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General Counsel perspectives on legal department transformations - the why and the how?

  • 10 Oct 2019
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Level 76, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
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The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by KorumLegal

This is a dialogue for general counsel and legal leaders looking to improve their legal department’s efficiencies by redesigning their current practices.  It’s commonly referred to as “the digital transformation journey”.   In this session you’ll learn why this practice is emerging and how you can achieve "transformation”.  Our panel of GCs will discuss their journeys and provide some great insights:
  • strategy, levels of adoption and continuing strategy;
  • driving value for legal departments and end business clients;
  • technologies available and their impact on the business process;
  • new capabilities and structures needed to support implementation; and last (but certainly not least!)
  • mistakes and learnings.



Danh Nguyen - Danh is an experienced senior corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years of global commercial practice experience across payments, financial services and IT/technology sectors. He has worked in global listed companies and in private practice on a wide range of matters including general corporate and commercial, financial services, regulatory and strategic risk and compliance. He also has extensive general management, leadership and business development experience.


Giselle Bates – Giselle is Group General Counsel – APAC for Allegis Group. Allegis Group is headquartered in the US and is one of the world’s largest contract and permanent recruitment businesses. Giselle had broad experience leading multi-jurisdictional and multi-cultural legal and compliance teams, with a particular focus on Asia having spent 12 years living in Hong Kong and Japan. With over twenty years’ experience as a lawyer, most of it spent in-house, Giselle’s practice has focused on commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment, litigation, and compliance including investigations and regulatory matters. But her passion is developing people and helping her team members succeed in their roles, including by using technology to help them be more efficient.


Darren Foo – Darren Foo is Senior Counsel – Asia Pacific at FIS.  FIS is a provider of technology and solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets across the globe, and FIS’ recent acquisition of global payments leader, Worldpay, Inc, has brought together the world’s leading fintech provider with the world’s leading global acquirer. Integrating two complex companies brings with it certain challenges and in his role as a trusted FIS business partner, Darren has been involved with helping to shape the FIS legal team and its processes in the APAC region and globally, through FIS’ integration after it acquired the former SunGard business in 2015, and now as FIS integrates Worldpay into FIS systems and processes over time.


Gillian Meller – Gillian is currently the Legal and European Business Director of MTR Corporation Limited. She is responsible for the provision of commercial legal support to all aspects of the company’s business, the strategic management of the company’s insurance programmes and its corporate governance and risk management function. She also manages and oversees the growth of the company’s European Business. Meller is qualified to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales and is a Member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform in Hong Kong. She is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, a Member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform and Committee Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Belt & Road Advisory Committee in Hong Kong


Level 76, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Time: 12.30 pm - lunch, 13.00 pm - 14.00 pm - presentation
  Food and drinks will be provided 

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