Asia Forum: 3rd Annual International Arbitration & Competition Law Summit

  • Hong Kong Local Time (GMT+8)
     May 18, 2023
     9:30 am - 5:45 pm

This will be conducted in English and according to Hong Kong local time. 

Legal Plus Asia Forum is back again for in-person events for our latest forum in Hong Kong. The Asia Forum: 3rd Annual International Arbitration & Competition Law Summit is scheduled on Thursday 18 May 2023 from 9:30am to 5:45pm follow by an one-hour networking drink at Fangda Partner Hong Kong office. 

Discussing essential issues on arbitration, competition law & fraud landscape with experts from locally and internationally. Issues on cross-border disputes, construction, finance, IT, crime, anti trust will be the focus of the day, aimed for general counsel looking to learn the latest in dispute avoidance, local and international competition issues and protecting your company with the latest regulatory & compliance rules as new dangers to our companies being targeted in Asia are found almost daily.

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  • Opening Welcome by Chairperson
    Brenda Horrigan, Independent Arbitrator
  • Welcome Address by Fangda Partners
    Peter Yuen, Partner, Fangda Partners
  • Hong Kong Arbitration 2023
    Peter Yuen, Partner, Fangda Partners
  • 1st Keynote Session: Update in Global Arbitration
    Charlie Manzoni, KC, SC, 39 Essex Chambers
  • 2nd Keynote Session: Trade & Investment Disputes with Chinese Companies
    Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners
  • 1st Grand Panel: Enforcement of Awards — Regional Updates in 2023
    Moderator: Sadaff Habib, Independent Arbitrator
    • Ning Fei, DIAC Court Member, Dubai International Arbitration Centre
    • S. Ravi Shankar, Managing Partner, Law Senate, India
    • Joel Quek, Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore

  • M&A Disputes & Transactions — Asia Focus in 202
    Jon Nicklin, Director, Accuracy
  • Technology in Arbitration — Rise of AI and ChatGPT — For good or For Bad?
    Amy Wen Wei, Counsel, CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Mediation V Arbitration — Different Industries Different Answers — Has There Been A Shift Since The Pandemic in Asia
    Moderator: CW Ling, Barrister, Des Voeux Chambers
    • Xin Zhang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    • Gary Gao, Partner and Head of Compliance & Regulatory Department, Zhong Lun Law Firm LLP
    • Pui-Ki Emmanuelle Ta, Chief Executive Officer of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
  • Navigating Disputes in the Middle East
    Sadaff Habib, Independent Arbitrator
  • China’s New Personal Data Export Restrictions: Are You Ready?
    Scott Warren, National Partner, Tokyo/Shanghai, Squire Patton Boggs; Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace
  • Update in China Competition Law in 2023
    Jin Wang, Partner, Fangda Law
  • 3rd Grand Panel: Competition Law: Digital Revolution, Enforcement, Evolution of Merger Control & Emerging Trends Regional Updates 2023
    Moderator: Catrina Lam, Barrister, Des Voeux Chambers
    • Sharon Pang, Economist & Competition Law, Deacons
    • Adelaide Luke, Partner and Head of Competition — Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills
    • Alexander Lee, Counsel, Slaughter & May
  • Shoring up Competition Compliance for Local & International Companies
    Adelaide Luke, Partner and Head of Competition — Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Update in Hong Kong Competition Law in 2023
    Andrew Skudder, Senior Consultant, Fangda Partners
  • 4th Grand Panel:Fighting Digital Crime, Investigations & Digital Assets — Hong Kong & Asia Focus
    Moderator: Jonathan Ah Weng, Barrister, Parkside Chambers
    • Steven Wilkinson, Principal, Control Risks
    • Dorothy Siron, Co-Managing Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm LLP
    • Ali Burney, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP


Brenda Horrigan, Chairperson
Independent Arbitrator
Brenda Horrigan is an internationally recognised arbitration practitioner with some 30 years of extensive global experience, having worked from the US, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, Sydney and now Singapore. She has her own practice as an independent arbitrator. Brenda is the immediate past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and remains a member of its executive committee. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is listed on the panels of numerous arbitral institutions. Brenda has taught international arbitration as a Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University’s Shanghai campus and as a guest lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars on arbitration and is consistently ranked in Chambers and Who’s Who: Legal as a leading arbitration practitioner.
