Asialaw Asia-Pacific In-house Counsel Summit 2015 - Speakers

May 27 2015 | Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong


Astor Chan

senior director, associate general counsel
Ralph Lauren

Astor is the Associate General Counsel of Ralph Lauren Asia Pacific Limited, based in Hong Kong. Astor provides legal advice and manages material legal risks of the Asia Pacific entities, including development of new businesses in emerging markets, establishment of e-commerce business, management of employee and customer data, expansion of product ranges and acquisition of new real estate.

Astor has strong experiences in the retail, consumer goods and entertainment sectors. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Astor was the Head of Legal at eSun Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed company specializing in the entertainment business. Before that, she was the Legal Counsel of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, one of the largest cosmetics retail companies in Asia, also listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Astor is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor Degree in Laws (LL.B) from the University of Hong Kong, and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from the University of Manchester.

Phillip Monaghan

executive director
Competition Comission

Mr. Philip Monaghan was appointed to the position of Executive Director (General Counsel) of the Competition Commission (CC) in June 2014.

Immediately prior to his appointment to CC, Mr. Monaghan was in private practice in Hong Kong with an international law firm advising Hong Kong businesses, Asian companies and global multinationals on competition law issues arising under antitrust laws worldwide.

Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2007, Mr. Monaghan worked in the competition and economic regulatory departments of international legal practices in London and Brussels. With over a decade of experience in competition law, his private practice work has covered competition compliance, restrictive agreements and cartels, abuse of market power matters and multi-jurisdictional merger control.

Mr. Monaghan has represented clients involved in antitrust investigations and reviews conducted by various international competition authorities. He has been legal advisor to one of the United Kingdom's sectoral economic regulators and has assisted UNCTAD, the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition and regional Asian authorities with competition capacity building initiatives.

Mr. Monaghan was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2009. He is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in the Republic of Ireland (though currently non-practicing in the Republic of Ireland). Mr. Monaghan graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Queen Mary, the University of London. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King's College London and an MA in French literature from the National University of Ireland (Dublin).

Eugenia Chuang

integrated partner
Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Ms. Eugenia Chuang is an Integrated Partner with Tsar & Tsai Law Firm. She currently serves on the Firm's Executive Committee and is Chair of the Firms International Committee. Her main area of practice includes dispute resolution, cross-border transactions, corporate law, competition law, and information privacy law. She joined Tsar & Tsai Law Firm in 2000.

Eugenia has significant experience in litigation and arbitration. Her practice area includes shareholders and joint venture disputes, insider dealing and market manipulation cases, banking, investment disputes, employment, and trade secret violations. Ms. Chuang has handled many substantial and significant civil claims, commercial fraud prosecution, regulatory investigation and cartel accusations. Her litigation experience includes representing the interests of private sectors against branches of the Taiwanese government.

Besides her dispute resolution practice, Eugenia is also an experienced transaction attorney, having assisted multinational companies in various types of cross-border transactions. Her involvement in transaction covers mergers and acquisitions, tender offer, capital raising via public offerings, syndicated loans and joint venture.

Furthermore, Ms. Chuang is specialized in data protection laws. She is the first attorney in Taiwan to obtain dual certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a privacy professional in the United States and European Union. She assisted clients in pharmaceutical, technology and financial industries to structure a compliance program for data privacy compliances.

Gavin Lewis

Gavin has extensive experience of investigations, complex contentious regulatory work, white collar crime and litigation with a particular focus on the financial sector. He advises asset managers, banks, listed companies and wealth management firms on investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Stock Exchange, Commercial Crime Bureau and Independent Commission Against Corruption in Hong Kong, in addition to other regulators around Asia, including in India, Japan, the PRC, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

He also advises clients on internal investigations and reviews arising from compliance incidents, and in relation to anti-corruption. In his litigation practice he has experience in complex creditor disputes, mis-selling claims, regulatory litigation, significant cross-border directors' and shareholders' disputes, auditors' liability, disciplinary matters, private international and public law. Gavin is recognised as a leading litigator (top tier) in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Asia.

Daniel Shih

Senior vice president, general counsel & chief ethics officer
Walmart China

Daniel Shih is Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer of Walmart China. He oversees the legal affairs as well as the management and enforcement of Walmart’s Ethics program in China.

Prior to joining Walmart, Daniel served as Senior Legal Counsel of Asia for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD), and was responsible for legal matters in business operations, joint venture negotiations and strategic M&A transactions in China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Before that, He worked for both Nortel Networks and the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie.

