Welcome to ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021!
10 - 12 November 2021
The current global outlook is not what we expected when the year began. The uncertainty brought about by Covid-19 lingers for much of Asia. Challenges of insufficient budgets, regulatory complexity, and strained cybersecurity processes have put businesses under significant stress. ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021 brings together legal experts from all around Asia to review what has happened so far, what is on the horizon, and how to prepare for it.
Why You Should Attend
- FREE* passes to in-house counsel, “C” level management executives, and business leaders with access to full-day sessions
- 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
Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, CEO, Company Secretaries, Country/General / Corporate / In House / Legal Counsel / Heads and Senior Professionals in charge of:
- Legal Affairs
- Company/ Contract Law
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Affairs
- Legal Risk Management
- Regulatory Affairs
- Commercial and Enforcement Counsel
*Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsel. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information on how to participate in the event.
For further information, please contact Bella Lai at email@example.com or +(65) 6973 8216
View our Previous 2020 Programme Agenda HERE
Please note the agenda is not final and subject to further revisions.
This year’s agenda covers 6 themes that are shaping the legal function across organizations:
● Trade Compliance or Regulatory Issues
- US and EU policies towards China: how it impacts your trade compliance
- Contractual challenges in the new normal
- The US sanctions regime: developments for 2021 and practical implications
- Adapting to a new virtual reality for successful litigation
- Asia regulatory landscape for M&A: balancing opportunities with hurdles
- Dealmakers and breakers 2021: commonly litigated points and dispute resolution
- Doing deals with post-pandemic uncertainties: adjusting risk management level
- Top anti-corruption considerations: what should be on your radar
- Robust due-diligence strategies for evolving third-party risks
- Digitizing compliance in a post-covid world: a tale of Remote vs In-person
● Legal Leadership Panel
- Corporate liabilities during a pandemic: shaping an uncertain future
- “Building Back Stronger”: evolution of the in-house counsel role
● Disputes Resolution
- Dispute resolution in 2021 and beyond
- Redefining your dispute tactics to suit the new normal
- Covid-19 spotlight: managing cross-border commercial arbitration and dispute resolution
Stay tuned for more updates on the summit speakers.
For speaking opportunities, please contact Bella Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org or +(65) 6973 8216
Speakers/ Panel Members
Sarita Misir, Senior Vice President, Global Legal, Legal Lead for M&A and Technology Transactions, Fullerton Health
Sarita is a transactional and technology lawyer practising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets and information technology law, with a keen interest in employment law.
She is currently Senior Vice President, Global Legal at a major Asia-Pacific focused international healthcare company, where she acts as the legal lead for global M&A, capital markets and healthcare tech, and helps to fulfil the organisation’s purpose of providing affordable and accessible care for all in Asia Pacific. She also manages strategy for complex dispute-related matters, having originally "cut her teeth" as a litigator before moving to the corporate transactional world.
Anna Quah, Vice President, Legal, Asia Pacific Region, UPS
Anna Quah is the Asia Pacific Legal Vice President for UPS, a global leader in logistics with headquarters in Atlanta, from which UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Anna was also a founding member and Chairperson of the UPS Women’s Leadership Development (“WLD”) in Asia Pac.
Prior to joining UPS, Anna practiced maritime and aviation law in Singapore for about 8 years in a boutique shipping law firm, where Anna also presented several papers on maritime law at international conferences organized by the International Bar Association.
Anna has been actively contributing towards the community – including spending almost four weeks in Lower East Side, New York City, supporting homeless individuals recovering from mental illnesses. Anna also supports her local community by delivering dry food rations to needy families for YWCA Singapore monthly.
Anna Quah graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1998. In her limited spare time, Anna enjoys running, practicing and teaching yoga, bouldering (occasionally) as well as practicing in aerial (circus) arts.