Peter Yuen, Opening Address Speaker
Partner, Fangda Partners
Peter’s practice spans a number of areas including international and regional arbitration, China-related commercial arbitration and complex commercial litigation. Peter regularly acts for clients in complex commercial disputes before the Hong Kong courts, and is experienced in acting as coordinating counsel in cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes, particularly in matters involving court proceedings in China. He has also established a busy practice in the area of regulatory and corporate compliance, and has conducted a considerable number of corporate internal investigations in Hong Kong and China. Although Peter’s professional career to date has focused on counsel work, he also accepts arbitral appointments and sits as arbitrator. He is on the panel of Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center, the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Center, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and on the list of HKIAC. Peter has been ranked as a Leading Individual for International Arbitration in Chambers Asia since 2010. In recent years, he has handled a number of notable representative cases including acting for a Hong Kong listed company in an action against Next Magazine for libel and malicious falsehood, acting for San Want Media Holdings in a shareholders’ dispute over the control of ATV, and acting for an energy company in a SIAC arbitration for a natural gas supply dispute of over USD500 million.
Charlie Manzoni, KC, SC, Keynote Speaker
39 Essex Chambers
Charlie Manzoni KC, SC - As a qualified Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Charles worked in the international development department of a multi-national blue chip industrial company for five years before qualifying as a lawyer and entering private practice. Charles’s work involves mainly international litigation, arbitration and mediation across a broad spectrum of commercial work. He acts as counsel in the High Courts of London and Hong Kong, in international and domestic arbitrations, acts as a mediator and conciliator in cross border disputes and regularly sits as a sole arbitrator or as part of a three man tribunal. He has an expanding Sports law practice, and sits as an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He was appointed QC in London in 2009 and SC in Hong Kong in 2012. Arbitration and mediation lists: CIARB, HKIAC, HKMC, BAC, ICC, LCIA, KLRAC, ICC, DIAC, CEDR, APRAG, SIAC, CAS
Olga Boltenko, Keynote Speaker
Partner, Fangda Partners
Ms. Boltenko is an investment and trade lawyer with over ten years of experience in public international law and investor-State dispute resolution. She has acted as legal counsel in investor-state disputes under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the ICSID, the SCC, the ICC, the LCIA, and as tribunal secretary in dozens of commercial disputes in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, construction, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals, across Asia and beyond. Ms. Boltenko teaches a master of laws degree in arbitration and ADR with a focus on Belt & Road investment law at The University of Hong Kong. She is also a professor of law at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she teaches a course in investment law at the dual degree program with the Free University of Brussels. Ms. Boltenko is listed as an arbitrator on the panels of the HKIAC, SIAC, AIAC, CIETAC, AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa), XAAC (Xi’An Arbitration Commission) and RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs).
Sadaff Habib, Moderator — 1st Grand Panel
Independent Arbitrator
Sadaff Habib is an independent arbitrator and disputes counsel. She is a qualified New York attorney and has vast experience acting as both an arbitrator and as counsel in disputes across a variety of industries including construction, infrastructure, property, commercial, shareholder, desalination plants and solar power projects. She is recognized as a leading disputes practitioner both for her work as an arbitrator and as counsel by the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal who last year ranked her as a Future Leader. Sadaff has acted in ad hoc arbitrations and in disputes under various institutional rules including the ICC, UNCITRAL, Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, DIAC Rules, and ADCCAC rules. Before founding her practice, Equanimity Arbitration, Sadaff worked with leading international law firms with renowned disputes practice. Sadaff previously served as an Assistant Editor for Africa for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog and was on the CIArb UAE Branch Committee during which time she developed the CIArb UAE Mentoring Program. She also co-founded the Africa Construction Law Blog and served as General Editor of the blog.
