Hong Kong & China: 10th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

  • Hong Kong Local Time (GMT+8)
     December 14, 2022
     1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This forum will be conducted in English. CPD points will be applied for. 

A live event in Hong Kong!!

We are delighted to bring back our annual Hong Kong event, Hong Kong & China: 10th Annual International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit –  A Glimpse into the Future on Wednesday 14th December 2022 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm. 

Join us to learn the changes and new trends that has affected businesses during and after the pandemic as well as looking through the looking glass into the near future on how Arbitration, competition law and corporate crime effects your business now and in the future. Hot presentations on construction, funding litigation, Tech & M&A Disputes and more on Competition Law, Digital Crime, investigations, and other important legal regional updates given to you by our local and international experts who will joining us to share their invaluable knowledge & experience.  It’s a great opportunity to ask questions, grill the speakers, network and create business opportunities and maybe make some new friends!

Registration is now open.  Contact us today or view the latest flyer for registration and program details. Download

If you are interested to support this event, contact Jason at jason.sinclair@legalplus-asia.com for joining the Summit and for package details.  For registrations details, contact Bettina at legalpluseventsasia@legalplus-asia.com.  

The organiser reserves the right to change the program without prior notice.

  • Welcome by Chairperson & Tips for Hong Kong Companies When Arbitrating in the Middle East
    Victor P. Leginsky, International Arbitrator & Mediator, Arbitralis
  • Opening Speech by HKIAC
    Dong Long, Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • 1st Grand Panel: Technology in Disputes — China & Hong Kong Focus
    Moderator: Brad Wang, Deputy Secretary General, CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center
    • Pui-Ki Emmanuelle Ta, Chief Executive Officer, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
    • Dr. Christopher To, Barrister, Gilt Chambers
    • Look Chan Ho, Barrister-at-law, Des Voeux Chambers
  • Hong Kong & China IP Disputes & Current Issues in Licensing, Transactions & Enforcement in 2023
    • Doug Clark, Partner, Douglas Clark LLP
    • David Swain, General Counsel, Essex Bio Technology
  • Lessons from the Past 3 years for Future Commercial and Construction Contracts
    Julian Cohen, Barrister & Arbitrator, Resolution Chambers
  • The Essentials on Digital, Crypto & Web Disputes for Lawyers & In-house Counsel
    • Opportunities and Application of Web 3 Technologies
    • TMT & Crypto Disputes – Downturn of Markets is Upturn for Disputes! What is in store for 2023?
    • Cybercrime, Cybersecurity and the Lawyer’s (in-house included) Duty of Technology Competence
    Joshua Chu, Group Chief Risk Officer, XBE, Coinllectibles, Marvion
  • 2nd Grand Panel: Asset Tracing, Recovery — Digital and Cross Border Issues for 2023
    Moderator: Tavish MacLean, Senior Manager, Perun Consultants
    • Wayne Walsh S.C., Barrister, Parkside Chambers
    • Annie Chan, Managing Director, Annie Chan & Associates


