The ACC Hong Kong (formerly HKCCA) is managed by the Board of Directors, which comprise voluntary representatives from the corporate counsel community, who are elected for three year terms at the ACC Hong Kong's annual general meeting. The Board meets regularly to plan and organise ongoing events, seminars and conferences for its members and to further the ACC Hong Kong’s objectives.
Sandra Wu, President
Sandra has served on the ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors since 2017 as Treasurer and was elected President in 2019. Sandra is the Founding Partner and the Group General Counsel for Origin X Capital, a venture capital and investment management firm that provides seed, venture and growth stage funding to emerging companies in FinTech & Distributed Ledger Technology. She was the former Head of Legal & Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer Investments (HK) Limited, where she looked after the legal, regulatory and compliance needs of the investment management and advisory business units.
During her private practice career, Sandra worked at Weil Gotshal & Manges specialising in Private Equity and Fund Formation, Kirkland & Ellis focusing on Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Hong Kong. Outside of ACC, Sandra is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and a Mentor at The Women's Foundation in Hong Kong. She is a frequent public speaker and thought leader on the topics of blockchain and its disruptive impact on legal & financial markets and the regulation of cryptocurrencies.
Sandra holds a BCom (double major in Finance and Accounting), LL.B (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney. She is featured on the Dean's List of Excellence for Academic Performance and is also an International Golden Key Honorary Society Scholar. Sandra is admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong and Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Sharyn Ch'ang, Vice President
Sharyn has served on the ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors since late 2012, and from 2017 as the association's first Vice President. She actively contributes to ACC HK's ongoing evolution in its delivery of services to members, has lead the development of the sponsorship program, curated a number of successful revenue-generating half-day ACC conferences with law firms and other third parties on a range of topics, promotes inter-association relationships and events to broaden the engagement of members with like-minded professionals, co-chaired the inaugural Membership Committee with its purpose to be a springboard for succession planning for potential future directors, and is founding co-chair of the Pro Bono Services Committee, which is breaking new ground in Hong Kong with regard to the involvement of in-house counsel in the pro bono sector.
In her day job, Sharyn is Global Counsel with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) having previously been PwC's first Asia Regional Counsel, then based in Singapore. Prior to her move to Asia, Sharyn worked in Australia, including as a partner with Ernst & Young, and solicitor with Baker & McKenzie, and Gilbert & Tobin. Earlier experience also includes being IBM's first Australasian IP Counsel, and the founding National Director of IP for a government Education Department. Professional appointments include being a member of the Australian Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property; Chair of the Licensing Executives Society (NSW); member of the Faculty of Law Advisory Committee for the University of Wollongong, and non-executive director of an innovative Australian software business.
Sharyn holds a BA, LL.B (Honours) from Macquarie University, LL.M from the University of New South Wales, and a graduate diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is recognised in the Legal 500 China-Hong Kong GC Power List, and is the recipient of various industry awards and nominations, including being Asian Legal Business 2019 Hong Kong Inhouse Counsel of the Year finalist, and winner of the 2017 Asia Legal Awards Inhouse Counsel of Distinction award.
Eddie Bao, Treasurer
Eddie Bao is Senior Legal Counsel & Director at SS&C Technologies, a software and consulting services company focused primarily on the financial services industry. As Head of Legal APAC, Eddie has responsibility for all legal matters across Asia Pacific. This includes being an integral member of the senior management team in the region, negotiating customer contracts across SS&C’s many software clients and fund administration clients, Human Resources matters, compliance matters, data privacy, and anything and everything that can come across his desk.
Prior to working at SS&C Technologies, Eddie worked at Ciena as Corporate Counsel, APAC (based in Hong Kong), a telecommunications network hardware and software provider. He also has private practice experience working in the Technology Media Telecommunications team at Gilbert + Tobin in Melbourne and the Mergers and Acquisitions team at King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne.
Eddie maintains a strong interest in the technology space sharing knowledge and experience between in house counsel across the industry. He is admitted to practice in Victoria, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Law (Hon) and Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University in Melbourne.
Davyd Wong, General Secretary
Davyd is an experienced commercial lawyer and
trusted counsel with deep industry connections across the Asia Pacific region,
having practiced as a solicitor in Australia and Hong Kong for over 15 years.
