Chan is the General Counsel and Assistant Director of Canon Hongkong Company Limited. Canon is one of the leading companies developing innovative products and holding the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Hongkong is a Total Imaging Solution provider, responsible for professional pre-sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon products and solutions in Hong Kong and Macau.

Frederick is based in Hong Kong and leads a team of lawyers and legal professionals to provide legal and risk-related advice to all company functions and units within the Hong Kong and Macau regions. Besides legal functions, Frederick is also in charge of other business operations including supply chain management and sales administration departments.

As a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong, Frederick has solid experience in technology areas and worked as a legal manager of a technology company before joining Canon Hongkong. He was trained and practiced as a litigator in a well-known criminal law firm in Hong Kong prior to switching in-house.
 


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Yilong Du, Asia General Counsel, Warburg Pincus

 

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John Marsden, Partner, Mayer Brown

John Marsden is a partner of Mayer Brown and co-leads the Global Restructuring practice. He represents clients in a wide range of matters in the commercial and corporate context. His assignments have included financing transactions, non-performing loan disposals and corporate restructurings. John has provided advice in such large-scale restructurings or insolvencies as Asia Pulp and Paper, Pacific Andes, the Moulin Group, TMT and Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, all of which are multi-jurisdictional transactions. John was placed into the Shanghai office for three years during which time he was involved with a number of substantial property acquisition and financing transactions.

John has been named a Band 1 Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific (2013-2021), Market Leader in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 (2018-2021) and Leading Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 (2010-2017).Chambers Asia Pacific (2018) described John as he provides an “aggressive and punchy service, but is very commercial too”. John is also recognised as one of the 120 “Asia Best Lawyers” by IFLR1000 (2019, 2020).

 

calvin

Calvin Koo, Lawyer, Kobre & Kim 

Calvin Koo represents clients, including ultra-high-net-worth individuals, pursuing offensive and defensive strategies related to cross-border government enforcement matters and regulatory enforcement actions. He also advises clients throughout Asia in high-stakes 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.

Mr. Koo also counsels financial technology clients regarding cryptocurrency-related disputes and investigations, as well as victims of fraud on international asset tracing and judgment enforcement strategies.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Koo practiced at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he represented corporations and their executives in white-collar investigations, class-action securities disputes, bankruptcy and other related litigation.



And More Speaker Details to Be Shared Shortly
 


 

Due to limited capacity, registration for this summit is by invitation only to in-house lawyers and compliance professionals at the sole discretion of Asian Legal Business. Please indicate your interest to register and attend this summit here and we will send through a confirmation email once your registration is successful. Walk-in attendees will not be accepted. 

* 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.


 

 


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