CW Ling, Moderator – 2nd Grand Panel
Barrister, Des Voeux Chambers
CW received his legal education in England, having obtained an LLM degree (First Class) from the University of Cambridge before serving pupillage in Hong Kong. Called to the English and Hong Kong Bar in 1996, he has been a member of Des Voeux Chambers since 1999. He completed a Diploma in EU Competition Law at King’s College London in 2018. As a barrister, CW’s practice encompasses a broad range of civil and commercial matters including banking, insurance, insolvency, land, securities, companies, trusts, administrative law, disciplinary inquiries and professional negligence. A versatile practitioner, he appears regularly in all levels of courts and other tribunals. He has recently advised several Hong Kong and PRC companies in dealing with requisitions in connection with their bids to obtain listing status on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CW is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is registered on the list of arbitrators and the Panel of IP Arbitrators at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He has appeared as counsel in arbitration as well as sitting as a sole arbitrator and a member of a tribunal. He acts regularly for listed companies, financial institutions and governmental bodies. As an accredited mediator (HKMAAL), he also regularly acts as a mediator in commercial and IP cases.
Catrina Lam, Moderator - 3rd Grand Panel
Barrister, Des Voeux Chambers
Catrina is recognized as a leading senior junior barrister whose practice spans all aspects of contentious commercial disputes (including domestic and international arbitrations), administrative and constitutional law, competition (antitrust), securities and regulatory litigation. She is ranked as a Band 1 junior in the Commercial Dispute Resolution section of Chambers & Partners, a Band 1 junior in both the Competition and Commercial Disputes sections of The Legal 500 and a leading junior in the Administrative and Public Law section of The Legal 500. She has represented domestic and multinational clients operating in a wide range of industry sectors, including banking and financial services, technology, telecommunications, real estate and construction, energy, media and entertainment, manufacturing, education, aviation and gambling. She is experienced in handling highly complex commercial disputes, many involving novel legal issues and/or technical evidence, and has been described as being “great for matters which concern very difficult facts and evidence”. She is in demand for her “sharp legal mind”, “quickness on her feet”, “strong legal literacy” and as a practitioner who “thinks outside the box and always tests the limits of the evidence”. She appears at all levels of court, as well as other specialist and disciplinary tribunals, including the Competition Tribunal, Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, Insider Dealing Tribunal and the Board of Review. In her public law and judicial review practice, Catrina has advised and represented many public bodies and officials, including acting for the Secretary for Justice intervening in the public interest, as well as private individuals. Catrina is “held in particularly high esteem for her accomplished competition law practice” and is “widely identified as Hong Kong’s front runner for competition matters”. She “stands out” for her “depth of knowledge in competition law”.
Jonathan Ah-weng, Moderator – 4th Grand Panel
Barrister, Parkside Chambers
Jonathan has been recommended in Doyle’s Guide and Legal 500 for his criminal, and family & private client practice. Aside from a focus on commercial crimes, Jonathan acts in civil commercial matters concerning frauds, trusts, and matrimonial disputes. In both his criminal and civil practice, Jonathan regularly advises private high networth clients and companies, both locally and in China. Jonathan is a seasoned and trusted advocate in all levels of court and is "well-respected" and "very user-friendly". He also conducts arbitration and complex multi-party mediations. Outside practice, Jonathan has been an active advocacy trainer in Hong Kong since 2007, for barristers and other bodies, such as the Department of Justice and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is a regular trainer for other jurisdictions, including Malaysia/ Singapore/ South Africa. In public service, Jonathan is a member of the Chief Executive’s Election Committee, and serves as honorary secretary to Union Church (Cap.1052). He also serves as chairman for Building Appeal Tribunal
Andrew Skudder
Senior Consultant, Fangda Partners
Andrew is a competition litigation and dispute resolution specialist. His primary practice areas include commercial and antitrust litigation and coordinating complicated multi-jurisdictional investigations and disputes as well as the provision of behavioral and transactional advice to multinational clients. Andrew is head of our Hong Kong antitrust practice and has been involved in some of the highest profile antitrust investigations in the PRC in recent years. Andrew has recently been appointed by the Hong Kong Competition Commission to the prestigious role of Non-Governmental Advisor. Before joining the firm, Andrew worked for seven years in the competition litigation department of a top Magic Circle firm in London, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong. Before entering private practice, he lectured postgraduate competition law for many years at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he published and spoke extensively on competition law issues and developed a strong reputation in the field. He is currently Associate Professor of Law at Middlesex University, Mauritius.