Daniel received his Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law, American University, an executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and HKUST, and a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Sarah Chan

general counsel
China Vanguard Group

Sarah Chan obtained her law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is qualified to practice law in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She spent first 4 years of legal career with the international firm of Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters in Hong Kong specializing in projects and project finance with a particular focus on China. She then spent the next 10 years as corporate counsel with the Asia Pacific regional headquarter of 2 fortune 500 companies in Hong Kong attending legal matters and government affairs in the region. She is now the General Counsel of China Vanguard Group Limited which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Miranda So

Davis Polk

Ms. So is a partner at Davis Polk, based in Hong Kong. Her practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. She has extensive experience representing public and private companies in M&A and strategic transactions. She also regularly advises major corporations and private equity clients on investments, PIPEs, dispositions, restructurings, reorganizations, spinoffs and joint ventures. Her recent representations included transactions involving Hong Kong-, U.S.-listed and Chinese companies in their significant M&A and going-private transactions, as well as various acquisitions and investments in China and across Asia.

Ms. So practice also focuses on advising clients in connection with the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments and divestitures. Ms. So is admitted to practice in both New York and Hong Kong and she’s fluent in Mandarin.

Ms. So is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Asia.

Hee Won (Marina) Moon

Kim & Chang

Hee Won (Marina) Moon is a foreign attorney in the firm’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense and Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance Practice Groups. Ms. Moon represents a wide range of companies in matters concerning corporate investigations, regulatory compliance, and white collar criminal defense, with a focus on anti-corruption issues in Korea and the U.S.

She has co-authored several publications concerning anti-corruption issues, including most recently, “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act: the U.S. Government’s Perspective on Enforcing the FCPA” (The OECD Convention on Bribery: a Commentary, 2014).

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Ms. Moon was in the New York office of a major international law firm, where her practice focused on civil and criminal disputes and corporate investigations.

Ms. Moon received her undergraduate degree from Seoul National University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Veronica Lockyer

vice president (regulatory compliance)
PCCW Limited

Ms. Lockyer has been vice president responsible for regulatory compliance at PCCW since September 2013. Based in Hong Kong her role involves advising PCCW Limited group companies on regulatory compliance issues, including competition law issues, in both the telecoms and broadcasting sectors.

Prior to working at PCCW, Ms. Lockyer spent more than 10 years in private practice at international law firms working in London, Brussels and Shanghai. Her practice covered a range of commercial and regulatory areas. She has experience in all aspects of competition and antitrust law and covering sectors including retail, groceries and branded goods as well as telecoms and broadcasting.
Ms Lockyer is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Jay Patrick R. Santiago

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Jay is from the Philippines and is a Philippine-qualified lawyer working as Counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”). His tasks include the administration of arbitration at HKIAC and the promotion of the use of arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. He has been a resource speaker in various talks about international commercial arbitration and enforcement of arbitral awards.

Prior to moving to Hong Kong and joining HKIAC in 2014, Jay had five years’ experience in private practice in the Philippines. He was part of the Corporate and Special Projects Department, Tax Department, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices where he had extensive experience in commercial litigation, tax advisory and litigation, foreign investment, and corporate housekeeping. He then joined the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Quisumbing Torres (a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) as a Mid-Level Associate where he had extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, legal compliance (including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), and international commercial arbitration.

Jay is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators East Asia Branch (Philippine Chapter) and a trained arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. He is the Vice President for International Initiatives of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the ASEAN Law Association and Phi Kappa Phi International Honors Society. He is also a member of various young members’ arbitration groups, including Young ICCA, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, and HK45. He has contributed to various publications about arbitration and mediation in the Philippines.

Cecilia L. Pesayco

corporate secretary

Atty. Ma. Cecilia L. Pesayco is currently the Corporate Secretary of LT Group. Inc., PAL Holdings, Inc., Air Philippines Corporation and Allied Savings Bank. She handles the general corporate requirements of the Lucio Tan Group ( Philippines) including structuring, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, banking, capital markets and securities. She previously held the positions of Chief Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Philippine National Bank on concurrent basis.

Simon Booker

partner, economics & regulation,

Simon is an economist and former economic regulator with a UK Government competition body. He assists clients with economic, financial and valuation analyses in investigations, regulatory matters and disputes. He serves clients in Hong Kong and Mainland China with anti-trust and dispute-related economic services.

Simon has led competition investigations and assessments of markets in a variety of sectors, ranging from infrastructure and real estate, transport, retail products, financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare. He has extensive international experience, having advised Governments and companies on regulation and competition policy worldwide.

Alan Xu

Simmons & Simmons

Alan is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial group of Simmons & Simmons. He has extensive experience of advising multinationals in their expansion into China by foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions. He also frequently advises Chinese state-owned and privately owned companies on their overseas acquisitions. Alan was invited by the Chinese government in some key legislations of recent years, including the National Security Review Rules for M&A by Foreign Investors and the draft Foreign Investment Law. Alan is a qualified lawyer in the PRC and New York.

