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The 18th Practical Law ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2021 took place successfully on 7 September at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. This signature annual event gathered over 240 in-house counsels, legal practitioners and industry experts to discuss recent regulatory developments, hot pressing legal issues and best practice solutions in Hong Kong and the region.

The summit features a series of practical issues and topics concerning in-house lawyers' work today especially in a post Covid-19 environment including the Use of Online Dispute Resolution for Businesses facilitated by our summit keynote speaker - Dr James Ding from the Department of Justice, HKSAR, Key Considerations and Opportunities for M&A Deal Making in a Covid-19 World by Joshua Cole and Chin Yeoh from Ashurst, Managing Cross-border Enforcement Risks and Investigations by a panel consisting of Calvin Koo from Kobre & Kim, Jane Yin from Fosun Hani Securities, Shaun Ansell from GPB Financial Services and Steven Yeo from Manulife, Insurance and Risk Management for In-house Lawyers by Bryan Jung from Thomson Reuters, Sandra Lee from BMS Group and Ronald Cheung from Fung Group, Understanding in Greater Details the New Cooperation Mechanism between Hong Kong and Mainland China for Cross-border Insolvencies presented by John Marsden from Mayer Brown and finally, a panel sharing for today’s Modern General Counsels on Stepping up their Game in 2021 and Beyond by Frederick Chan from Canon Hong Kong Company Limited, Amy Ng from CBRE Limited, Rachel Huf from Barclays and Han Wai Khor from ICBC International Holdings Limited.

We would like to thank all our sponsors - Ashurst, Consilio LLC, Exponent, Kobre & Kim, Mayer Brown, Robert Walters and Practical Law by Thomson Reuters as well as all speakers and attendees for making this summit a success and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2022!