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

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


8.50 – 9.00 Welcome remarks from Asialaw

9.00 - 9.50 Maximising value through cross-border M&A deals
  • Factors influencing the integration process, including director liabilities, tax and operational issues
  • Avoidable mistakes during the due diligence process
  • Managing reputational risk during an acquisition
  • Negotiating with key personnel including outside counsel, commercial and financial professionals
  • Recent case studies including CKH-Hutch
Miranda So, partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell (Chair)
Vanina de Verneuil, general counsel, Global Cloud Xchange
Kevin Wilkey, head of legal, Asia, MetLife
Jeffrey Wilson, head of M&A, Houlihan Lokey

9.50 – 10.40 Foreign investment in China

  • Overview of the new draft Foreign Investment Law
  • The good and the bad: key changes discussed and how it may impact business operations
  • Defining “foreign investment” in China
  • What documents and approvals will be required?
  • Implications for use of Variable Interest Entity structures
Alan Xu, partner, Simmons & Simmons (Chair)
Yongkai Wong, managing director and head of legal & compliance, CITIC Capital Holdings
Yilong Du, executive director and senior counsel, Goldman Sachs
Sarah Chan, director and general counsel, China Vanguard Group
Rui Feng, partner, JunHe

10.40 – 10.55 Networking and coffee break

10.55 – 11.45 Adding value: building global supply chain integrity

  • Mitigating risk in your supply chain: the impact of improper due diligence on business partners
  • How to classify risk of suppliers and considerations before entering into a business relationship
  • When to elevate suspicion to the next level, including whistleblowing allegations
  • Managing fraud risk in your supply chain
Sophia Yap, deputy chief ethics & compliance officer, global, CBRE (Chair)
David Holloway, senior managing director, global risk and investigations practice, FTI Consulting
Jasmine Karimi, president, HKCCA
Gero Schreiber, head of banking and finance law department – Asia & Australia, Siemens
Daniel Shih, general counsel, Walmart China

11.45 – 12.35 Recent anti-corruption and compliance trends and implications on businesses in Korea

  • A practical guide to how the compliance system and practices should change to prepare for Kim Young-ran law
  • Kim Young-ran law: how the new law may further change the already active enforcement efforts in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Recent compliance trends for financial institutions conducting cross-border business in Korea
Kyungsun Kyle Choi, senior foreign attorney, Kim & Chang (Chair)
Marina Moon, foreign attorney, Kim & Chang
Maggie Li, senior group counsel, materials group - Asia Pacific, Avery Dennison
Jungwook Kim, director, legal operations & business development, GSK Korea
Raymond Goh, director, global investments, Anbang Asset Management (Hong Kong)

12.35 – 13.25 Networking lunch

13.25 – 14.15 Roadmap for Philippines

  • Overview: liberalisation of foreign investment and restrictions on foreign equity
  • Structuring your deal: overcoming hurdles with government infrastructure projects
  • Compliance: tips for proper due diligence steps when engaging with domestic businesses
  • Executing your transaction: innovative practices and trends
  • If your deal goes wrong: what do you when you corruption is revealed, enforcement attitudes and resolving disputes
Agustin R Montilla, partner, Romulo (Chair)
Cynthia del Castillo, partner, Romulo
Solomon Hermosura, general counsel, Ayala Group
Jay Patrick Santiago, counsel, HKIAC
Cecilia L Pesayco, company secretary and compliance officer, LT Group

14.15 – 15.05 Cross-border data transfers and privacy challenges

  • Collecting and processing personal data properly
  • Are you safeguarded against pitfalls when outsourcing the processing of personal data?
  • Responding to privacy commissioner enforcement actions: how to reinforce your businesses compliance standards
  • Dealing with data security breaches and protecting your company’s reputation as businesses incorporate technology such as cloud, mobile use, and social media
  • Grey areas: when you should be filling out the data breach notification form
Sharyn Ch’ang, director and global counsel, PwC (Chair)
Gabriella Kennedy, partner, Mayer Brown JSM
Judith Crosbie-Chen, associate general counsel, Asia, Logitech
Eugenia Chuang, integrated partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Astor Chan, associate general counsel – Asia Pacific, Ralph Lauren

15.05 – 15.20 Networking and coffee break

15.20 – 16.10 Preparing for the full implementation of the Competition Ordinance in Hong Kong

  • Update on the Commission’s activities and what companies are doing to get ready
  • What businesses should know about the Commission’s revised Draft Guidelines, including Conduct rules and the Commission’s processes.
  • Ready, willing and able to comply? What are the best practices when designing and implementing competition compliance programmes locally

Clara Ingen-Housz, partner, Linklaters (Chair)
Philip Monaghan, executive director (general counsel), Hong Kong Competition Commission
Veronica Lockyer, vice president, regulatory compliance, PCCW
Simon Booker, partner, economics & regulation, KPMG
Chris To, executive director, Construction Industry Council
Kelvin Kwok, assistant professor of law, The University of Hong Kong

16.10 – 17.00 Conducting internal investigations and minimising costs to your business

  • Knock-knock: identifying what the regulators are looking for and responding appropriately
  • Implement an effective course of action before a regulatory inquiry: taking a proactive approach
  • Handling evidence in light of disputes: how to manage expectations and relevance of documentation
  • Top tips for investigating misconduct, including fraud and corruption
  • Legal and ethical issues that arise in obtaining information from third parties
  • When to hire an outside investigator and the concerns that arise
Gavin Lewis, partner, Linklaters (chair)
Al Demeter, managing director, Asia Pacific, Citigroup Security & Investigative Services
Gill Meller, legal director & secretary, MTR Corporation
Kris Lee, vice-president, ACFE Hong Kong Chapter
Jackie (Lingyun) He, partner, JunHe

17.00 Close of conference

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