Solomon M. Hermosura

managing director
Ayala Corporation

Solomon M. Hermosura, Filipino has served as Managing Director of Ayala Corporation since 1999 and a member of the Ayala Corporation Management Committee since 2009 and the Ayala Group Management Committee since 2010.

He is also the Group Head of Corporate Governance, General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Ayala Corporation. He is the CEO of Ayala Group Legal. He serves as Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Ayala Land, Inc., and Corporate Secretary of Globe Telecom, Inc., Manila Water Company, Inc., Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. and Ayala Foundation, Inc.; and a member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies in the Ayala group.

He graduated valedictorian with Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College in 1986 and placed third in the 1986 Bar Examination

Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo

supervising partner
Securities Group

Cynthia is responsible for projects of the firm involving securities law practice, capital market transactions, registration of securities, and offerings of securities to the public. She is also involved in major investment projects of foreign companies in the Philippines, organization and operation of mutual funds, acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers, and structuring and executing capital-raising activities.

Cynthia headed teams handling major projects involving the flotation of equity and debt securities and listings with The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). These projects involve domestic and international initial public offerings of leading Philippine-registered companies. She has advised major merger and acquisition transactions in the Philippines, including investments of foreign companies and start-up projects. She also contributed in the formulation of rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and PSE which affect the capital markets.

Cynthia became the Dean of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law from 1990 to 2000; currently, she is distinguished as the youngest and only female dean. She is a professorial lecturer in Securities Regulations and Practice, Civil Law Review, Obligations and Contracts, and Credit Transactions. She was also a bar reviewer in Civil Law. Aside from her various awards in the fields of civil and commercial law, she is recognized as a Recommended Lawyer in various legal publications for capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial law.

Cynthia received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Santo Tomas. She then obtained her bachelor of laws degree, Valedictorian, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1976 where she also received several gold medals and awards for academic excellence. She was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1977, placing 11th in the bar exam. She joined the law firm in the same year.

Agustin R. Montilla, IV

partner - mergers, acquisitions and capital markets

Agustin R. Montilla, IV, a partner, is a member of the Securities department. His practice focuses on securities, and corporate law.

Agustin helps solve problems for domestic and foreign clients and corporations. His experience is built on international securities offerings, restructuring, takeovers, take-privates, and cross-border acquisitions. He also serves as an advisor to various charitable and non-profit organizations devoted to education and the care of those affected by cancer.

Agustin was involved in the groundbreaking Pilipino Telephone Corporation debt restructuring, which remains to be the largest in the Philippines to have ever been successfully concluded on a consensual basis. He has represented the then NASDAQ-listed eTelecare Global Solutions, Inc. in an unprecedented auction requiring concurrent tender offers in the Philippines and the United States which necessitated compliance with incongruent laws and regulations.
Agustin has been named as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific, AsiaLaw Profiles, and Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Agustin received his bachelor’s degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1991 and his juris doctor degree from the same university in 1995, with honors. He received his master of laws degree from Columbia University in 2002. He joined the firm in 1996.

Gill Meller

legal director & secretary
MTR Corporation

Gill Meller has been MTR Corporation Limited's Legal Director & Secretary since September 2011. Ms. Meller is responsible for the provision of commercial legal support to all aspects of the Company's rail and property operations in Hong Kong and the Mainland of China, the Company's new rail and property projects in Hong Kong and its international growth business. She is also responsible for the strategic management of the Company's insurance programmes and its enterprise risk management, corporate responsibility and company secretarial functions and for overseeing the Company's procurement and contracts department. Ms. Meller is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.

Jasmine Karimi


Jasmine Karimi is a seasoned in-house professional with over 20 years of experience, 15 of which have been in progressively senior in-house regional roles in Canada and Hong Kong. Her experience spans across multiple jurisdictions and industries (including media, manufacturing and luxury retail). Preceding her in-house career, Jasmine was a corporate and litigation lawyer at major law firms in Canada and Singapore. Her areas of expertise include Commercial, Corporate, Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Intellectual Property, Technology, Employment and Data Privacy laws.

Noted for excellence in public speaking and presentations, Jasmine is a frequently invited speaker at industry and professional forums globally. She has an LL.B. (Hons) from the U.K., and an LLM specializing in IP law from Canada. She is admitted to practice law in England & Wales, Singapore, Canada, and Hong Kong. Jasmine speaks several Asian based languages with a varying degree of fluency and is now learning German.

Most recently, Jasmine was the Director & Associate General Counsel at Coach Inc. a leading American luxury brand (dual listed on the NYSE and HKSE), with oversight of Asia (ex Japan). She is currently taking a short break before embracing her next role. She sits on various committees and is the President of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association.

Jasmine was recently named as one of the 100 leading influential in-house lawyers in business in Asia in The Legal 500: Corporate Counsel 100 Asia 2014.

