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  • 23 Jan 2020 2:49 PM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)

    Eversheds Sutherland hosted a panel discussion ‘Key things you need to know about Legal Tech in 2020 and how they change your lives’ on 15 January 2020.

    Rhys McWhirterOf Counsel of Eversheds Sutherland, moderated the panel which included Duncan Watt, Of Counsel of Eversheds Sutherland, Mardi Wilson, Head of Legal Resourcing of Konexo, Erika Evasdottir, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of Origin x Capital and Sebastian Ko, Co-Founder of DHB Global covering key legal technology trends in 2020 with live demos.


     
  • 21 Jan 2020 11:30 AM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)
    On 16 January 2020, the ACC and Fangda Partners’ Antitrust & Competition Team co-hosted a seminar on the topic of “Hong Kong Competition Commission investigations: practical tips for in-house counsel.” At the seminar, Andrew Skudder and Joshua Seet of Fangda Partners discussed the legal framework of the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance, and presented their insights on how in-house counsel could effectively manage antitrust investigations in Hong Kong and develop a compliance culture for their businesses.

       

  • 13 Dec 2019 10:40 AM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)

    On 11 December, Skadden partner Christopher Betts and Counsel Anthony Pang presented to HKACC members an hour long seminar on the topic of "The Impact of the Updated Rules on Backdoor Listings on M&A Transactions in Hong Kong". The seminar covered the timeline of the changes to the rules, the various tests applied to issuers' businesses, and the intended and unintended consequences of the updates on acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings. This was well attended by our members.

       

  • 27 Nov 2019 2:55 PM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)

    Due to the popularity of this previous event, it was repeated on November 26th and well attended by our members. The speaker Peter Fenyves from St James Place again gave a very informative presentation on Will Writing and Estate Planning.  The presentation provided an overview and refresher on will and estate planning in Hong Kong and stressed the importance of having a will in place and the best practice approach to dealing with assets outside of Hong Kong.

  • 22 Nov 2019 2:43 PM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)
    On Thursday 21st November, #ShearmanLaw hosted a ‘Mitigating Dispute Risk’ Seminar in Hong Kong with International Arbitration Partner Nils Eliasson and Senior Associate Edward M Taylor. This seminar used practical examples from recent disputes to highlight key principles of contractual drafting for reducing dispute risk and, where disputes do arise, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome. The session was well attended by over 30 members  


  • 14 Nov 2019 12:11 PM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)

    On Tuesday 12th November, DLA Piper hosted a seminar 'Walking the Tightrope' with Partner & Head of Employment, Helen Colquhoun and Senior Associate, David Smail discussed the implications of the Hong Kong protests for employers across the region. This interactive session covered many aspects including social media and reputational concerns, workplace tension and the impact of staff relationships, disciplinary considerations, economic issues - such as unpaid leave and redundancies and looking to the future. The session was very well attended, with over 45 delegates from over 30 companies.

     
  • 14 Nov 2019 10:25 AM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)

    On November 11th, FTI Consulting hosted a seminar "In-House Counsel: An Integral part of Cybersecurity".  This panel discussion composed of four speakers, Anthony FerranteGlobal Head of Cybersecurity at FTI Consulting, Anna Gamvros, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Lanx, Senior Legal Counsel and Privacy and Cybersecurity Lead at Klook Travel Technology Limited and Sandeep Jadav, Senior Managing Director and the Regional Lead for Technology in Asia at FTI Consulting

         
  • 12 Nov 2019 9:45 AM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)
    On November 7th Clyde & Co hosted a seminar held by the Hong Kong Managing Partner, Simon McConnell, to outline the key issues for managing alleged misconduct against senior corporate management. Simon discussed the importance of having an Anti-Harassment Policy in place, and the key role of relevant training for staff and senior personnel. This event was well attended by our members.  


  • 08 Nov 2019 9:40 AM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)

    Matt Roberts, a Corporate & Funds Partner from Maples Group, gave a presentation to our members on "The Current State of Economic Substance Requirements in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands" at back to back sessions that were held on 30th and 31st October 2019 consecutively.  This topical and popular seminar attracted more than 40 members who were keen to hear about the latest developments in this area and what affected stakeholders should be doing now in order to deal with Cayman and BVI economic substance requirements.

         
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