He is currently general counsel and chief compliance officer at Star Anise
Limited. Davyd is also the founder and director of the Hong Kong Centre for Pro
Bono Service Ltd, a local charitable organisation serving the rights and
interests of the most marginalised and impoverished in our community.
Davyd holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, Sydney (Dean's list) and a Masters of Laws from Hong Kong University (With distinction).
Grace Chan is has over 10 years of experience in advising regional and international businesses on IT and telecom contracts and providing legal support in a broad range of commercial and related matters across the Asia-Pacific region.
She holds a LL.B (Hons) from Aberystwyth University and a LL.M in Information Technology Law from the University of Hong Kong. She was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (Non-Practising) and in Hong Kong. Grace is CIPP/E certified.
Erika Evasdottir is GC and CCO of Origin X Capital. Erika reviews investment opportunities for clients through the lens of legal, compliance, and regulation. Erika saves clients money and time by detecting issues in advance and cleaning up issues before investments are made. Erika was a capital markets lawyer at Milbank and Paul Hastings, a PE/M&A associate at Weil Gotshal, and became General Counsel (Asia) of the hedge funds Pine River and Folger Hill before coming to Origin X Capital.
She has a JD from Columbia, a PhD from Harvard and is admitted in New York and Hong Kong.
David Lamb is an Executive Director and Group Counsel of Hongkong Land Limited and the Group's principal subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Asia.
He joined the Company in 1996 and was appointed Group Counsel and a member of the Board in 2004. He is responsible for all legal aspects of the Group, and oversees the functions of Company Secretarial and Legal Services.
Mr Lamb is a US qualified lawyer with wide commercial experience in Asia and the US. He joined Jardine Matheson in 1992 and was seconded to Hongkong Land in 1996. Prior to joining Jardine Matheson, he worked in private practice with Oh-Ebashi Law Office in Osaka, Japan and with Lord, Bissell and Brook in Chicago, IL. He was educated in the US and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a General Business/Pre-law Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
Mr Lamb is a regular participant in community activities and involved with various charitable organisations.
Andrew Levy, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel (APAC), Accenture leads a team responsible for overseeing significant litigation and arbitration throughout Asia and Australia, as well as resolving pre-litigation client disputes. He also serves as Country Legal Director for China. In addition, Andrew supports significant regulatory and compliance investigations throughout APAC and advises on government relations strategy, particularly focused on China. Previously, Andrew led a global team at Accenture responsible for investigating allegations of compliance violations and employee misconduct, ranging from harassment to fraud and corruption. Prior to joining Accenture, Andrew was an attorney in the New York and Washington offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He took a leave from the firm from 2006-2009 to serve as deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Andrew holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He is a member of the AmCham Law Committee.
Phillip Meyer joined Oasis in 2007 and serves as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Co-Chief Operating Officer for the Oasis Group. He is responsible for providing legal advice to the Oasis Group and managing its legal and regulatory affairs on a global basis, as well as managing all non-trading operations for the firm, including infrastructure, IT, business development and investor relations, and human resources. Mr. Meyer received a B.A. in English from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with high honors, and he received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was Note Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal. Mr. Meyer is a member of the New York State Bar, an Associate Member of the Hong Kong Law Society, and a member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Meyer serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong and as Co-Chair of its Financial Services Committee, is a member of the Alternatives Investment Management Association (AIMA) Hong Kong Executive Committee and serves as co-chair of its Regulatory Committee, and serves on the Sohn Hong Kong conference planning committee for the Karen Leung Foundation Ltd. charity. Mr. Meyer was named to The Legal 500’s inaugural “GC Powerlist: China & Hong Kong” in 2017. Mr. Meyer is a frequent speaker on topics related to regulatory compliance, financial services legal issues and trends, in-house legal department management, hedge fund operations and management, shareholder activism, and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing
Vincent Ng is the General Counsel at Klook, a Hong Kong-based travel platform. As the first lawyer at Klook, he established the legal and compliance function with eight professionals in a year. He and his team supported the rapid growth and localisation of Klook in Asia, Europe, Americas and Australia, and provided advice on two rounds of fundraising. This effort saw Klook achieving unicorn status during the same period.
