On July 23, 2019, Davis Polk hosted a lunch seminar for the members of ACC Hong Kong on the topic of “Extradition in Hong Kong and China - UNDERSTANDING the Law and Managing the Risk”. Hong Kong partner Martin Rogers and counsel Chen Zhu had a discussion of the current state of the extradition law and process in Hong Kong and China, and gave practical advice on how to manage this risk as business executives living and working in Hong Kong. The event was well attended by ACC members.
On July 18th a team of panelists held a session on Staying Ahead of the Innovation Game: Risks & Opportunities with Xccelerate. The panelists were Sebastian Ko, Hsiang Low, Edwin Siew and Lavine Hemlani and they covered the following topics:
On 10th July, Slaughter & Williams hosted a lunchtime Seminar that covered risk identification, risk mitigation and risk management by the following speakers:
Peter Brien, Partner, Slaughter and May
Natalie Yeung, Partner, Slaughter and May
Chris McGaffin, Partner, Slaughter and May
On 4th July Howse Williams hosted a seminar with Jill Wong (Link to bio) as speaker on Anti bribery, AML and sanctions contracts review from MNC perspective and how to draft compliance manuals
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is pleased to partner with Major, Lindsey & Africa on our 2019 Global Legal Department Benchmarking Report. Each year ACC aims to provide our members and the broader in-house community with relevant and timely data that can help legal departments make more informed business decisions. The data presented in the 2019 report represents a wide range of legal departments spanning 30 countries and 71 industries. Department size ranges from a single lawyer to over 1,000 staff members in organisations that span from the tens of millions to hundreds of billions in annual revenue. The Executive Summary of the 2019 Global Legal Department Benchmarking Report is now available for download by ACC Hong Kong members.
On 26th June 2019, Fangda hosted a seminar with Olga Boltenko (Fangda Partners, Hong Kong) Link to bio and Wesley Pang, HKIAC (Managing Counsel) Link to bio as speakers on attending Investment protection for Hong Kong and Chinese investors
On 13th June 2019, Deminor Recovery Services hosted an event hosted a seminar with Olivia de Patoul as the speaker on the topic "How to recover economic losses suffered on an investment in case of fraud, misleading information or mismanagement and transform legal claims into valuable economic assets". This event was very popular and another date will be rescheduled for later this year.
Mintz Group and ACC Hong Kong co-hosted a seminar on 16 May 2019. Jingyi Blank, Managing Director and Head of Hong Kong, presented an overview on brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and grey marketing. Well-known brands have long been subjected to fraudulent reproduction and counterfeiting, particularly in Asia. Jingyi discussed strategies involved in anti-counterfeiting investigations and shared recent case studies and practical suggestions on how brands can protect themselves.
Members can find slides of the presentation on the Members Only section and do not hesitate to contact Mintz Group should you have any queries.
On 23 May 2019, ACC Hong Kong and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati LLP (Beijing Office) co-hosted a seminar on practical tips for IP and Trade Secret issues in China in an international context. Richard Wang invented and presented a practical way of thinking to navigate through various IP and trade secret issues, and an overview of the updated trade secret law as well as its potential impact on future practice of trade secret litigation.