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War Stories Taken From the Trade Mark & Restructuring Front Lines: Pick Your Battles

  • 13 Sep 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Hong Kong Bankers Club, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 12-16 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central
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The Executive Committee of ACC Hong Kong invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Des Voeux Chambers at The Hong Kong Bankers Club on Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

War Stories Taken From the Trade Mark & Restructuring Front Lines:
Pick Your Battles

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

TOPIC: War Stories Taken From the Trade Mark & Restructuring Front Lines: Pick Your Battles

This networking event will feature two Senior Counsel presenting from DVC, with additional members from DVC attending as well.

Winnie Tam SC, JP: Trade Marks Stories

    • Simplicity is King - The Fine Line between good and bad trade marks
    • Bilingual Trade Marks - the tension between well-known fashion marks and their Chinese names

    William M.F. Wong SC

    • War of jurisdictions – Recent developments in jurisdictional issues in corporate restructuring
    • Board Fights – Wars of control over Listed Companies
    • Recent developments on the appointment of provisional liquidators


    Winnie Tam SC, JP
    Des Voeux Chambers

    Winnie was appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of HKSAR in 2006. She was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association between January 2015 to January 2017 and in that capacity spearheaded a number of significant reforms.

    Apart from being a well-recognised expert in Intellectual Property, Winnie has broad experience in commercial litigation and arbitration and a frequent speaker in international legal conferences In 2015, she was appointed as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance, High Court of the Hong Kong SAR. In her capacity as a Deputy High Court Judge and then Recorder, she has adjudicated on a wide range of civil and commercial matters. She is fully bilingual in Chinese and English, and has an excellent command of Putonghua and written Chinese. She is also qualified to practice in England and Wales, Singapore and Australia Capital Territory. In 2016, she was honoured as an Overseas Bencher of the Middle Temple Society.

    Winnie has sat as presiding arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitrations under the ICC, HKIAC and SCIA rules. She is a panel arbitrator of the HKIAC’s Intellectual Property Specialist Panel, a CIETAC panel arbitrator, a member of the Expert Committee of the Hi-tech and IP Arbitration Committee of the South China International Arbitration Commission (SCIA), a panel arbitrator of SCIA, and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a WIPO panel mediator, JAMS Neutral and a CEDR-accredited mediator. She was a member of the working group of the Department of Justice on the arbitrability of intellectual property rights, and has contributed to the drafting of a bill presented to LegCo in December 2016. She is currently a member of the Nomination Committee of the HKIAC set up for nominating new members of the council of HKIAC.

    Dr. William M.F. Wong SC
    Des Voeux Chambers

    Dr. Wong has been in practice in Hong Kong since 1998. In 2010, he was also called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. In 2013, Dr. Wong was appointed as a Senior Counsel in Hong Kong. He is also presently an Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Committee and one of the Vice Chairmen of the Board of Review of the Inland Revenue.

    Dr. Wong’s practice covers a wide spectrum of contentious commercial litigation. He has a special focus and substantial experience in the areas of company, insolvency and securities law. He frequently represents clients in contentious shareholders and/or investors disputes and disputes in liquidation. He is the first Hong Kong barrister to be admit, on ad hoc basis, in the Bermudian courts to conduct trials and appeals. He is experienced in offshore litigation. He also acted as an expert witness on HK company law in the People’s Republic of China, and international arbitration. Dr. Wong also sits as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitration.

    Dr. Wong also specializes in contentious trusts and probate matters. His case of Chow Siu Po v. Wong Ming Fung [2003] 1 HKC 146 establishes the burden of proof in propounding a will. He has also given legal opinion on various trust and probate matters. He was instructed to advise and work on a number of substantial trusts litigation and related matters.


    VENUE:  Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43rd Floor, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 12-16 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central 
    DATE:  Thursday, 13 September 2018 
    TIME:  6:30 PM for drinks, 7:00 – 8:00 PM for presentation  
    RSVP:  Please register your attendance online no later than Friday, 7 September 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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