Judith Crosbie-Chen

general counsel, Asia

Judith has been serving as the General Counsel - Asia for Logitech's sales and marketing as well as its manufacturing operations in Asia since 2008.

Prior to joining Logitech, Judith acted as Gap Inc.'s top Asian-based lawyer in Asia and as McDonald's China Development team Legal Officer during the late 1990s and early 2000s when the restaurant chain was expanding its China presence at a dramatic pace.

Judith's commenced her legal career in private practice in London but she moved to Beijing in the early 1990s in order to study Mandarin at a local university. Judith was appointed as the first Resident Representative of a top UK law firm's China operations in 1992 and she was also a founding member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Beijing in the same year.

Judith moved to Hong Kong in 1994 and worked for several years in private practice before commencing her in-house career.

Judith was awarded the "Asialaw In-House Award" during the Euromoney 2013 Asia Women in Business Law Awards and she was also included in the Legal 500's list of the top Corporate Counsel 100 for the Asia Pacific region in 2014.

Jung Keol Suh

senior attorney
Kim & Chang

Jung Keol Suh is an attorney in the firm's Finance and Derivatives Litigation, Product Liability and IT/Privacy Litigation, Compliance and FCPA, and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Groups.

Mr. Suh joined the firm in 1994 after serving as a judge at the Seoul Civil District Court and the Seoul Criminal District Court. Since joining the firm, Mr. Suh has worked extensively in cross-border litigation, compliance and criminal defense matters, with an emphasis on representation of foreign clients in complex securities, finance, product liability, IT and compliance-related disputes. As an experienced trial/defense lawyer with transactional experience, Mr. Suh is uniquely positioned to advise foreign clients in complex commercial disputes as well as criminal/regulatory and internal investigations. Mr. Suh has also served as a legislative advisor with respect to restructuring-related legislation and associated studies. Mr. Suh received a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 1998 and is admitted to practice in Korea and New York.

Mr. Suh's recent work includes advising and representing major U.S. and German investment banks in complex criminal defense and civil litigation, successfully defending a U.K. client in a landmark case in which a foreign fund was indicted in Korea for the first time for alleged market manipulation, successfully defending major Korean banks in one of the largest derivatives-related disputes in Korea, and defending multinational companies in major trade secret-related disputes. Mr. Suh has also successfully advised and defended various foreign clients in the finance and IT industries in major civil litigation and criminal investigations concerning privacy laws, regulatory compliance, and anti-bribery laws (including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act).

Jungwook Kim

director, legal operations & business development
GSK Korea

Jungwook (JW) Kim is a Director of GlaxoSmithKline Korea and heads the Legal and Business Development functions. JW Kim joined GSK in 2008 and has led the company’s efforts to seek creative partnerships and collaborations. He also focuses on healthcare and pharmaceutical practice and advises the company on a variety of issues and challenges brought on by the changing Korean healthcare and pharmaceutical environment.

Prior to joining GSK, JW Kim worked at the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup Global Markets as an investment banker for four years advising corporate clients on domestic and outbound M&A and capital markets transactions and at Kim & Chang as a corporate finance attorney for seven years advising on structured finance, capital markets and M&A transactions.

Maggie Li

senior group counsel
Materials Group Asia Pacific, Avery Dennison

Ms. Li has been with Avery Dennison since March 2008. Ms. Li is responsible for providing all commercial legal support to the Avery Dennison's Materials Group business in about 15 countries in Asia Pacific. She's also responsible for the corporate governance work and compliance work for the region.

Prior to Avery Dennison, Ms. Li had worked for three US and UK firms in Shanghai and New York respectively for about nine years.

She received her LLB from East China University of Politics and Laws and her LLM from Duke University, School of Law. She is qualified in New York State, US.

Jackie Lingyun

Jun He

Mr. He has sixteen-year’s professional experience. He mainly specializes in civil and commercial litigations and arbitrations, corporate compliance investigations, anti-trust investigations and litigations, foreign investment, and a broad variety of general corporate matters.
Mr. He has represented various Chinese and foreign clients to successfully resolve a large number of disputes, including civil and commercial litigation cases, civil and commercial arbitration cases, administrative litigation cases, etc., before PRC courts at different levels in different provinces and arbitration commissions. These disputes cover a wide range of practicing areas, which mainly include, without limitation, foreign investment (including JVs and WFOEs), equity transfer and equity interest, insurance, product liability, anti-commercial bribery, anti-trust, construction, real estates, intellectual property rights, anti-unfair competition, accounting and auditing liabilities, loan and security interest, financial leasing, international trade, letter of credit, maritime, personal injury, labor and employment, etc.

Meanwhile, Mr. He has enriching experience in conducting corporate compliance investigations, advising on US FCPA-related matters, handling anti-trust investigations, advising on various governmental investigations, acting as the PRC legal expert in the court hearing out of the jurisdiction of the PRC to provide legal expert opinions.