Victor P. Leginsky, Chairman
International Arbitrator & Mediator, Arbitralis
Victor P. Leginsky, Canadian citizen, is an experienced international arbitrator and mediator resident in the United Arab Emirates since 2007. Victor has earned the internationally-recognized designations of Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is appointed to the CIArb Panel of Arbitrators. Victor is a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London) accredited mediator and mediation experience as Chair, Manufactured Home Park Dispute Resolution Committee (Attorney General of British Columbia, Canada, appointment) and in mediations. Victor is appointed to the panels or lists of arbitrators in a number of international centres and is a committee member of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) Canada. He has instructed and assessed in respect of Mediation though the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the CIArb. He is the past Middle East Regional Director of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN). He is a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canada.
Dong Long Opening Speech Speaker
Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Dong is Managing Counsel at the HKIAC. Prior to joining the HKIAC, Dong worked for nearly nine years at an international firm in Hong Kong and Beijing, where she gained experience in a wide range of disputes, including commercial, trade, and construction disputes involving parties of different background and nationalities. Dong has been involved in international arbitrations conducted under various institutional rules, including the HKIAC Rules, as well as in arbitration-related court proceedings. Dong has full professional proficiency in written and spoken Chinese and English, and is also fluent in Italian. Dong is admitted in Hong Kong and New York.
Brad Wang, Moderator – 1st Grand Panel
Deputy Secretary General, CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center
Mr. Wang is Deputy Secretary General and is in charge of the CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center, the first overseas branch of the largest, and oldest permanent arbitral institution in China. He supervises CIETAC Hong Kong’s case management team on administering arbitration cases and scrutinizes over 150 draft arbitral awards on a yearly basis, with a focus on financial and construction disputes. Besides, Mr. Wang carries a research and development role in CIETAC, which can be reflected by the works of Chapter VI (the “Hong Kong” chapter), and the Emergency Arbitrators Procedures of the current Arbitration Rules of CIETAC, as well as CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center’s Guidelines to Third Party Funding in Arbitration. Before joining CIETAC Hong Kong, Mr. Wang was litigation lawyer in a well-known Chinese mainland firm and also advocated in cross-border arbitrations cases mainly seated in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
Tavish MacLean, Moderator – 2nd Grand Panel
Senior Manager, Perun Consultants
Tavish MacLean is a Senior Manager at Perun Consultants. Tavish has specialised in forensic accounting for over 10 years, covering both local and cross-border engagements. His areas of expertise include valuations, insolvency, litigation support, and due diligence matters. He has completed numerous civil and criminal litigation support and forensic accounting assignments relating to asset-tracing, commercial fraud, employee fraud, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, organised and serious crimes, internal audit, damages claims and shareholders disputes. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including accounting & auditing, securities & commodities trading, casinos & hospitality, real estate, construction, telecommunications technology, and manufacturing. Tavish's practice covers investigations, corporate advisory, quantum of damages calculations, expert witness assignments, and litigation support.
Julian Cohen
Arbitrator & Barrister, Resolution Chambers
Julian has 30 years of specialist experience of heavyweight international, and domestic, disputes. Sums in dispute in his cases vary from small to in excess of USD 2 billion. In addition to acting as counsel, he also regularly sits as an arbitrator. Julian has over 10 years’ experience in the MENA region, including 2 years based full time in Dubai, and an ongoing long-term commitment to the region. Julian has been involved in projects and disputes in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Benin, Sierra Leone and Mali. Julian was called to the Bar in England & Wales in 1990. He was with Pinsent Masons’ Construction Disputes practice in London and Hong Kong from 1993 to 2009. He left Pinsent Masons as a partner in 2009, and was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 2010. Julian is particularly well known for his heavy weight practice in relation to the Construction and Engineering sectors, the Energy, Oil and Gas sectors and International and domestic arbitrations.
Douglas Clark
Founding Partner, Douglas Clark LLP
Douglas Clark is the founding partner of Douglas Clark LLP a specialist IP arbitration and litigation practice. Doug has acted as arbitrator or counsel in close to 20 IP arbitration matters. He has also appeared as an advocate in over 100 cases in all the higher courts in Hong Kong including the Court of Final Appeal. Doug commenced practice in Hong Kong 30 years ago. He was based in Shanghai from 2000 to 2010 as the head of international firm Lovells’ IP practice in China. From 2010 to 2019 he practiced as a barrister in Hong Kong and from 2020 to 2022 was Global Head of Dispute Resolution with IP boutique, Rouse. He has been practicing in his own firm since September 2022. Doug studied on exchange at Nagata Senior High in Kobe in 1983 and at Fudan University in Shanghai from 1988 to 1990. He speaks fluent Japanese and Chinese. Doug has written a number of legal texts including Patent Litigation in China and Intellectual Property in Hong Kong. He is also the author of a history of extraterritoriality in China and Japan, Gunboat Justice.
David Swain
General Counsel, Essex Bio-Technology Ltd
