Asialaw Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel Summit 2019 - Agenda May 30 2019, Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong


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The Law Society of Hong Kong has approved 6.5 CPD points (equivalent to NY/California CLE)

8.10 Registration

8.45 Chair’s opening remarks

8.50 Keynote address: geopolitical uncertainty and the global economy
With many industries facing continued disruption from economic and geopolitical upheaval, a leading economist will examine the latest global macro issues making headlines.
Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist, IHS Markit

9.10 Bridging the gap between regulatory compliance and customer experience
• How to build a strong relationship between the customer experience and compliance departments
• Integrating compliance into sales and on-boarding without adversely affecting customer experience
• Embedding compliance procedures from the start of the customer journey
• Overcoming the challenges of two often conflicting departments and understanding where the opportunities lie
• Finding the right balance between pers
Ben Hamilton, head of legal, Asia, ANZ (moderator)
Lawrence Yee, managing director, head of legal and compliance, China Renaissance Securities
Stanley Lui, legal director, Asia, TI Fluid Systems
Anna Shek, senior legal counsel, Tencent
Yogesh Kumar, head legal and compliance – Asia Pacific, Apex Fund Services

10.00 Managing the complexities of cross border data flows
• How will Chinese data regulation impact cross border business?
• Will there be international harmonisation of data controls?
• Update on regional data on-shoring requirements
• How to store and share data safely while meeting global regulatory requirements
Lesli Ligorner, partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius (moderator)
Raymond Goh, group general counsel, international, China Travel Service
Priscilla Piergoelam
, senior legal counsel, SAP
Hester Leung
, associate general counsel, regional head of global internal investigations group, HSBC

10.50 Coffee break and networking

11.20 An update on sanctions, export control and financial crime compliance in Asia Pacific
• Review of recent regulatory changes
• Looking ahead to 2019/20
• Practical tips for building a dynamic compliance program
Geoff Atkins, partner, Ropes & Gray (moderator)
Shaun Ansell, head of legal and compliance, Asia-Pacific, Gazprombank
Andy Meehan
, executive director, legal and compliance, Morgan Stanley
Hugo Ngaw
, group legal counsel, Convoy Global
Jamie Prudhomme
, compliance manger & BSA/AML officer, Flywire

12.10 Presentation: Role of blockchain technology in driving economic growth and its impact on Korea’s legal landscape and prospects
Forecasting how blockchain and cryptocurrencies will evolve over
the next 5 years and what new economic models will be created
• Understanding how the new economies will affect the legal industry
and strategies to take advantage of new market opportunities
• Overview of how the law is catching up with blockchain
technology/businesses in Korea
Kyung-Taek Jung, managing partner, Kim & Chang
Samuel Yim, senior foreign attorney, Kim & Chang

12.40 Lunch and networking
Roundtable luncheon: adopting LegalTech and legal innovation in your law department (by invitation only)
• Select general counsel and Heads of Legal are invited to attend a closed lunchtime roundtable to discuss the opportunities and challenges in adopting legaltech to improve efficiencies and insights in their own law departments under Chatham House Rules.
Facilitated by Brian Tang; managing director, ACMI; RegTech co-chair, Fintech Association of Hong Kong

13.40 Overview of dispute resolution in Asia Pacific
• Trends in Asia Pacific cross-border disputes
• Choosing an arbitration centre in Asia
• Key features of the new enforcement arrangement between Mainland China and Hong Kong and how it will work in practice
Sou Chiam, head of regulatory affairs and policy, HSBC (moderator)
Iris Li, legal counsel, Alibaba
Carli Yung, head of litigation and employment, Nomura
Deborah Kaplan, litigation counsel, Asia Pacific, Morgan Stanley

14.30 Presentation: Country spotlight - Philippines
• Jurisdictional update and regulatory trends to watch out for
• What to be aware of when doing business in Philippines
Agustin R. Montilla IV, senior partner, Romulo

15.00 Coffee break and networking

15.20 The GDPR and comparison of data protection laws in APAC
• Getting a clear understanding of GDPR and what it means for firms in Asia
• A comparison of data protection laws across the APAC region
• How the data protection and data privacy landscape is developing
Sophia Chan-Yap PK, chief investment officer, Trackmore Ventures (moderator)
Raina Yeung
, assistant privacy commissioner for personal data (legal, policy & research), Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Hong Kong
Silvia Wong, regional legal counsel, Aegon Asia
Andrew Morentz
, director, regional privacy officer, APAC, Royal Bank of Canada

16.10 The latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and initiatives

• The changing face of cybersecurity and how regulators across the region are tackling cyber crime
• Protecting your business against the threat of cybercrimes and how to handle it as an in house lawyer
• Tips for dealing with data security breaches
• Understanding the security and cyber risks associated with new technologies
• Lessons learned from Marriott’s cyber breach
Sabrina Maguire, head of legal, Sun Hung Kai & Co (moderator)

Micky Lo, chief technology risk officer APAC, BNY Mellon
Brian W Tang
, managing director, ACMI; RegTech co-chair, Fintech Association of Hong Kong
Susan Lo, partner, Lee & Li

17.00 Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

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