Prior to joining Klook, Vincent has years of experience in hotel management transactions in Asia with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. He is trained as a capital markets and M&A lawyer, having worked at Deutsche Bank’s in-house legal team and also the corporate departments of Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Vincent was awarded the Lee Shau Kee Scholarship to read BA Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. He is admitted to practise in Hong Kong and England and Wales.
Andrew Olson is Legal Counsel of PRADA Asia Pacific Limited and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the legal affairs of the PRADA group, one of the world's leading luxury brands, in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. This encompasses a wide range of work including both commercial and intellectual property matters.
Prior to joining PRADA, Mr. Olson was in private practice in Hong Kong for ten years, initially at Slaughter and May, and then at Wilkinson & Grist. During that period he handled a wide variety of commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and commercial contracts.
Mr. Olson graduated from Cambridge University in UK and holds an M.A. (Hons) Law degree. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.
Chi Wai Pang
Chi Wai is a Managing Director and Legal Counsel at Macquarie Capital, where he heads the legal team in Asia, covering principal investments across the region as well as private and public M&A. Chi Wai is also Regional General Counsel, Asia.
Prior to joining Macquarie in 2006, Chi Wai spent 10 years in private practice with Cameron McKenna, Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Norton Rose in London, Beijing and Hong Kong. He graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Law from the University of Durham, and also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Mandarin Chinese from Thames Valley University and a Certificate in PRC Legal Studies from Peking University.
Chi Wai is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong, and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Lin served on the ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors since 2008 as Treasurer (2008 – 2015) and as President (2015 – 2019). Lin believes that alliances are important to further expand the legal network for ACC Hong Kong. In addition with forming an alliance with ACC, she has also organized joint events with FIDA, Bar Council and Women in Law Hong Kong. Lin is also passionate about advocacy and formed a working group to respond to the Law Society’s proposed amendments to the Foreign Lawyer Registration Rules in 2018. Outside of ACC Hong Kong, Lin is the Head of IPO Vetting in the Listing Department of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. Ms. Shi joined the Listing Department in August 2013.
Prior to joining the HKEx, Lin was a Senior Vice President covering Investment Banking Legal and General Counsel of Greater China with Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2007 – 2012. Before that, she worked at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong and New York and Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in New York.
Lin is member of the New York state bar. She received her B.A. from Pomona College, cum laude, and her J.D. from New York University
Kit is Deputy General Counsel at HSBC. He is responsible for the legal coverage of HSBC’s Global Banking & Markets businesses for the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to managing the legal team, Kit sits on a number of risk management and governance committees. Kit started his legal career in New York at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, then moved with them to Singapore and Hong Kong, before moving in-house to JPMorgan in 2004, where he covered mainly capital markets. Beginning in 2015, Kit then spent a year working for a bank in Boston in the US, as Deputy General Counsel, before returning to Hong Kong to work at HSBC.
Kit is admitted to the bars of New York and Massachusetts and graduated from Columbia Law School. He obtained double majors in Economics and Russian from Bates College in Maine, US.
Mr. Jiaxing Zhou is a Managing Director and the Head of Legal Department of China International Capital Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited (“CICC HK”). He also serves as the Joint Company Secretary of China International Capital Corporation Limited (“CICC”). Mr. Zhou has been serving as a member of the Executive committee of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association since October 2012.
As the Joint Company Secretary of CICC, Mr. Zhou is in charge of the public disclosure of CICC, and supervising CICC’s compliance with the Listing Rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, Mr. Zhou is also sitting as a member of CICC’s Risk Management Committee, Capital Commitment Committee, New Products Review Committee and New Entity Establishment Committee.
Before moving in house, he worked in the corporate department of Slaughter and May in Hong Kong for more than four years. He studied law in England and Wales in 1999 and he practiced law in areas such as international arbitration and commercial litigation in Mainland China. He has rich experience both in contentious matters as well as general corporate and commercial transactions in the Greater China region.
He holds a LLM degree from Southampton University. He is admitted as a solicitor in PRC, England and Wales and Hong Kong. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English.