Welcome to the ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2018

DATE
Wednesday, 5th September 2018
TIME
9.00am to 5.00pm 
VENUE
Conrad Hong Kong (Grand Ballroom, Lower Lobby)
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
+852 2521 3838

     

CPD Accreditation

This event has been awarded with 4.5 CPD points by the Law Society of Hong Kong

 




Event Overview

Asian Legal Business is proud to present the 15th Annual Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2018 seeks to arm In-House Counsels with updates, usable take-aways and real life examples to help them tackle pressing legal issues facing their companies today.

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 Thailand 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.

  


  

Timing

AGENDA

8.30am

Registration and Refreshments

9.00am

Welcoming Remarks by the Summit Chairperson (5mins)
Lauren Ellison, Supervising Counsel, Telstra Enterprise International

9.05am

Keynote Address by Guest-Of-Honour (20mins)

What have I Done to Promote the Rule of Law?
Wesley Wong SC, Solicitor General, The Department of Justice, Hong Kong

9.25am

Session 1 (50mins)

Panel: Disruption and Uncertainty: Legal Counsels as Key Drivers of Change and Global Governance

  • Mapping uncertainty: What’s under the radar of today’s general counsel and how to develop a global compliance framework?
  • Key compliance challenges that general counsels faced today and consequences of non-compliance
  • Understanding the true risks to your business and how to address it?
  • Is your company ready for significant disruption?

Moderator:

Kenneth Lee, Director, Head of Corporate Secretarial Services, Hong Kong, TMF Group

Panelists:

  • Angie Au-Yong, VP, Regional General Counsel International, Legal Department, Citrix Systems
  • Gill Meller, Legal and European Business Director, MTR Corporation Limited
  • Nadine Maurellet, General Counsel, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
  • Angela Tordesillas, General Counsel, Nezu Asia Capital Management Limited

10.15am

Refreshment Break (35mins)

10.50am

Session 2 (45mins)

BREAKOUT A - Nathan Room

Presentation: Title Insurance – Your New Answer to Title Problems in HK

  • What is title insurance
  • How does title insurance work
  • Why title insurance in Asia
  • The coverage under the policy
  • What are the remedies for title risk
  • Application of title insurance for Lenders and Institutional Investors

Philip Walden, Director of Underwriting, Asia Pacific, First American Title Insurance Company

Session 3 (45mins)

BREAKOUT B – Granville Room

Presentation: M&A Strategy – What must General Counsels know about Vietnam to Deliver Quality and Value?

  • Overview on foreign investment inVietnam
  • Latest updates on Vietnam’s M&A environment
  • Current legal framework regulating M&A activity in Vietnam
  • Noteworthy transactional issues for legal counsels

Oliver Massmann, Partner & General Director, Duane Morris Vietnam LLC

 

11.35am

Session 4 (45mins) 

BREAKOUT A - Nathan Room

Presentation: Digital Transformation - Digital M&A v Traditional M&A – How to Adapt your M&A Approach to Digital

  • Appropriate valuation mechanisms.
  • The key issues for digital M&A due diligence
  • Structuring options, including ensuring ongoing commitment of key personnel, and post-merger integration plans and transitional service agreements to ensure business cohesiveness and continuity post-closing.

Joshua Cole, Managing Partner, Ashurst Hong Kong

Chin Yeoh, Partner, Ashurst Hong Kong

Session 5 (45mins)

BREAKOUT B – Granville Room

Presentation: Cybercrime Investigations – Notes from the Front Line

  • A brief history of hacking
  • Threat sophistication
  • Laws in Asia
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • How to respond to a breach
  • Case examples

Sandeep Jadav, Managing Director, Technology, FTI Consulting

12.20pm

Networking Luncheon (60mins)

1.20pm

Session 6 (50mins)

Panel: Re-Defining the Roles and Leadership Responsibilities of General Counsels: From In-House Lawyers to Strategic Business Partners

  • Essential skillsets and techniques do in-house counsels need in order to be a successful corporate leader
  • How to get businesses to view legal and compliance functions as long-term strategic business partners?
  • What advice should in-house counsel bring in order to influence business decisions effectively?

Moderator:

Tyson Wienker, Managing Director, LexisNexis Greater China & North Asia

Panelists:

  • Ryan Troupe, Legal Director (Asia Pacific), Atkins Global
  • Matt Harper, General Counsel (Asia), Hays
  • Hugo Ngaw, Group Legal Counsel, Convoy Global Holdings Limited
  • Hideo Nakamura, Senior Counsel APAC & EMEA, Uber   

2.10pm

Session 7 (45mins)

Presentation: The State of the Legal Market: Hong Kong Report Preview & How General Counsels Can Succeed in this Climate

  • Thomson Reuters and Acritas have conducted the very first State of the Market report focused on Hong Kong
  • At this summit, the launch of the State of the Market report will share how legal departments in Hong Kong are dealing with an ever-increasing work-flow whilst helping their organisation deal with the strong Asian market growth and the complexity of complying with dynamic international and domestic regulations
  • The panel will then offer practical guidance to identify, monitor and mitigate risk and maximise shareholder value by driving up the effectiveness and efficiency of legal input to maximum return

David Johnson, Account Director, Acritas

Jane Lewis, Head of Professional, ASEAN and North Asia, Thomson Reuters 

Robert Head, Director of Content Solutions, Thomson Reuters

 

2.55pm

Session 8 (45mins)

Presentation: Philippine Foreign Investments and Regulatory Compliance Landscape

  • Common issues on investing in the Philippines and complying with Philippine regulations, particularly in highly regulated sectors
  • Focus on Foreign Equity Restrictions, Labor, Cybersecurity/Data Privacy, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Technology
  • How the new competition law and recent tax reforms are affecting M&A transactions
  • Key issues in due diligence of Philippine companies

Kristin Charisse Siao, Partner, Corporate and Commercial Law, Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Maria Concepcion Simundac, Partner, Corporate and Commercial Law, Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

 

3.40pm

Refreshment Break(25mins)

4.05pm

Session 9 (50mins)

Panel: Legal Segmentation: Achieving More with Less 

  • How can legal departments improve efficiency and effectiveness with fewer resources?
  • What shifts can we make in our team to align better with the broader business strategy? 

