The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, jointly delivered by the Competition Commission.
This webinar will cover major developments in Hong Kong’s competition regime, and provide practical advice to in-house counsel on navigating the ins-and-outs of Competition Ordinance (Cap 619).
The session will address:
Mr Samuel Chan Ka-yan, JP
Chairman of the Competition Commission
Mr Samuel Chan has been a member of the Competition Commission since 2016 and was recently appointed Chairman of the Competition Commission in May 2020. He is a practising barrister at Denis Chang’s Chambers, regularly advising and acting in commercial, company, and chancery disputes. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.
Prior to being appointed as the Chairman of the Competition Commission, Mr Chan served as Vice-Chairman of the Consumer Council. He currently holds a number of public positions, serving as a Non-Executive Director of the Insurance Authority and as Deputy Chairman of the Town Planning Appeal Board.
Mr Brent Snyder
Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission
Mr. Brent Snyder was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Competition Commission in September 2017.
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Snyder served in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2003 until 2017, first as a Trial Attorney playing a key role in the Division’s criminal matters, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) from 2013 until 2017. In his capacity as DAAG, Mr. Snyder headed the criminal enforcement function overseeing enforcement, prosecutions, leniency and other policy work. Mr. Snyder twice received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and was awarded an Antitrust Division Award of Distinction.
Prior to joining the government, Mr. Snyder practiced law at Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and Perkins Coie in Seattle where he was a Partner.
SC, Barrister at Temple Chambers
Mr. Chan is a practising barrister who advises and acts as counsel and advocate in commercial, constitutional and administrative law litigation. His practice extends to regulatory fields with both private and public law elements, including securities, telecommunications, land administration and competition law.
Mr. Chan acted for the Commission (led by Daniel Beard QC) in Commission v W. Hing and Ors, the Tribunal’s first ever decision on the economic efficiency defence and the first time the Tribunal ordered the payment of pecuniary penalties.
Mr. Chan has been cited across various editions of Chambers & Partners guides (Global/Asia Pacific) as “a very intelligent and articulate barrister” with “an excellent brain and exceptional presentation skills” who “commands the court’s respect”.
Partner of Eversheds Sutherland
Mr Ferguson is highly experienced competition law practitioner, who, since 2015, has led Eversheds Sutherland’s competition practice in Asia. He is qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales and has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients on all aspects of competition law and economic regulation.
Mr Ferguson represented the Hong Kong Communications Authority in Television Broadcasts Limited v Communications Authority, in which TVB judicially reviewed the CA’s finding that TVB had abused a dominant position in the Hong Kong broadcasting market (the first time the Hong Kong High Court was required to consider issues of competition law).
Prior to taking up his role in Hong Kong, Adam represented clients on numerous European Commission cartel investigations, including the Tin stabilizers, Acrylic Glass and Trucks cartels and was part of the team that represented Reckitt Benckiser on its ground-breaking early resolution agreement with the UK Office of Fair Trading, in respect an alleged abuse of dominance relating to the heartburn remedy, Gaviscon.
Adam has been consistently identified as a leading individual for competition law in Hong Kong, with Legal 500, describing him as "personable, sharp and dedicated".
The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, jointly delivered by Baker McKenzie.
As corporates go digital under the impact of COVID-19, the need to safeguard and strengthen cybersecurity has never been greater. Furthermore, the number of cyber fraud cases has surged with the slowdown in economic activity globally. From supply scams related to bulk purchases of personal protective equipment, to business email hacking incidents targeted at companies across sectors most susceptible to supply chain disruption – fraudsters demonstrate a high level of technical and economic sophistication as they exploit the fear and uncertainty created by the pandemic.
The webinar will assist corporates and in-house counsel in identifying, managing and navigating cyber fraud risks (including financial loss, identity theft, and personal data breach/leakage), limiting and curbing such exposures and responding effectively in the event of cyber fraud.
Our webinar directly addresses these issues and will cover:
1. Overview of development of privacy/breach reporting requirements across Asia Pacific
2. Potential cybersecurity and cyber fraud risks (internet scams, email phishing, etc.) arising from COVID-19 and major implications in Hong Kong and China
3. Panel discussion on insights and practical tips
Paolo Sbuttoni, Partner, Data privacy/Cybersecurity, Hong Kong
Paolo is a technology and data privacy lawyer based in Hong Kong. He advises clients in a broad range of sectors on data privacy / cybersecurity, IT contracts and outsourcing, communications, e-commerce, internet regulatory issues, general commercial agreements and consumer protection. He has extensive experience advising on privacy and data projects, including global compliance projects, handling data security incidents and assisting Asian based clients with the impact of GDPR. He is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner" for TMT in the Legal 500, 2020 for Hong Kong.
