HONG KONG: Technology: Effects on Arbitration, Competition Law and Corporate Crime – A Game Changer for 2021?

  • Hong Kong Local Time (GMT+8)
     November 11, 2021
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Legal Plus is delighted to bring its newest seminar to Hong Kong.

The HONG KONG: Technology: Effects on Arbitration, Competition Law and Corporate Crime – A Game Changer for 2021? is scheduled on Thu 11 November 2021 at Baker McKenzie Hong Kong Office.  The forum will invite local and international experts to share their knowledge on the critical issues surrounding corporate disputes and fraud. This event will cover hot issues on Cyber-security, Technology Disputes, Cross Border Investigate, Arbitration and Blockchain issues and many more. 

Join us at our upcoming forum to gain valuable insights, knowledge and understand the tech-reg issues that all companies are now facing as we move into the next decade.

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Jennifer Wu, Forum Chairperson
Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
Jennifer Wu is a Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons, specialising in international commercial disputes in the technology, science and industry sector. Jennifer handles both Court work and arbitration matters. She has a particular focus on cross border cyber, technology and data governance related claims and issues - protecting systems, software and information held online for businesses. Jennifer has been commended for her handling of disputes in complex projects and cross-border matters in various jurisdictions, such as US, Europe, England & Wales, China, ASEAN, Korea and India. She is able to cut through the legal and factual complexities to make the position simple for her clients to digest. She is one of the thought leaders in the global technology digital markets space and has been praised for her straightforward and practical advice. She is qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong, and currently a member of the HK45 Committee and vice chair of CIArb (EAB) Young Members Group.
Moses W. Park, Moderator - 1st Panel
Barrister, Liberty Chambers
Moses W. Park is a dispute resolution lawyer practicing as a barrister (trial advocate) based in Hong Kong. His practice mainly focuses on conduct and resolution of cross-border and international commercial arbitration and litigation. He has successfully handled a broad spectrum of commercial work with an emphasis on civil fraud, asset-tracing/recovery, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments, securities and investment products as well as shareholder disputes. His clients have included international corporations and businesses as well as high and ultra-high net worth individuals. Moses’ work extends to regulatory fields (providing advice on matters governed by securities and competition legislation) often involving a mix of private and public law elements. He has recently contributed a chapter in Construction Contract Essentials in Hong Kong published by the University of Hong Kong Press. He is currently serving in the Committee of Arbitration and the Committee of International Law at the Hong Kong Bar.
Annie Chan, Moderator - 2nd Panel
Managing Director, Annie Chan & Associates
Annie Chan has specialized in regulatory and financial crime compliance, forensic accounting and corporate advisory services 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 practice leader 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, Anti-money laundering and on regulatory updates for clients, solicitors, bankers and accountants.
Stephen Crosswell
Partner, Baker McKenzie
Highly acclaimed and Band 1 ranked Leading Antitrust Lawyer, Stephen Crosswell is the current Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Asia-Pacific Antitrust & Competition Group. He is also the Head of our Greater China Antitrust & Competition team. Clients laude Stephen for his “years of experience working on competition matters.” He is described as a “vital resource for clients seeking to navigate the nuances not only of the new local competition law regime in Hong Kong but also across other Asian jurisdictions – including China.” Stephen has been granted “Solicitor Advocate” status before the Hong Kong Courts, meaning that he is uniquely placed as a specialist competition advocate in Hong Kong, having rights of audience in the Competition Tribunal and appeal courts. He represented one of the parties to the first enforcement action that has been taken in Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal. Stephen’s practice covers a broad range of competition law issues in China, Hong Kong and throughout the Asia Pacific, including competition audits and compliance, competition litigation, competition related judicial review proceedings, access claims, multijurisdictional cartel investigations, merger clearance, collaboration/joint ventures and antitrust advisory. Stephen also regularly advises on competition policy matters, including regulated industry negotiations with governments and regulators, deregulation, privatization and state owned enterprises reform. Stephen advises across a broad range of sectors, including media and telecommunications, government contracts, oil and gas, electricity, healthcare, retail, banking and finance, property and ports.
Jonathan Crompton
Partner, RPC
Jonathan is a Partner in RPC’s Commercial and Financial Disputes team, based in Hong Kong. Having worked in Asia for over 10 years, Jonathan advises companies and individuals on contentious scenarios involving their Asian businesses. He focuses in particular on technology and financial disputes. Jonathan leads RPC’s cyber incident response team in Asia, and has advised clients across the world on cyber fraud, cyber-attacks, data privacy and law enforcement investigations. He has presented and published articles on data privacy and liability in the context of cyber security. He also acts as international counsel for technology and other multinational companies facing disputes (litigation and arbitration), regulatory investigations, data requests and other contentious situations. He often acts on some of the highest profile cases where other lawyers are conflicted. As a result he has built a strong network of law firms and other service providers across Asia and beyond, upon which he can call at short notice. Jonathan is qualified to practice Hong Kong and English law and speaks English, French and Swedish.
Elvira Aliende Rodriguez
Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Elvira Aliende Rodriguez is a partner in the Antitrust practice. She focuses on Spanish and EU competition law. Elvira advises clients across a range of sectors, including air transport, chemicals, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals, steel, hotel accommodation, textiles and financial services. She has extensive experience in advising clients on Article 101 (restrictive agreements) and the equivalent provisions under Spanish law. She has also participated in State aid procedures and in Article 102 (abuse of dominance) cases before the EU competition authorities. She has in-depth knowledge of working before the European Commission and the European Courts.