In addition, Mr. He has also successfully advised a variety of foreign clients on their foreign investment-related matters as well as general corporate matters in the PRC, and provided them with top-notch legal services.

Feng Rui

Jun He

Since joining JunHe in 2003, Mr. Feng has represented a great number of multinational companies, Chinese state-owned enterprises and private equity funds in their cross-border M&A transactions, sizable joint venture, private placement, divestment and restructuring projects. Mr. Feng is experienced in structuring, documenting and negotiating complicated cross-border acquisitions or dispositions of equity or assets. Mr. Feng has been providing value-added legal advices to clients carrying out business over various sectors, including automotive and tires, aviation, chemical, construction materials (steel, aluminum and cement), printing and packaging, health care, financial services and advertising.

Clara Ingen-Housz


A partner based in Hong Kong, Clara leads Linklaters Asia competition and antitrust practice. She advises multinational companies on Asian competition law issues, and Asian companies on global antitrust matters. Her experience of close to 15 years spans three continents. In Europe, she was a member of the Competition Team of the Legal Service at the European Commission, advising and litigating on behalf of the Commission on cartels, abuse cases and mergers in a wide range of industries. In the United States, she practised for close to ten years at top-tier New York firms, focusing on US merger control and private antitrust litigation. In Asia since 2010, Clara has developed a strong regional competition practice with specific expertise in China and Hong Kong. As a former official, she has long standing working relationships with regulators across the region and has been involved in transactions and investigations in a number of jurisdictions. In addition to advising on anti-competitive agreements, dominant firm analysis and distribution network structuring, she has significant experience in giving compliance advice and training in Hong Kong, specifically for banks and financial institutions. Chambers & Partners 2015 commended Clara for her commercial acumen and broader regional expertise, with commentators pointing out that she "is very competent and understands the client's business very well."

Kyungsun Kyle Choi

senior foreign attorney
Kim & Chang

Kyungsun Kyle Choi is a foreign attorney in the firm's Health Practice Group and is also a member of the Corporate Investigations and White Collar Practice Group. Ms. Choi represents a broad range of companies in the pharmaceutical/medical device/food/cosmetic sectors, specializing in pharmaceutical regulation, pricing and reimbursement, compliance, bribery and competition law issues relating to promotional and marketing practices in the industry, anti-counterfeiting strategies, M&A, and restructuring of business operations.

Ms. Choi's representative work in recent years includes leading internal anti-bribery investigations in IT, chemical and retail industries and assisting a major multinational pharmaceutical company in product liabilities litigation under the country's relatively new Product Liability Law. She has also advised the Korean subsidiary of a multinational pharmaceutical company in buy-out of a local partner in a long-standing joint-venture company, and assisted multiple multinational pharmaceutical companies to put in place or strengthen codes of conduct and compliance programs. Ms. Choi has also defended clients in chemical and pharmaceutical industries in a wide range of internal and government investigations for corporate fraud, regulatory compliance issues, corruption, fair trade law and anti-bribery offenses.

Raymond Goh

director, global investments
Anbang Asset Management (Hong Kong)

Raymond is the Director, Global Investments, of Anbang Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co. Limited with oversight of Anbang Insurance Group LLC's strategic and principal investments around the world. His recent transactions include the acquisition of a landmark real estate property in New York and a financial institution listed on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Prior to that, he was in-house counsel with a leading bulge bracket investment bank where he focuses on capital markets transactions (debt and equity), cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic initiatives and principal investments in Asia. He was also formerly in private practice with one of the Magic Circle law firms and has worked in New York, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

His past transactional experience includes several landmark transactions which were awarded the Restructuring Deal of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year and China Deal of the Year by various international legal publications. Raymond is a graduate of Columbia Law School and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Kevin Wilkey

head of legal, Asia
MetLife Asia Limited

Kevin Wilkey is Head of Legal of MetLife's Asia region, joining MetLife in January 2013. He is responsible for legal affairs in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. He sits on the Asia Leadership Group, representing Law, Government Relations and Compliance, and is a member of MetLife's global Legal Affairs Senior Leadership Team.

Wilkey has spent much of his career working in Asia, and he has extensive experience in dealing with legal and regulatory issues throughout the region. Prior to joining MetLife, Kevin worked for UBS AG in 2011 as Group General Counsel, Asia Pacific. He was responsible for UBS Asia Pacific Legal and Compliance Department, covering wealth management, investment banking and asset management. He also acted as their Asia Pacific General Counsel for the Wealth Management business in Asia Pacific.

From 1999 to 2010, Wilkey was based in London with Deutsche Bank AG as Deputy General Counsel for the UK and Western Europe as well as Head of London Global Markets Equities and GFFX Legal Team. He also served as co-head of the Global Equities Legal Practice Group and was responsible for legal matters in Russia, Turkey, the Middle East and South Africa.