Gary Seib, Partner, Dispute Resolution - Cyber fraud Risks and Recovery, Hong Kong
Gary is a commercial disputes specialist with over 34 years’ experience. Gary has extensive experience in the technology and services sectors, and is a relationship partner for a number of Baker McKenzie’s key TMT and transportation industry clients.
Gary is ranked as an Acritas “Star” Lawyer, an “Eminent Practitioner” and a leading practitioner in his field by top legal directories, including Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and “PLC Which Lawyer?” He is one of the first lawyers to be granted “Solicitor Advocate” status before the Hong Kong courts and has extensive experience in alternate dispute resolution techniques, particularly in arbitration and mediation.
Simon Hui, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Shanghai
Simon leads Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Group in Shanghai. He is ranked among the leading lawyers for dispute resolution/regulatory and compliance in China by Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
With more than 22 years of practice experience, Simon has in-depth experience in handling compliance / regulatory matters including anti-bribery/anti-corruption and unfair competition issues. He has conducted complex internal investigations for a large number of multinational companies across a range of industries. He is also a skilled investigator and has experience in dealing with PRC judiciary bodies and regulators such as SPC, SAIC and SAFE.
Gillian Lam, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution - Cyber fraud Risks and Recovery, Hong Kong
Gillian’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration in Hong Kong, including general commercial/corporate disputes, commercial fraud and bribery investigations, and contentious employment issues. She has been granted “Solicitor Advocate” status before the Hong Kong courts. She is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Davis Polk.
Our lawyers will discuss key aspects and potential legal implications of the HKSAR National Security Law (NSL) and U.S. government responses, for businesses operating in Hong Kong.
Mr. Rogers is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, based in Hong Kong. He is regarded as one of Asia’s leading litigation and financial services regulatory lawyers, with nearly 30 years’ experience in Asia. His practice includes complex litigation, dispute resolution, regulatory, white collar crime and fintech/regtech matters, with extensive experience advising leading corporates, the financial services industry and government bodies. Mr. Rogers has a strong relationship with the regulators in Hong Kong and substantial experience with securities and banking regulators in China, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Mr. Rogers is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the foremost legal directories, including Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000 and Asia Pacific Legal 500.
Mr. Lin is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on public and private corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, convertible and high-yield debt offerings and private equity investments, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lin has worked on some of the most significant capital markets transactions in Asia, including with companies from the technology, media, Internet, healthcare, banking, natural resources, real estate, financial services, energy/oil and gas and other sectors. Mr. Lin is recognized as one of the leading capital markets lawyers in Hong Kong/China by top tier international legal directories and surveys, including Chambers and IFLR1000.
Mr. Friedman is an associate in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on global enforcement and litigation matters, including criminal and civil investigations and regulatory enforcement actions by authorities in the U.S., Hong Kong, and across Asia. Mr. Friedman also has extensive civil litigation experience in the U.S. courts representing clients in securities and complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Zheng is an associate in Davis Polk's Litigation Department, currently practicing as a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. Her practice focuses on regulatory and internal investigations of alleged FCPA violations and breaches of securities, anti-money laundering and sanctions laws. She also advises Fintech firms in relation to regulatory compliance. Before joining Davis Polk in 2014, she spent two years in the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations Headquarters and four years at the International Court of Justice in The Hague working on inter-State disputes on various international law subjects.
The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Ropes & Gray.
Featuring Geoffrey Atkins and Andrew Dale, Litigation & Enforcement partners of Ropes & Gray, this webinar will focus on:
In-house teams continue to face existing and new challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. You will learn about the latest developments of compliance that help mitigate and prioritize legal risks for your businesses.
Geoffrey Atkins is a partner in the litigation and enforcement practice group at Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong. Geoff advises public companies, fund sponsors, and financial services clients in the United States and throughout Asia in connection with civil and criminal government enforcement matters before the SEC, DOJ, and other state and foreign regulators, and in connection with complex securities and commercial disputes. In addition, Geoff regularly advises corporate management and directors conducting internal investigations, evaluating sensitive governance issues, and establishing regulatory compliance programs.
Andrew Dale is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office and a member of the firm’s litigation and enforcement practice. He has almost 20 years’ experience in Asia, representing U.S.-based and international corporations in arbitration, compliance matters, corporate investigations and litigation. Andrew combines the perspectives of a seasoned litigator and an experienced investigations attorney to identify and mitigate potential corruption-related and other compliance issues. He looks to take an innovative approach to his matters, leveraging technology, applying behavioral sciences research and striving to find creative solutions.