Amy Wen Wei
Counsel, CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
Amy’s practice focuses on complex transnational disputes, particularly international commercial and investment arbitration. She has extensive experience advising and representing multi-national and stated-owned enterprises, listed companies, states, governmental and public entities and institutions, and international organisations. She has advised clients and worked on very high-stake arbitration cases under the rules of ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, LCIA, SCC, JCAA, ICSID, ICDR, and ad hoc UNCITRAL. Her clients come from a wide range of jurisdictions and industries, including the technology, life-science and biotech, green energy, finance, and aerospace sectors. Amy is based in Hong Kong and is qualified in the state of New York (USA) and Paris (France). She is trained in both common law and civil law jurisdictions – she holds advanced law degrees from Harvard Law School and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.), cum laude. She is trilingual in Chinese, English, and French.
Adelaide Luke
Partner and Head of Competition — Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills
Adelaide Luke leads the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition, Regulation and Trade practice in Asia. She has experience working in Hong Kong, London, and Brussels, and is familiar with many of the competition law regimes in Asia, including the PRC and various South East Asian countries. Adelaide’s practice encompasses all aspects of competition and antitrust law, including merger control, regulatory investigations, and alleged abuses of dominance. She also specialises in international cartel investigations, and has appeared before the European Courts in Luxembourg on behalf of Asian clients. She has extensive experience managing multi-jurisdictional matters and coordinating responses to different competition authorities. Adelaide is qualified in Hong Kong, England and Wales, Australia, and Ireland. She is a member of the Competition Law Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and currently a Non-Governmental Advisor to the Hong Kong Competition Commission.
Joel Quek
Partner, WongPartnership LLP
Joel QUEK is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice of WongPartnership LLP. His main areas of practice are in litigation and international arbitration, involving commercial, corporate, shareholder and employment disputes across a range of sectors including energy, commodities, finance, transport, construction and healthcare. Joel also has an active investment treaty arbitration practice, acting for both private investors and State parties. Prior to entering private practice, Joel served as a Justices’ Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and Judges of the Singapore Supreme Court. His experience also includes a placement with Fountain Court Chambers, London, in 2017. In 2019, Joel was appointed amicus curiae to assist the Singapore High Court on issues concerning the imposition of penalties under the Income Tax Act. Joel graduated with First Class Honours from University College London, and holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge.
Jon Nicklin
Director, Accuracy
Jon is a Director with over 16 years of experience in forensic accounting. He trained at a top 10 accounting firm in the UK and subsequently joined the China office of a Big 4 accounting firm. Jon specialises in litigation support and forensic accounting and has led over 50 engagements in Greater China. He relocated to Greater China in 2012 and joined the HK Accuracy team in July 2021. Jon has been engaged to assist with loss quantification in international arbitration cases by Chinese SMEs and by multinational companies such as Emerson, Milliken and PPG to conduct anti-corruption (FCPA) reviews of operations at Chinese subsidiaries Expert advisor for the quantification of financial damages arising from termination of contracts, shareholder disputes, etc Forensic accounting: Expert advisor on compliance issues, anti-corruption (FCPA) reviews and forensic investigations – Certified Fraud Examiner.