Earlier in his career, Wilkey held positions in New York, London and Hong Kong with Bankers Trust Company. He was Bankers Trust's first Asia General Counsel. Previously, Wilkey worked for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an international law firm, in New York and Hong Kong.

Wilkey studies Mandarin, Korean, German, French and Russian. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from Harvard Graduate School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Wilkey has been a member of the New York Bar Association since 1983.

David Holloway

senior managing director
FTI Consulting

David Holloway is a Senior Managing Director and Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment as well as Co-leader of the Global Risk and Investigations practice of FTI Consulting in the Asia Pacific region. He is based in Hong Kong.

Mr. Holloway has more than 35 years experience in investigations in Asia, and he has significant experience in the investigation of all types of business fraud and corruption, conflict of interest situations, mass staff defections and other corporate integrity-related issues. He is also experienced in multi-jurisdiction asset searches, money laundering and FCPA/bribery investigations; in the conduct of sophisticated business intelligence and investigative due diligence assignments; in consulting on brand protection and product counterfeiting issues in emerging markets; and in crisis contingency planning and response.

Mr. Holloway has successfully completed engagements for clients in most industry sectors, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, electronics, construction and infrastructure, automotive, telecommunications, media, and manufacturing.

Mr. Holloway began his consulting career with a multinational corporate investigations firm and is a founding member of International Risk Ltd, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in July 2006. He served for 22 years with the Royal Hong Kong Police, including periods as head of the Hong Kong Interpol national sub-bureau, and as deputy head of the Commercial Crimes Bureau.

Mr. Holloway received management, legal and Cantonese language training with the Royal Hong Kong Police and he graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy program in 1991. He received a number of commendations during his police career and was awarded the Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service by H.M. Queen Elizabeth in January 1996.

Yong Kai Wong

head of legal and compliance
CITIC Captial

Yong Kai Wong is the Head of Legal and Compliance and is also the Company Secretary. He is responsible for overall legal and execution coverage for CITIC Capital's investment activities, as well as all aspects of CITIC Capital's general corporate, company secretarial and legal functions.

Mr. Wong has over 10 years of experience in alternative investments with broad experience across US, Europe and Asia Pacific in a whole range of transactions ranging from complex debt financings/restructurings, capital markets, structured/securitised products, corporate M&A transactions including corporate real estate/special situations, private equity and hedge fund formations. Prior to joining CITIC Capital, he worked as the Associate General Counsel for APG Asset Management Asia, one of the world's largest institutional investors with an AUM over EUR300billion under management. Prior to that, he has worked in various reputable international law firms in the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mr. Wong has dual qualifications in law and finance. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an LL.M. (First Class Honors) from the University of Cambridge.

Stanley Lui

general counsel
Nobel Biocare

Stanley Lui has been Nobel Biocare's General Counsel for the APAC region since January 2010; one of his key functions is directing programs in ethics and compliance. Prior to joining Nobel Biocare, Stanley worked for UTC Fire and Security (now UTC Building & Industrial Systems) where he was responsible for procuring legal, compliance and risk related advice to all company functions and units within the Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and South China regions.

Stanley has also worked for G2000 an apparel company as the company's Legal and Business Development Manager. His dedication to compliance awareness and competence led to a stronger region in the areas of ethics and control.

Stanley is a graduate of the University of London with a LL.B and he completed his undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia, focusing on politics and English literature.

Kris Lee

vice president

Kris began his fraud and corruption investigation career in 1990 when he joined the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Kris was attached to a number of units specialized in different investigation charters including public and private sector corruption, election bribery, criminal intelligence, informant handling, witness protection, undercover operations and the ICAC Internal Investigations Group.

After 15 years of law enforcement service, Kris joined the US based Dow Chemical Company (Dow) in 2005 as the Head of Corporate Investigations, Asia Pacific and India. Apart from investigating all fraud related matters, Kris was also responsible for internal fraud and Ethics & Compliance training for Dow employees. In 2013, Kris left Dow and began his investigation consultant business as a partner of V&A International.

Kris started doing public speaking and training on fraud investigations and corporate compliance in 2007 and had given numerous related presentations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Shanghai. In 2008, Kris joined the Board of Directors of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Hong Kong Chapter (HKACFE) and he is currently holding the position of Vice President. Since 2012, Kris organized fraud investigation training courses hosted by HKACFE and was the speaker for topics of fraud investigations and interview skills.