Eric Ng
Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Eric is Managing Counsel at the HKIAC. Prior to joining the HKIAC, Eric worked for several years as a barrister-atlaw in Hong Kong focusing primarily on international commercial and construction arbitrations, as well as genera commercial litigation in Hong Kong, and has worked as counsel as well as tribunal secretary in several major international commercial, construction, and financial arbitrations around the world. In addition to his work as a barrister, Eric was previously Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, lecturing in advocacy and investor-state arbitration. Eric has also published on issues of international dispute resolution and investor-state arbitration. Eric holds a BCL from Oxford University, PCLL and JD from City University from Hong Kong, MSc E-commerce from the University of Hong Kong, as well as a BS in Business Administration and Information Systems from Babson College in the USA. He is admitted to practice law in Hong Kong.
Julian Cohen
Resolution Chambers International
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.
Doug Clark
Global Head of Disputes Resolution, Rouse
Doug is the Global Head of Disputes Resolution at Rouse, an IP boutique with offices in China, South East Asia, the Middle East and Russia. He has practiced IP law in Hong Kong and China for over 25 years. He has been appointed an arbitrator in a number of Hong Kong seated technology arbitrations and is also acting as counsel in a number of cases. Doug practised as a barrister in Hong Kong from 2010 to 2019. Prior to that he was based in Shanghai for 10 years as Managing Partner and Head of China IP with a large international firm.
Jose Leitao
Partner, MdME Lawyers
As head of the construction & infrastructure practice area, José has an extensive experience in advising infrastructure clients in tendering for public and private works in a variety of Macau projects. He is an expert in administrative tender law and dispute resolution having assisted local and international companies in all their ongoing issues of performance of private and public work contracts. José has also represented local and international companies and consortia in injunctive and post-injunctive administrative proceedings in some of the biggest public tenders in Macau as well as local operators of public facilities in administrative disputes, regarding contractual and legal fines and other issues pertaining to enforcement and performance of public contracts. José’s team has an extensive track record of success in litigious proceedings for annulment of contract awards on behalf of clients. He acts as the firm’s liaison in MdME Lawyers’ capacity as official counsel to the Macau Construction Association, the largest and most representative trade association for contractors in Macau. José heads the firm’s regulatory & compliance practice, focusing on advisory and compliance work and assisting with issues such as data privacy, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, consumer protection and general compliance with local regulations as well as international standard agreements and treaties with local applicability, such as FATCA or CRS. José has led a number of cross-border compliance exercises for global entities and has strong expertise in regulator-driven procedures, such as data privacy authorizations and notifications. José co-heads MdME Lawyers’ banking & finance practice, where he advises major Macau licensed banks in their regulatory concerns and in the revision, localization and modernization of their standard banking documentation for compliance with local laws. He also regularly assists several financial institutions with legal advice on financial regulations and has advised on the Macau aspects of worldwide reorganizations of banks and financial institutions.
Mark Stanley
VP and General Counsel Asia Pacific, FMC Asia
Mark Stanley is an experienced in-house counsel who has spent the past 10 years or so working for companies who have been involved in UK or US related regulatory investigations in one way or another. He currently works for a global healthcare and medical device manufacturer and provider who is subject to a US government appointed monitor. With a presence in 20+ countries in Asia Pacific alone Mark’s work frequently involves FCPA type investigations and the engagement of investigation teams into Asia from both EMEA and North America.
Raymond Goh
Group General Counsel, International, China Tourism Group Corporation Limited
Raymond is the General Counsel, International, of China Tourism Group Corporation Limited with oversight of the legal and compliance, enterprise risk management, corporate governance and regulatory affairs of the Group’s business units, principal investments and strategic initiatives around the world. He has received various industry awards over the years and was recognized as one of the most influential and innovative corporate counsels in China and Hong Kong (Legal 500 GC Powerlist) in 2017. Prior to joining CTG, he has spent more than eighteen years in various senior management, corporate development and enterprise risk management roles with leading multinational diversified conglomerates, a leading bulge bracket investment bank, and in private practice with Magic Circle and US law firms where he focused on capital markets transactions, cross‑border mergers and acquisitions (public and private), technology and intellectual property, private equity, fund raising, strategic acquisitions, principal investments and international regulatory affairs across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Raymond is a graduate of Columbia Law School, New York and The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program for Senior Executives.
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.
Joshua Chu
Consultant (ONC Lawyers), Senior Consultant (Prosynergy Consulting Limited)
Joshua Chu is 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 been making waves within the legal industry by taking the lead in a number of novel cases which includes: • Defending one of the world’s largest crypto-exchanges in Hong Kong’s first crypto-litigation (HCA 1980 of 2015); • Obtaining Hong Kong’s first order for alternative service by data rooms (HCA 1529 of 2019); • Obtaining Hong Kong’s first court order for digital performance of disclosure orders; and • Appearing before the Review Body on Bid Challenges under WTO GPA. A firm Judicial-Tech 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 practice is mainly focused in the field of dispute resolution and technology law. Aside from his legal practice, 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 Blockchain Centre at South Korea.

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