S. Ravi Shankar
Managing Partner, Law Senate, India
S. Ravi Shankar, the Managing Partner of the Law Senate Arbitration Law Firm, from India is a qualified Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India (Highest Court in India), with more than 26 years of Experience in the field of law. He is holding a Master’s degree in Business Administration along with a bachelor’s degree in Law. He has a strong International exposure and hence travelled to 41 countries across the world on various assignments. Being a corporate lawyer, he has strong experience in Arbitration, Litigation and other corporate legal work. Being an Expert in Arbitration cases and related litigation he has appeared in various High value Arbitration cases before various Arbitration Panels with International Arbitrators, Judges and other reputed Arbitrators. He has appeared in High value Construction, Export disputes, Shipping, Infrastructure, Airports arbitrations etc., involving Indian and Foreign Jurisdictions. He has also appeared for parties in the Arbitrations conducted under ICC Rules of Arbitration. He has also appeared in cases conducted in Singapore International Arbitration centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration centre (HKIAC), Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) Delhi International Arbitration Centre, Delhi, Formerly DAC etc., He also has conducted various Arbitration related litigation with regard to existence of Arbitration clause, Appointment of Arbitrators, Challenging of Awards, Execution of New York Convention awards, cases relating to execution of foreign awards etc. He has appeared in High value Construction, Export disputes, Shipping, Infrastructure, Airports arbitrations etc., involving Indian and Foreign Jurisdictions. Mr. Shankar is an active member of various professional Institutions including International Bar Association (IBA), Asian Society of International law (ASIL), Arbitration Bar of India (ABI), Chartered Institute of Arbitration, Association of International Arbitration (AIA), International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) etc., He is also an active member of JCI. He was holding various international offices in JCI and other organisations.
Gary Gao
Partner and Head of Compliance & Regulatory Department, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Mr. Gary GAO is the Partner and the Head of Compliance & Regulatory Department of Zhong Lun Law Firm. Gary is a skilled litigator and arbitrator with over 28 years experiences handling complex, cross-border arbitration, litigation as well as sophisticated commercial disputes. He has represented clients in commercial arbitration before the ICC, HKIAC, SHIAC and other arbitral institutions. He has rich experience in international arbitration, litigation and mediation, familiar with the strategic planning of dispute resolution in multiple jurisdictions, the collection, screening and rules of proof of cross-border evidence production. In particular, Gary is good at dealing with disputes involving corporate equity, partnership private equity investment, procurement contracts, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, insurance claims, etc., and often acts as an expert witness on Chinese law in international litigation or arbitration proceedings. Furthermore, Gary also provide legal advice on Chinese substantive and procedural law to foreign clients or international law firms. In addition, Gary has served as arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under HKIAC, SHIAC, SHAC and other arbitral institutions, and is included in the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s List of Arbitrators, the LCIA Database of Arbitrators, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s Panel of Arbitrators, the List of WIPO Mediators and Arbitrators, the Shanghai International Arbitration Center’s List of Arbitrators and the Shanghai Arbitration Commission’s List of Arbitrators.
Xin Zhang
Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Ms. Xin Zhang joined the ICC International Court of Arbitration as the Deputy Counsel in August 2019. Prior to joining the ICC, Ms. Xin Zhang had worked for many renowned law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Zhong Lun Law Firm. She also had rich working practice in a number of international organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and the International Criminal Court. She graduated from China University of Political Science and Law and Oxford University, holding two LLM degrees.