Jeffrey Wilson

Houlihan Lokey

Mr. Wilson is a Director in Houlihan Lokey's Hong Kong office and he leads corporate finance for the region. His recent engagements include the sale of LTK, a China-based subsidiary of Belden, Inc., the sale of a majority stake in Alaska Milk, the largest listed dairy company in the Philippines, advising the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Chemspec International on an offer to take the company private, and advising Sino Forest Corporation on the debt for equity conversion of US$1.8 billion of convertible and senior notes.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey Asia-Pacific team, Mr. Wilson worked in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, where he was involved in various mandates, including private and public sellside and buyside transactions. His engagements included the sale of H.B. Mellott Estate to Lafarge and the sale of HCC Industries to Ametek.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Wilson worked in the corporate development group of Crown Castle International, where he executed U.S. and European telecommunication-related acquisitions. He also worked for Arthur Andersen, where his clients included energy, distribution, and real estate companies.

Mr. Wilson holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Accounting from Trinity University. He received an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, where he graduated with honors. Mr. Wilson is a Certified Public Accountant.

Gero Schreiber

head of legal and compliance

Gero Schreiber is the head of Legal and Compliance for Siemens Financial Services in the region of Asia-Australia. In his role, he manages all legal, regulatory and compliance matters relating to Siemens activities in the area of banking, corporate finance, leasing, insurance and asset management across APAC. Prior to joining Siemens, Gero worked in the London office of Latham and Watkins. He earned law degrees from universities in England, Germany and France and is qualified to practice law in England and Germany.

Gabriela Kennedy

Mayer Brown JSM

Gabriela Kennedy is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM and head of the Asia IP and TMT group. She is also co-leader of Mayer Brown's global Intellectual Property practice. She is based in Hong Kong, practising intellectual property, media, information technology and telecommunications law. One of the best known data privacy lawyers in the region she has been involved in high profile data privacy investigations and has conducted data audits for a number of MNCs, implemented data privacy policies and has conducted data privacy training for many clients.

Gabriela has advised extensively on technology and data protection issues in Hong Kong and throughout Asia, particularly in the context of business processing outsourcing, the cross-border transfer of data, data compliance and data breaches. She has handled a number of data breach complaints filed with the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong and has advised many companies on the privacy implications stemming from the adoption of cloud services for their business. She has been involved with a number of international organisations in discussions involving standard setting for the cross-border transfer of data and the formulation of strategies to deal with cyber-security.

On the information technology side, Gabriela's particular expertise includes advising on complex IT transactions and projects, IT outsourcing, cloud-computing, mobile payments, smart card projects, the regulation of encryption technology, software licensing, and disputes stemming from failed IT projects.

Gabriela has been listed in many directories as a leading lawyer in the fields of intellectual property, technology media and telecoms as well as data protection, e-commerce and the Internet and has received a number of client and other awards. A former theoretical linguist Gabriela speaks a number of European languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian and Portuguese.

Christopher To

Independent arbitrator and mediator

Dr. Christopher TO is an independent mediator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has handled a variety of complex international cases as mediator and arbitrator (sole, chair and co-arbitrator, under various institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules).

He was previous the Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is currently the Chairman of the East Asia Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an At-Large Council Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association, a Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. He is also an Advisory Board Member of India International ADR Association.

In 2001-2002 he was awarded Director of the Year by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors for his strive towards excellence in Corporate Governance and is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Institute. In 2007 he was awarded Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is actively involved with the Forum's affairs.

Christopher holds qualifications in the areas of computing, engineering and law. He is an accredited mediator, chartered arbitrator, chartered engineer, chartered information technology professional and a law professor. He has written substantially on the subject of international arbitration and mediation in particular has written the leading handbook, Arbitration Law in Hong Kong, published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths as well as the leading textbook on Mediation, Mediation in Hong Kong: Law and Practice by Kluwer Law.

Sophia Yap

deputy chief ethics & compliance officer, global

Sophia PK Yap has 20+ years of experience gained from Real Estate (as lender, legal advisor, manager, investor and service professional), Healthcare and High-Value Brand industries.

As CBRE Group's Global Deputy Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, PK is responsible for CBRE's Global Anti-Corruption Program. PK serves on the Asia Pacific Strategic Group where she works directly with the APAC CEO, Executive Chairman and other regional CEOs and business leaders to provide risk management advice on the implementation of strategic tactical business plans and objectives as well as best practices and process improvements for the company. As Co-Chairman & Founder of the CBRE Women's Network in Hong Kong, PK helps to promote diversity and talent development. In her prior role as Asia Pacific General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at CBRE, PK established the legal and compliance team in Asia Pacific which was rated in the Financial Times as a "Standout" in the FT Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2014 Awards.

Prior to joining CBRE, PK served as General Counsel and in business role as Senior Vice-President of a private equity fund; and held various roles at General Electric as APAC Senior Counsel - Compliance & Litigation, APAC Counsel - GE Medical Systems Information Technologies and APAC Technology Counsel at GE Healthcare. At GE, PK served in leadership roles as Chairman of GE Women's Network and Chairman of GE Volunteers covering North Asia. PK was a Commercial & Intellectual Property Counsel with Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong and she also previously worked as a banker at Adelaide Bank and the ANZ Banking Group in Australia. P.K. is Green Belt certified in Six Sigma.

