The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors supports the following event, hosted by Lewis Silkin.
TOPIC: APAC Employment Law Conference: Equal Pay, #MeToo, and Family Leave Rights across Asia Pacific
2018 saw a significant shift in the laws and workplace awareness on issues relating to equality, harassment and employee protection all over the world. With equal pay dominating the headlines, the #MeToo movement gaining traction at varying speeds in different countries and the trend towards enhanced family-friendly rights, it is now more important than ever for employers to be aware of the law surrounding these matters, how they impact on the workplace and how to manage issues arising from these matters practically and effectively.
This panel discussion will bring together experts in employment law from the Asia Pacific region to explore the above questions and, more generally, the laws related to equal pay, sexual harassment and family leave rights in their jurisdictions. We will be using practical case studies to bring the issues to life and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
Further details can be found here. To register please e-mail click here.
The Executive Committee of ACC Hong Kong invites you to the
2018 ACC Annual Meeting.
October 21-24, 2018Austin Convention Center 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, Texas 78701
Join the APAC delegation to receive a reduced registration fee of HKD $10,990. Click here to join.
Connect, Learn, Excel
These are not ordinary times. It’s imperative for you to take your practice and your department to a bold, new level. Learn from and network with in-house lawyers on complex legal and regulatory challenges, constant geopolitical change, cyber risk, and the need to help drive business strategy. Attend the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel to stay ahead, connected, and indispensable.
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The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Pillsbury.
Food and drinks will be provided. CPD points are not available for this event.
Private jets are a natural hallmark of corporate success and private wealth, but the legal work involved in buying, selling, operating and financing them involves a highly complex landscape riddled with pitfalls. This evening session offers a whirlwind tour over fine wine and canapes to familiarise in-house corporate and family office counsel with the legal aspects of the private skies.
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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 email@example.com or (852) 2516 7007.
The ACC Hong Kong Executive Committee is pleased to support the
2018 Asia Pro Bono Conference in Hong Kong.
To register click here and follow the instructions.
If you register before May 31, 2018, you’ll benefit from the Early Bird Rate of US$499 US (Full price is US$550). To take advantage of the Early Bird Rate – input the promotion code “APBC2018” when prompted.
By registering early, you will also be able to enjoy cheaper and a greater selection of flight and hotel bookings.
Please also note that spaces this year are capped, due to space limitations at the venue, so get in early.
The Asia Pro Bono Conference is an initiative founded in 2012. The event celebrates and emphasises pro bono legal work and legal ethics, discussing ways to further the outreach of the pro bono ethos and impact throughout Asia and around the globe. Click here to learn more about the history of the conference.
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The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Miller & Chevalier.
Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.
TOPIC: United States Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
Under the Trump administration, 2018 has seen major shifts in U.S. enforcement of its sanctions and export control laws, as well as increased scrutiny on foreign direct investment emanating from China and Hong Kong. The U.S. enforcement focus on China in the midst of full-scale trade war remains strong, as does its focus on North Korea despite recent developments on the diplomatic front. We have also seen aggressive steps taken to reimpose and enforce secondary sanctions on non-U.S. persons conducting business in Iran and Russia. This seminar is designed to help in-house counsel identify potential U.S. enforcement risks as early as possible, in the face of increasingly complex legal rules, and know what steps to take to investigate and remediate them efficiently and appropriately in order to reduce or eliminate the possibility of potentially damaging U.S. government action.
Timothy P. O'Toole counsels and defends clients in white collar criminal matters, conducts internal corporate investigations, and represents potential witnesses and targets in government investigations. Although Mr. O'Toole has substantial experience in all areas of white collar practice, his main focus is on economic sanctions and export controls. Mr. O'Toole represents companies and individuals at all stages of the process, including enforcement actions brought by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. O'Toole conducts due diligence investigations regarding trade issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions and represents companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He also provides companies and individuals with advice on compliance with the U.S. economic sanctions and export controls laws, and interacts regularly with OFAC and BIS in that capacity.
The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors supports the following presentation, hosted by Euromoney Legal Media Group.
Euromoney Legal Media Group will be holding its annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards on November 8 at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong. Asia’s leading women lawyers will gather to celebrate those nominated for and winning awards.
