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China’s Belt and Road initiative: The impact on Hong Kong business and in-house counsel

  • 30 Jan 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • 13/F. Gloucester Tower, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central
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The Executive Committee of ACC HONG KONG invites you to the following presentation, hosted by King & Wood Mallesons.

TOPIC: China’s Belt and Road initiative: The impact on Hong Kong business and in-house counsel

Much has already been said about China’s Belt and Road initiative and the background of the countries concerned.  But what does the initiative really mean for Hong Kong and businesses operating here? As both a financial centre and a seat of arbitration, what role could Hong Kong play for investors in Belt and Road countries?

The team at King & Wood Mallesons is currently working with clients engaged in Belt and Road projects. In this seminar, a panel of speakers from the firm will draw on their experience to provide insights for Hong Kong in-house counsel. These will include an outline of the opportunities for Hong Kong businesses and the areas where corporate counsel can play pivotal roles.

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.


  Paul Starr, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Paul Starr is Practice Team Leader in Hong Kong for Dispute Resolution and Infrastructure.   Clients describe Paul within Global Arbitration Review as “the best lawyer for dispute resolution in construction and industrials in the East Asia and Pacific region.”, in Asia Pacific Legal 500 as “an excellent strategist”, Chambers Asia Pacific as  everything you need in a lawyer”. Paul represents a wide range of Belt and Road participants, on India’s largest infrastructure arbitration; a USD600million Central America power arbitration; an LCIA arbitration over force majeure in Africa; and a USD600 million shareholders dispute in Hong Kong. His work for other international clients includes a HKD1.2 billion construction arbitration in Hong Kong; projects in Macau, China, Singapore, Philippines and region-wide.

  David Lam, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

David Lam has extensive experience in a wide range of lending transactions including acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing, real estate financing, infrastructure financing, privatisation financing and general syndicated lending. He advises lead arrangers, lenders, sponsors and corporate borrowers. Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons, he had previously worked for another international law firm for over 10 years in its Hong Kong, London, Beijing and Shanghai offices respectively.

Donovan Ferguson, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Donovan Ferguson is an international arbitration specialist with more than 10 years' experience representing clients in disputes across Asia, and has particular experience in major construction, resources, infrastructure and contractual disputes. Donovan has worked extensively on contractual and statutory adjudications, having both prosecuted and defended many claims ranging from USD1 million to greater than USD100 million.  Donovan is qualified in Hong Kong and Australia and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Sam Farrands, Head of Projects, King & Wood Mallesons 

Sam Farrands is a projects specialist, with extensive experience advising developers, contractors, financiers and governments on major projects and privatisations throughout Asia. He is recognised by directories such as IFLR1000, Chambers and Legal 500 in the areas of energy, infrastructure and projects. Sam is currently advising on 2 Belt and Road projects on behalf of the sponsors. His other projects cover various Belt and Road countries including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand; spanning across the infrastructure, energy, water and wastewater sectors. Sam also has a reputation as an expert in public private partnerships (PPPs) and drove Hong Kong's first PPP project to build the HKD2.3 billion Chek Lap Kok airport exhibition centre.


VENUE:  13/F. Gloucester Tower, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central 
DATE:  30 January, 2018 
TIME:  12.30 for lunch, 13.00 - 14.00 for presentation 
RSVP:  Please register your attendance online no later than Friday, 26 January 2018. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. 

If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future ACC HONG KONG events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for ACC HONG KONG members. If you are not an ACC HONG KONG member but you want to attend this presentation, 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 ACC HONG KONG Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.

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