Stanley Park, Managing Director & Head of Legal APAC, Scotiabank
Stanley Park is Managing Director and Head of Legal - Asia Pacific Region for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all legal matters across the region, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Among other responsibilities, Stanley provides (i) transactional advice and support to the Bank's businesses related to capital markets, investment banking, commodities, corporate lending/trade finance and global transaction banking; (ii) regulatory advice and support re the Bank's businesses; (iii) management of litigation and disputes; (iv) advice and support to the Bank's internal or proprietary functions (including proprietary investments, HR matters, Finance); and (v) participation in corporate governance or oversight.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Stanley was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in NYC, from 1992 - 2001; with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo from 2001 - 2007; with DKR Oasis, as Chief Compliance Officer, in Hong Kong in 2008; with Barclays Global Investors, as General Counsel, in Tokyo from 2009 - 2010; and with Daiwa Capital Markets, as Senior Legal Counsel, in Singapore and Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014.
Stanley graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1985 and received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1988, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Stanley has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1994.
Rhonda Hare, General Counsel – Asia Pacific, AccorHotels
Rhonda joined AccorHotels in November 2017 as General Counsel – Asia Pacific. The focus of her role is to support the various business units across Asia Pacific - including providing legal advice on development, operational and compliance matters.
Rhonda has over 25 years of experience as an in-house and private practice lawyer working across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Previous positions include being a Partner at Ashurst LPP (formerly Blake Dawson) and as a member of the Legal Division at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
Rhonda has an Executive MBA from IE Business School (Spain) and a Master of Law from the University of NSW.
In December 2020, at the 4th Singapore Chief Legal Officer Awards held by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, Rhonda was given the Chief Legal Officer Award (MNC Category).
DJ Goh, Associate General Counsel & Senior Director, APAC Legal, Juniper Networks
DJ Goh is an APAC region chief legal counsel and risk manager with over 25 years of inhouse and private practise legal experience. He is very passionate about sharing his experience with a wider audience in the legal community as his way of giving back to the inhouse legal community.
DJ has extensive international experience in corporate, commercial, strategic, risk management, governance, compliance, finance and dispute management matters in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions gained with Fortune 500 MNCs (Juniper Networks, DXC/CSC Technology, Mercer & Sun Microsystems) and international US/UK law firms (Sidley Austin, Freshfields and Ashurst).
DJ would like to share the learnings from his career journey in applying legal and other skills to new industries and businesses gained from his in-house legal experience in the information, communication, technology, consulting, financial services, transportation and investments industries and with international law firms.
Helen Tung, Barrister, Tung Chambers & GC, NewSpace2060
She is a UK trained Barrister with 13 years of Post qualification experience. Helen attended University of Sheffield, University of Tilburg and University of Law in which she obtained her law degrees. She has expertise in maritime security and international law and undertook Directed Studies on International Private Law at The Hague Academy. She further took part in the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames and attended the International Space University Summer Space Program with the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Delft in The Netherlands. Moreover, she is the Founder of NewSpace2060 a startup/investor consultancy.
She is the Co-Chair of Space Debris & Space operations, VP in Enterprise Risk Management Committee at the International Aeronautical Congress and Advisor to the Board of Global Green, Green Cross & 7Pillars.
Helen is a TedX speaker and has delivered over 50+ talks globally including at IBA, IPBA and in the startup/investor scene. She featured in the ALB MENA Super 50 lawyers for 2021.
Swati Singh Baghel, Vice President (Legal & Compliance), The Blackstone Group
Swati Singh Baghel is a Vice President in the Legal & Compliance Department. She recently relocated to Singapore from the Mumbai office. Since joining Blackstone in 2018, she has been involved in legal & compliance matters for Blackstone’s businesses in India and South East Asia, including Singapore. Prior to Blackstone, Ms. Baghel has worked at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, in its Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Group, and in-house at an Indian diversified conglomerate, in Mumbai. Ms. Baghel received a BA.LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law Institute University, India, where she graduated at the top of her class and was a member of the NLIU Law Review.
Welcome to ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021!
10 - 12 November 2021
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*Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsel 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 (email@example.com) for further information on how to participate in the event.