On September 26th the ACC Hong Kong Financial Sub-Committee Group held their first quarterly lunch group roundtable, which was well attended by ACC members as well as a few external guests, to discuss matters relevant and important to members and to share ideas and feedback. The next lunch will be held in December, and the date and details will be announced later.
On September 17, 2019, Control Risks hosted a lunch seminar for the members of ACC Hong Kong on the increasingly important role of the general counsel in future-proofing their company’s China business strategy and operations. Control Risks’ partner Neal Beatty set the scene as to how the risk/reward equation in China is changing and the role of the GC and legal function in creating and preserving value. Control Risks senior partner Mavis Tan and partner Jessica Pyman then explored the practical considerations from investigating ABC and COI allegations through to proactive compliance in China – and how they can navigate their departments and companies through these changing and challenging times.
On September 10, 2019, Withers hosted a lunchtime seminar for the members of ACC Hong Kong on the topic of Ready for a fight: how to make your contractual clauses work for you. The speakers were Soo Khim Keoy, Angela Law and Amanda Xi. The event was well attended by ACC members.
On September 5, 2019, Davis Polk and FTI Consulting hosted a lunch seminar for the members of ACC Hong Kong on the topic of “Prospecting for Digital Gold– the Role of Analytics in Modern Investigations”. Davis Polk partner Karen Chan and FTI Consulting Senior Managing Director Sandeep Jadav discussed about how analytics and modern technologies are transforming investigations process in Hong Kong. Best practices and case studies were shared by both speakers and the event was well attended by over 90 ACC members.
On August 29, 2019 The Pro Bono Committee hosted a full-house event organised by Sharyn Ch'ang and Davyd Wong, ACC Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairs, which comprised a unique gathering of ACC members, law firm pro bono partners, coordinators and Hong Kong not-for-profit representatives. This event was generously sponsored by Linklaters and Star Anise, with catering provided by the Centre for Refugees. The ACC Hong Kong Pro Bono Committee is most appreciative of sponsorship support and looks forward to welcoming more ACC HK members to our pro bono focussed events in the future.
On July 29, 2019, DLA Piper hosted a breakfast seminar for the members of ACC Hong Kong on the topic of Intra-national assignments: cross-border employment, immigration and tax issues between China and Hong Kong. The speakers were: Helen Colquhoun, Johnny Choi and Peng Tao. The event was well attended by ACC members.
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