Ning Fei
DIAC Court Member, Dubai International Arbitration Centre
Ning Fei is a renowned arbitrator and Managing Partner at Hui Zhong Law Firm, a boutique dispute resolution law firm based in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. With over 20 years of legal experience, he has been ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in arbitration and general dispute resolution in China by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific since 2006. Mr. Fei has heard and arbitrated many cases before prestigious Chinese and international arbitration institutions, including CIETAC, SCIA, ICC Court, HKIAC, SIAC, and SAC, among others. He has represented Chinese and foreign clients in hundreds of commercial arbitration and litigation cases before domestic and overseas arbitral tribunals and PRC courts. Mr. Fei has practical experience in investment arbitration disputes in China. In addition to his work as an arbitrator and lawyer, Mr. Fei is also a frequent speaker at international arbitration-related seminars and conferences held at home and abroad. He is a member of the SCIA Advisory Committee, KCAB International Arbitration Committee, and Vice-Chair of the IPBA Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee. He was announced as Vice-Chair of ICC China in 2022 and joined the DIAC Arbitration Court in 2023. In 2023, Mr. Fei was also elected as a member of the Governing Board Member of the ICCA. From 2013 to 2019, he served as a Council member of HKIAC, the first time the title was vested to individuals from mainland China.
Pui-Ki Emmanuelle Ta
Chief Executive Officer of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
Ms Ta is currently the Chief Executive Officer of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited. With over 15 years of experience in international arbitration and case management, she has supervised hundreds of international arbitration cases in a wide range of jurisdictions and economic sectors. As Counsel of the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Asia Office in Hong Kong (2016-2021), she was responsible for managing the Hong Kong team, including administration of Asia-related arbitration cases. She is qualified to practice at the Paris bar.
Scott Warren
National Partner, Tokyo/Shanghai, Squire Patton Boggs; Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace
Scott Warren is a partner in our Tokyo and Shanghai offices, specializing in cybersecurity, data privacy and digital data disclosures in Asia and the Middle East. He also has significant experience in compliance, intellectual property (IP), litigation, dispute resolution, and government regulatory and internal investigations. Scott started his career as a civil litigator in California. He moved to Japan in 1993, where he has lived since. He served seven years as general counsel at Sega Corporation and six years as a senior attorney at Microsoft. He serves on the executive board of The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a nonprofit organization. He headed Kroll in Japan and Kroll Ontrack across Asia, and later opened Epiq Systems in Japan, providing IP protection, computer forensics and e-discovery solutions. Scott is a California-licensed lawyer and a licensed foreign lawyer in Japan. He is a Certified International Counter-Cyber Crime Professional and certified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Since 2004, he has served on the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with its global members towards a more secure Internet. He serves at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where he was awarded Leader of the Year for 2020, as Co-Chair of the Legal Services & Intellectual Property Committee; Vice-Chair of the Secure Digital Infrastructure Committee; Vice-Chair of the Information, Communication and Technology Committee; and Vice Chair of the Digital Forum.
Steven Wilkinson
Principal, Control Risks
Steven Wilkinson is a Principal in Control Risks’ Asia Pacific practice, based in Hong Kong. He is the regional practice leader for Control Risks’ technology group in the Asia Pacific, and leads on large and complex matters involving investigations and technology in the region. He has particular expertise in leading internal and independent investigations for companies subject to investigation by authorities across multiple jurisdictions. Before joining Control Risks, Steven has been employed in a number of Digital Forensic and Information Security roles within the EU and the MENA area. He also served in the UK Royal Air Force Police as a Counter Intelligence Operative with responsibility for Information Security, Physical Security and Counter Terrorist activities. In addition, he led the Royal Air Force Computer Crime team which investigated criminal and high level security incidents both domestically and internationally. Steven is a qualified computer forensic and e-discovery specialist and is certified in the conduct of mobile telephone forensics and the operation of general forensics equipment. He has over 20 years’ experience of criminal and security investigations and had led teams in hostile environments, carrying out both investigative and digital forensic activities.
Jin Wang
Partner, Fangda Partners
Ms. Jin Wang started practicing antitrust law in China since 2009, right after the AML took effective in China. She has more than 10 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of Chinese competition law, including antitrust compliance advice, administrative investigations and merger control. Jin has advised clients covering a broad range of industry sectors, including healthcare, automobiles, chemicals, consumer products and retail, real estate, container shipping, energy and natural resources, high-tech, infrastructure and transport, private equity etc. Prior to joining Fangda, Jin worked in the Beijing office of a leading international law firm for 5 years. Jin obtained LL.M from Peking University, School of Law, and LL.B. from Renmin University of China, School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the PRC. Her working languages are Chinese and English.