Moderator:

Agnes Wong, Chief Legal Officer, Alipay Payment Services (HK) Limited

Panelists:

  • Roger Wong, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, Lombard Odier               
  • David Wu, Head of Financial Service - Asia, Axiom Law 
  • Andrew Ning, Head of Legal, China Construction Bank (CCB) International (Holdings) Limited
  • Johnny Chan, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Legal and Compliance Division, China Merchants Securities International Company Limited
  • Carl Watson, General Counsel – Asia, Arcadis

4.55pm

Closing Remarks by the Summit Chairperson

Lauren Ellison, Supervising Counsel, Telstra Enterprise International

5.00pm

End of ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2018

 

 

 

Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker



Wesley Wong, SC, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Hong Kong

Wesley Wong read law at the University of Hong Kong and was called to the local bar in 1993. He spends his entire legal career at the Department of Justice, having been posted to different parts of it and undertaking both civil as well as criminal work before the courts or otherwise. The promotion of Hong Kong as a leading international legal and dispute resolution service centre comes under the portfolio of the Department’s Legal Policy Division which Mr Wong heads, since September 2015, as Solicitor General. 

He has been an accredited mediator since 2009 and was appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice in 2013.

 

Summit Chairperson

Lauren Ellison, Supervising Counsel, Telstra Enterprise International

Lauren is Supervising Counsel at Telstra, the global telecommunications company founded in Australia. Lauren leads a team in Hong Kong and supports Telstra's international enterprise and services business unit in Asia, manages the international corporate secretarial function, as well as their Asia corporate development/M+A team. The team were recent winners of In-House Legal Team of the Year - TMT 2018 and Asia In-House Team of the Year 2018 at the In-House Community Counsels of the Year awards. Originally from Scotland where she qualified, prior to her career with Telstra and her move to Asia, Lauren qualified in England and Wales and spent 7 years working for a boutique law firm in London specializing in M+A and mid-market European private equity transactions, principally acting for a cohort of private equity fund clients.

Lauren is a member of Telstra’s International Diversity and Inclusion Counsel, lead for the Telstra Brilliant Connected Women network in HK and has also recently become part of the Women In Law Hong Kong Committee. 

 

And Other Distinguished Summit Speakers Include :

  • David Johnson, Account Director, Acritas
  • Agnes Wong, Chief Legal Officer, Alipay Payment Services (HK) Limited
  • Carl Watson, General Counsel – Asia, Arcadis
  • Joshua Cole, Managing Partner, Ashurst
  • Chin Yeoh, Partner, Ashurst
  • Ryan Troupe, Legal Director (Asia Pacific), Atkins Global
  • David Wu, Head of Financial Service - Asia, Axiom Law  
  • Andrew Ning, Head of Legal, China Construction Bank (CCB) International (Holdings) Limited
  • Johnny Chan, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Legal and Compliance Division, China Merchants Securities International Company Limited
  • Angie Au-Yong, VP, Regional General Counsel International, Legal Department, Citrix Systems
  • Hugo Ngaw, Group Legal Counsel, Convoy Global Holdings Limited
  • Oliver Massmann, Partner & General Director, Duane Morris Vietnam LLC
  • Philip Walden, Director of Underwriting, NEA, First American Title Insurance Company
  • Sandeep Jadav, Managing Director, Technology, FTI Consulting
  • Matt Harper, General Counsel (Asia), Hays
  • Tyson Wienker, Managing Director, LexisNexis Greater China and North Asia
  • Roger Wong, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, Lombard Odier
  • Gill Meller, Legal and European Business Director, MTR Corporation Limited
  • Angela Tordesillas, General Counsel, Nezu Asia Capital Management Limited
  • Nadine Maurellet, General Counsel, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
  • Jane Lewis, Head of Professional, ASEAN and North Asia, Thomson Reuters
  • Rob Head, Director of Content Solutions, Thomson Reuters
  • Kenneth Lee, Director, Head of Corporate Secretarial Services, Hong Kong, TMF Group
  • Hideo Nakamura, Senior Counsel APAC & EMEA, Uber
  • Kristin Charisse Siao, Partner, Corporate and Commercial Law, Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)
  • Maria Concepcion Simundac, Partner, Corporate and Commercial Law, Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

   

CPD points will be applied for this event with the Law Society of Hong Kong. Delegates will be notified about the exact number of CPD points the event is accredited for in due course. 

  

Welcome to the 15th ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2018

 

 

**Complimentary passes are available to in-house counsels.

To register for the event, please contact:

 

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

OR

Ms. Azrielle Looi
DID: +(65) 6870 3510
Email: azrielle.looi@thomsonreuters.com

 

 ** 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.

 

  
CONTACT US 

 

Speaking and Program Enquiries

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

 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Amantha Chia
 (+65) 6870 3917
 amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com

 

Supporting Organisation and Media 
 
Azrielle Looi
+ (65) 6870 3510

 


 

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