David is the General Counsel of Essex Bio-Technology. He is trained and qualified as a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons LLP in London before moving back to Hong Kong to join Deacons. I then joined Lewis Silkin as a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property (Asia-Pacific), before leaving private practice in November 2022. David has a BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College, an MSc in Entrepreneurship, Science & Technology from the University of Nottingham, an LLB from the University of Law, and a Postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from Oxford University. He is a Council Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Hong Kong Sub-Chapter, a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, and a committee member of the Healthcare Committee and the Mental Health Advocacy Working Group of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. David is dual qualified in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.
Pui-Ki Emmanuelle Ta
Chief Executive Officer, 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
Joshua Chu
Group Chief Risk Officer of Coinllectibles, Marvion and XBE
Joshua Chu is the Chief Risk Officer at Coinllectibles™, the first publicly traded blockchain Fusion DOTs™ technology company on the US OTC Markets. Aside from his role as Group CRO, Joshua is also a Litigation Solicitor qualified to practice in Hong Kong. Before becoming a lawyer, Joshua worked in the healthcare industry serving as the IT department head at a private hospital as well as overseeing their procurement operations. Since embarking upon his legal career, Joshua has conducted a number of novel cases which includes: Acting for one of the world’s largest crypto-exchanges in HK’s first crypto-litigation (HCA 1980 of 2015); Obtaining Hong Kong’s first order for alternative service by data rooms [2020] HKCFI 1084; Obtaining Hong Kong’s first order for digital performance of disclosure orders [2020] HKCFI 1233; and Appearing before the Review Body on Bid Challenges under WTO Government Procurement Agreement. A firm Judicial Activists at his core, Joshua and his team of counsel has worked tirelessly to device a number of novel applications which is aimed at pushing for the digital transformation of Hong Kong’s judicial system. Today, Joshua’s legal practice is mainly focused in the field of dispute resolution and technology law. Aside from his roles as a Chief Risk Officer and Lawyer, Joshua is currently also a Senior Consultant with Prosynergy, a regulatory consulting firm which had been founded by ex-SFC Regulators as well as being a management consultant for the Korean Blockchain Centre. Joshua is also a sub-committee member of NFT Association of Hong Kong, a non-profit organization with a focus on blockchain education.
Wayne Walsh S.C.,
Barrister, Parkside Chambers
Mr. Walsh has a mixed criminal and civil practice, specializing in financial crime and compliance, civil fraud, and asset recovery. He spent a 25-year career with the DOJ, Hong Kong, where he prosecuted white-collar crime and corruption cases and oversaw all major criminal cases involving cross-border litigation and international cooperation. Since moving to the Bar, Mr. Walsh has been acting for a range of individuals and entities facing financial crime and regulatory compliance investigations. He continues to advise the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on financial crime compliance standards and is periodically engaged by foreign governments and the International Monetary Fund on country missions. Earlier in his career, Mr Walsh was an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, a commercial litigator, and a prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office in New Zealand. He is the author of ‘Cross-Border Crime in Hong Kong: Extradition, Mutual Assistance, Financial Sanctions’ LexisNexis 2020.
Annie Chan
Managing Director, Annie Chan & Associates
Annie Chan has specialized in regulatory and financial crime compliance, forensic accounting and corporate advisoryservices for over 25 years. Her specific focus and expertise are in the areas of corporate and fraud investigation,white collar crime investigation, regulatory compliance consulting, anti-money laundering, shareholder disputes, probate disputes, litigation support, insolvency and restructuring. Her experience also includes acting as liquidator, receiver and administrator.She was previously Senior Manager, Enforcement Division, at the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”). She was also a partner and managing director in a Big 4 CPA firm as well as the Forensic and Investigation practiceleader for Asia in an international CPA firm.Annie is an accomplished and experienced public speaker. She has made numerous presentations on forensic accounting, fraud investigation, fraud detection and prevention, internal controls, Antimoney laundering and on regulatory updates for clients, solicitors, bankers and accountants.
Christopher To
Barrister, Gilt Chambers
Dr. Christopher To is a chartered arbitrator, certified adjudicator and accredited mediator, chartered engineer, chartered information technology professional, barrister-at-law and a law professor (adjunct) who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has arbitrated, adjudicated and mediated a variety of cases and is representing clients in cases within the dispute resolution field. Christopher is currently a barrister at law at Gilt Chambers and the Programme Director of the LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at the City University of Hong Kong and was the Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (1998 to 2008).
Look Chan Ho
Barrister-at-law, Des Voeux Chambers
Look has over two decades of extensive experience in company, commercial and financial disputes and advisory work. He is internationally well-known for his high level of legal expertise and frequently advises on transactions involving novel and complex legal issues. He often works on prominent and precedent-setting cases. He also often provides expert evidence in foreign court and arbitration proceedings. Look has internationally-renowned expertise in corporate insolvency and restructuring, with a strong focus on cross-border matters. Look is also a Door Tenant at Erskine Chambers in London, a widely recognised pre-eminent set of barristers for company, insolvency and commercial disputes and advisory work. Before joining the Bar, Look practised for more than 15 years as a solicitor in London and Hong Kong at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and was the Asia head of restructuring and insolvency. Look is the only barrister in Hong Kong listed in Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency.

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