Dorothy Siron
Co-Managing Partner, Zhong Lun
Dorothy Siron, Co-Managing partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Hong Kong office, has a wealth of experience in asset tracing and recovery and is a widely respected litigator who specializes in cases involving cyber fraud and other financial and white-collar crimes in Hong Kong and internationally. She heads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, with a focus on cross-border casework and obtaining high rates of return for her clients who are victims of significant financial crimes. In a recent case involving five levels of down-stream satellite litigation and a multitude of defendants that materialized after the initial fraud, she recovered almost 90% of the defrauded funds for her client. Her expertise encompasses white collar crime, disciplinary defence, complex international trade and commercial disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments, asset recovery and multifaceted trust and probate disputes. Dorothy frequently handles disciplinary actions against listed companies and their directors and officers instigated by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), as well as enquiries by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Dr. Sharon Pang
Principal Economist – Competition, Deacons
Dr. Sharon Pang is Principal Economist – Competition at Deacons, Hong Kong. She has over 25 years of dedicated experience advising corporation and government clients in antitrust investigation and litigation and merger control. She has submitted written declarations to U.S. federal courts, prepared economic expert reports, and presented to the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in connection with antitrust investigations and merger review. Dr. Pang was the first economic expert to testify in front of the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. . Dr. Pang has spoken extensively on the economic aspects of antitrust laws at a number of competition conferences in Asia, and delivered presentations and seminars to law firms, the Hong Kong Bar Association, the Hong Kong Competition Commission, numerous professional and trade associations, corporations, and the University of Hong Kong. She was appointed by the HKCC as a Non-Governmental Advisor from 2018 to 2020. Prior to joining Deacons, Dr. Pang was a Principal at the Washington, D.C. office of the global economic consulting firm Charles River Associates. She also held the role of an in-house economist at the antitrust department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom based in New York City, and was on the faculty at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Ali Burney
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson HK LLP
Ali Burney's practice focuses on representing US and non-US clients in the Asia-Pacific region on matters related to US economic sanctions, export controls, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws. Ali has extensive experience representing clients in front of the US Department of Justice, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). His experience includes conducting cross-border investigations, filing voluntary self-disclosures, responding to subpoenas, obtaining OFAC licenses, conducting risk assessments, and representing individuals and companies seeking removal from OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) and the BIS Entity List. Ali is ranked in Chambers – Greater China for Corporate Investigations. Clients report that "Ali is a practical and thoughtful lawyer, and his experience with the US government is immensely valuable," his "long track record in the commodities and financial services space has become timely, particularly over the past year" and that he is "very patient and diligent in his work." He also frequently advises companies investing in high-risk sectors and countries on sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, and export control related pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition compliance program implementation.
Alexander Lee
Counsel, Slaughter & May
Alexander is a Counsel in the Slaughter and May Competition Practice in Asia. He advises on all aspects of competition law and foreign direct investment in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly for digital and tech clients in recent years. Alexander has been recognised as a “Rising Star” by Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2022 for Antitrust and Competition Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional matters, often taking the lead in merger control and foreign investment aspects of Asia-Pacific and global transactions. He is also deeply experienced in antitrust investigations. In Hong Kong, he has been advising international and local clients in a wide range of highly contested antitrust investigations, including cases involving the First and Second Conduct Rules, and in the first litigated enforcement case. Before joining Slaughter and May, Alexander served as Legal Counsel, Secretary to the Enforcement Committee and Special Advisor to the CEO in the Hong Kong Competition Commission. He was previously an associate in a global competition practice at a Magic Circle firm in Hong Kong, and has a background in litigation.

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