This evening will celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession throughout the region. During the evening, there will be rewards for individuals in practice area categories and firm awards highlighting the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, work-life balance, pro-bono work and talent management. The night will include a keynote speech from Ms. Ferheen Mahomed, group general counsel at HKEX.
For nominees in the individual practice areas, firm awards and in-house awards, please click here.
The awards will be supporting the Women’s Foundation this year where all proceeds raised will contribute towards improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong.
To reserve your place, please email James Murray or call +852 2842 6936.
The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to a junk trip hosted by Slaughter and May.
Slaughter and May Junk Trip: A one hour sail from Central, followed by a barbecue at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Middle Island.
The partners of Slaughter and May request the pleasure of the company of ACC Hong Kong members on Thursday, 8 November 2017 for a one hour sail followed by a barbecue at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Middle Island, which is between Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay.
The Slaughter and May junk will depart from Pier 9 in Central at 18.45 and arrive at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Middle Island at 19.45. After dinner, sampans from Middle Island will return guests to the Pier at 52 Island Road.
18:45 - Depart from Pier 9, Central
19:45 - Arrive at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Middle Island for a barbecue.
22:00 - Depart from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Middle Island for the Pier at 52 Island Road.
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The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Howse Williams Bowers.
A light lunch will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for.
The session will cover:
Jill Wong, Partner
Head of Regulatory Practice
Jill specialises in financial services and corporate regulatory and compliance issues. She was previously Deputy General Counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and was in-house counsel at Credit Suisse. Her unique experience allows her to provide in-depth and constructive insights and she advises on both on contentious and non-contentious issues.
Jill is co-author of "Securities and Futures Ordinance : Commentary & Annotations" Sweet & Maxwell, 4th edition, and a member of the HKICPA Disciplinary Committee and the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee. Jill regularly speaks on regulatory matters; in 2018 the hot topics have been financial crime (including AML/CTF), fintech and market misconduct.
12:30 pm for lunch, 1:00 - 2:00 pm for presentation
The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Kirkland & Ellis.
Justice Fok became patron of ACC Hong Kong in 2010. Join Lin Shi, ACC Hong Kong President, in a conversation with Justice Fok on the in-house profession, rule of law, judiciary independence and other topical issues. A light breakfast will be provided.
Justice Fok was appointed a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal on 21 October 2013.
Justice Fok was born in Hong Kong in 1962. He attended school and university in the United Kingdom. He graduated with an LLB from University College London in 1984 and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1985 where he undertook commercial pupillage. On returning to Hong Kong in 1986, he was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar and commenced private practice, practicing generally in the fields of commercial and public law. He became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1997. In 1999, he was appointed a Senior Counsel and continued in private practice at the Bar until his full-time appointment to the Bench in 2010. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1991 and practised on a part-time basis in that jurisdiction between 2002 and 2006.
From 2003 to 2009, Justice Fok was a Recorder of the Court of First Instance. He was appointed a Judge of the Court of First Instance in 2010 and a Justice of Appeal in 2011. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2006 and became a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2015.
Justice Fok serves on the Judiciary's Committee on Information Technology and on the Court of Final Appeal Rules Committee.
The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors is pleased to announce the ACC Asia-Pacific 2019 Annual Meeting.
SAVE THE DATE!
Please mark your calendars for inaugural ACC Asia Pacific Annual Meeting. To be held in Hong Kong on 11 April 2019, the ACC APAC Annual Meeting will bring together in-house counsel across the region to network, learn, and gain expert insights across the latest trends from the global in-house legal sector.
The everyday reality of in-house teams is one of increasing workloads, limited resources, and budgetary constraints. All of which is compounded by an increasingly complex and ever-changing regulatory environment. The one-day conference programme will address the broad and multi-disciplinary skill-set required of successful in-house counsel and features three diverse learning streams:
For more information, please visit the 2019 ACC APAC Annual Meeting website.
Any ACC Hong Kong members who renew their full membership--or upgrade their standard membership to full membership--before 31 August 2018 will also have the opportunity to register for the 2019 ACC APAC Annual Meeting for the heavily discounted price of HK$1,335. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about conference registration or for any questions about membership renewal.