Vanina de Verneuil

general counsel
Global Cloud Xchange

Vanina de Verneuil is global General Counsel of Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), Reliance Communications global arm. Vanina is responsible for the company's global corporate and legal affairs. She serves on the company's executive leadership team as they build a telecommunications/ technology company that will sit at the crossroads of where the future Clouds will migrate.

Vanina began her career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and prior to joining Global Cloud Xchange, was a senior corporate lawyer at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris, Hong Kong and Beijing. At Shearman & Sterling she played key leadership roles by launching the firm’s China-Latin America initiatives and by chairing the firm’s Asia women inclusion network to support and promote women attorneys in the firm’s Asia offices. While at Shearman, she also had the incredibly opportunity to work pro-bono at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda where she was part of the trial team responsible for the prosecution of three appellants convicted of using the mass media to incite genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

She has over 10 years experience representing both corporates and financial institutions on a variety of capital markets and M&A transactions. She has led award-winning transactions such as the Government of Mongolia’s $1.5 billion debut sovereign bond offering and representing the underwriters on the NYSE initial public offering of Renren Inc., one of the largest China-based social networks. She has a broad-based corporate experience in transactions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. She is fluent and has worked in Spanish, French, English, Mandarin and Portuguese.

She received her J.D. from NYU Law, her B.A. from Duke University and completed Wharton Business School’s Executive Education in Strategy and General Management. She also obtained a diploma in European Legal Studies from the University of Paris X in Paris, France.

Kelvin Kwok

assistant professor of law and deputy director
The University of Hong Kong

Kelvin Kwok is an Assistant Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the BBA Law double-degree programme at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he specialises in competition law. A graduate of HKU and the University of Chicago, he taught briefly at the HKU Faculty of Business and Economics before joining the Faculty of Law in August 2012.

Kelvin was recently called to the Hong Kong Bar and commenced limited practice in April 2015. He began to advise on competition law matters as an ad-hoc consultant prior to joining the Bar. He has experience dealing with a competition matter under the Broadcasting Ordinance and applications concerning exclusion/exemption under the Competition Ordinance. He has been involved in various commercial and civil matters as a pupil at Des Voeux Chambers.

Kelvin serves as an executive committee member of the Hong Kong Competition Association and a co-opted member of the Hong Kong Consumer Council. He was, upon nomination by the Hong Kong Competition Commission, an Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) for the 2014 ICN Annual Conference. He has published internationally on competition law and is regularly interviewed by the local media on competition law issues.

Al Dementer

managing director, Asia/Pacific region
Citigroup Security & Investigative Services

Mr. Demeter is a former Criminal Investigator of the US Treasury Department, Criminal Investigation Division where he served as a Special Agent and in various management roles. During his 28 year career as Special Agent Mr. Demeter conducted and managed numerous financial crimes and money laundering investigations involving narcotics trafficking, organized crime, bank fraud, loan fraud, healthcare and labor fraud, tax evasion and many other federal crimes. He worked extensively in the Florida Caribbean Drug Task Force and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). Mr. Demeter also served as the regional Undercover Program Manager and Regional Office Review Program Manager for the Southeast US, and managed and conducted undercover operations with local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies throughout his career.

Mr. Demeter was assigned in 1997 as the first US Treasury, Criminal Investigation Division Attache and Special Agent in Charge of the Asia Pacific Region at the US Consulate in Hong Kong, prior to his retirement in September 2001. In his role as Attache Mr. Demeter served as a US Delegate to the OECD Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering and was also involved in various projects for the Agency for International Development (AID) relating to financial and related crimes, throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Demeter has been with CSIS since October 2001. He sits on the Business Risk and Compliance Committee, Governance and Business Risk Committee (AML) and the Controls and Controls Transformation and Management Committee, as well as the Fraud Working Group and Oversight Committees. He previously held the positions of Regional Director of Investigations from 2006 to March 2013, managing over investigations of internal and external financial crimes, ethics and related employee misconduct violations. He also served as the first CSIS ASPAC Regional Director of Security from 2001 to 2003, before being assigned as the CSIS Director Japan from 2004 to 2006, covering both the investigations and security disciplines.

Mr. Demeter is a Certified Instructor and has instructed in Basic and Advanced Criminal Investigation techniques for financial and other crimes and management of criminal investigations at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy in the US and at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Demeter also conducts various training sessions for a number of Asia/Pacific region regulatory agencies on fraud risk and anti-money laundering.

Mr Demeter is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong chapter of the ACFE, and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong chapter of the ACAMS.

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