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Handling Orchestrated Staff Defections – A Practical Guide to Legal and Operational Considerations

  • 27 Jun 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Harcourt Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central

The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors supports the following presentation by Steve Vickers and Associates on Handling Orchestrated Staff Defections – a practical guide to legal, practical and operational considerations.


A hostile and well organised exodus of executives to a rival company can be a nightmare for a board of directors.  Losing key people under such sudden circumstances creates a crisis that tests the ability and resolve of senior management and, if not handled correctly, can lead to severe financial harm, loss of confidential information and key clients, serious damage to reputation and morale, and threaten the future of the enterprise.

Steve Vickers will speak about the practical handling of these situations as well as examining the overall threat to a business and discuss the early signs that a defection may be about to take place. Steve will also look at methods by which companies can act to prevent such defections, or make them harder or less damaging, and explore means of fighting back, either by targeting the defectors, or the aggressor company that is funding the exercise.

Highlights of the presentation include: 

·          Hostile Defections – an explanation as to how these can occur

·          Key Causation Factors and Clues

·          Early Warning Signals to defections

·          Establishment of a Crisis Containment Team

·          Staff Interviews / Intelligence Gathering

·          Electronic Evidence Recovery to unearth useful evidence

·          Chronological Analysis of Events

·          Going over the Offensive to regain control


Steve Vickers is the CEO of Steve Vickers & Associates (“SVA”) (
www.stevevickersassociates.com) and has over 40 years experience in Asia.

SVA is a specialist risk mitigation, corporate intelligence and security consulting company. The company serves multi-national corporations, law firms, financial institutions, private equity funds, high net-worth individuals and insurance companies and underwriters around the world.

For the past 25 years in the private sector, Steve has conducted numerous sensitive business intelligence projects, defended against large scale staff defections, major financial investigations, international asset searches and crisis containment assignments. He has also led a number of crisis management teams faced by financial or other critical threats to multi-national corporations.

Steve previously spent 18 years with the former Royal Hong Kong Police and commanded its Criminal Intelligence Bureau with a special focus on triads, organised crime and money laundering.

Steve is also an acknowledged expert on political, security and risk issues in Asia Pacific.

Date:  27 June, 2019
Venue:  Harcourt Suite, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
  (Attire: Business Smart)  Please visit the website for details:https://www.thehongkongclub.hk/public/dress-code-policies.html
Time: 8:00am – 8:30         Registration and breakfast
  8:30am – 9:30         Presentation and Q&A
  Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for.

To Register please contact: gting@stevevickersassociates.com                         

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