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A day in the life of In-house Counsel - Solving problems and creating efficiencies with technology and innovation

  • 14 Oct 2015
  • 8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Thomson Reuters, 42F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark, Central
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Half Day Seminar

Half Day Seminar on 14th October, 2015

The HKCCA’s Executive Committee would like to invite you of a half day seminar, hosted by Thomson Reuters.  

3 CPD Points have been applied for.   A light breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

There is increasing pressure on in-house counsel to do more with less. As we strive to meet the internal demands of our in-house clients for greater efficiency, while delivering even greater value, technology has a role to play. These may be solutions that provide you with ready access to case law, statute and commentary to enable the provision of better legal advice, facilitate more efficient contract preparation and management or streamline e-discovery. The emergence of cloud-based technology solutions is also making it easier for in-house counsel to improve information governance and data retention. Ease of access to technology can even change the way in-house teams interact with their internal clients and external counsel.

This special half day seminar is designed to make you aware of how technology can assist the efficiency of your in-house practice.

The seminar will be delivered in two parts. Firstly, a moderated panel session (with demo of technology solutions) from leading in-house counsel, currently using legal technology solutions in areas such as research, matter management and brand protection to enhance delivery of internal advice, and efficiently manage a wide portfolio of matters more cost-effectively.

Secondly our Keynote speaker will explore the “legal matter life cycle” and how to create best practice solutions to route information to the right people as a matter develops. It will also cover how to pitch expectations from blue-chip companies & CFO and enhance company’s technology while limiting cost. 


Peter Davies - Head of Editorial of Practical Law China, Thomson Reuters

Peter Davies joined Thomson Reuters Practical Law China team in 2013 from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where since 2008 he had been an associate in the Hong Kong office. While there he advised on private equity investments and technology, media and telecoms M&A transactions in Greater China. Peter trained as a solicitor in London with Herbert Smith Freehills and also worked for two years as an associate in the M&A group at Dewey & LeBoeuf in London.

Jil Leong - Assistant General Counsel, Global Growth & Operations, Thomson Reuters

Jil is a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with extensive cross-border transaction experience in Asia and beyond.  She joined Thomson Reuters in April 2014 where she oversees legal support for Thomson Reuters in its high growth markets M&A activity globally.  Jil also acts as Chief Legal Counsel for the Thomson Reuters businesses in ASEAN and North Asia.

Maggie Cheung - Legal Counsel, The Hysan Group

Maggie Cheung is currently the Legal Counsel of the Hysan Group.  She advises the Group’s legal matters and departmental compliance. Maggie is qualified in Hong Kong in 2004 and in the England and Wales in 2006.  Before joining the Group, Maggie practiced in Mayer Brown JSM.

Erica Fung - In-House Counsel, KKR

Erica Fung joined KKR in 2011 and is a Principal on their Legal & Compliance team.  She started her legal career at the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Hong Kong where she worked on KKR matters among other things, including KKR’s investments in Dollar General and Oriental Brewery.  Previously, Ms. Fung was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.  She graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and is admitted to the New York State Bar.  

CHUA Cheng Kwee - Regional Sales Director, Asia, Elite Client Services APAC, Thomson Reuters

Chua Cheng Kwee is the Regional Director Sales for Thomson Reuters Elite client services in Asia. The client services team is responsible for providing Sales & Client Account Management for Asia clients. Prior to joining Sales in January 2015, he was responsible for project management, application and technical consulting, data conversion and training services across the Elite range of products – Elite Enterprise and Elite 3E. He has over 25 years of IT experience, with the last 19 in the legal industry including Business Management, IT Management, Project Management and Development roles.

Time:  8:45am to 1:30pm

8.45am to 9.00am Member registration and tea/coffee *Light breakfast will be served

9.00am to 9.10am      Opening Remarks

Jane Lewis, Sales & Marketing Director, Legal, North Asia & ASEAN, Thomson Reuters

Lin Shi President, HKCCA

9.10am to 10.30am   Moderated panel session interweaving demo of technology solutions  “A day in the life of inhouse counsel – adding value where it counts” with:

  • Moderator: Peter Davies, Head of Editorial, Practical Law China, Thomson Reuters
  • General Counsel 1: Maggie Cheung, In-house Counsel (Hysan)
  • General Counsel 2: Erica Fung, Legal Counsel (KKR)
  • Thomson Reuters General Counsel 3: Jil Leong, Assistant General Counsel, Thomson Reuters

This session will cover & share by inhouse counsels on how TR solutions added value to their life, solutions including:

10.30am to 11.00am  Networking tea/coffee break (Consultative session with Thomson Reuters specialists)

11.00am to 11.45am  Keynote Speaker: Technology and the Law  

Your matter life cycle: Managing your systems and directing information efficiently with:

  • Cheng Kwee Chua, Regional Sales Director, Asia,Thomson Reuters

This session will cover:

  • Create best practice solutions to route information to the right people
  • Find out about in-house client models and pitch expectations from blue-chip companies & CFO
  • Enhance your technology while limiting cost

11.45am to 12.15pm Showcasing Thomson Reuters products – Hands on demo session

12.30pm to 1.30pm  Networking Lunch (Consultative session with Thomson Reuters specialists)

RSVP: Please register your interest in attending below. If you register and subsequently are unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. 

Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this seminar, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.           

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