International M&A Disputes, Transactions & Litigation Funding In the Current Climate

  •  November 26, 2020
     4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

This forum will be conducted in English

Due to COVID, traditional M&A is needing new ideas and alternative structures to aide the deal and understand the new risks, potential disputes and funding for mergers & acquisitions. For this web forum we will go over essential issues on avoiding and dealing with disputes, understanding new risks and regulatory issues and merger control.  We will also look at regional differences as well as litigation funding with its potential benefits and risks associated with 3rd party funding.

Join us on Thu 26 November to listen to international experts share their expertise and experiences to companies in Asia, Middle East and globally to gain invaluable insight to companies going through the M&A process.

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  • Opening Welcome & Global Update in M&A in 2020
    Matthew Love, Of Counsel, Stephenson Harwood
  • Current issues in M&A – Valuations, Deferred Consideration and Managing Risk
    Andrew Carpenter, Partner, RPC
  • India — Current Climate for Cross-border/M&A Disputes
    S. Ravi Shankar, Managing Partner, Law Senate
  • An Expert Witnesses View of M&A Dispute
    Jonathan Humphrey, Partner, HKA
  • Grand Panel: Managing and Funding Litigation in M&A & Cross Border Transactions in The Pandemic
    Moderator:Ayse Lowe, Director, Bench Walk, Advisors LLC, London
    Jonathan Crompton, Partner, RPC
    Jonathan Humphrey, Partner, HKA

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  • Normal Rate: USD 49 
  • Complimentary Pass: In-house/ General Counsel (Complimentary pass is applicable to in-house counsel from non law/consultancy firm and based on first-come-first-served. Results are based on the organiser’s discretion and applicants will be notified by email.Complimentary seats for In-house/ General Counsel.)



Matthew Love, Forum Chairman
Of Counsel, Stephenson Harwood
Matthew is an experienced corporate lawyer, who has extensive experience providing commercial and strategic legal advice to clients and leading on all aspects of corporate transactions, including on cross border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, equity capital raisings and corporate reorganizations across a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, industrials and technology and consumer sectors. He also specialises in drafting and negotiating strategic commercial contracts, including service agreements, procurement agreements, licensing agreements and advising on associated issues including listing rules, corporate advisory, directors’ duties, antitrust, and data protection and privacy
Ayse Lowe, Grand Panel Moderator
Director, Bench Walk Advisors LLC, London
Ayse Lowe is a Bench Walk Advisors Director, based in London. Prior to joining Bench Walk Advisors, Ayse worked as a Manager within Arthur J Gallagher’s Dispute Resolution team. In her role she worked with international law firms and litigation funders around the world to achieve funding and insurance solutions for clients. Ayse also worked for one of the world’s largest litigation and arbitration funders for seven years in an underwriting capacity. Before entering the funding market Ayse worked for various law firms both in Turkey and in the United Kingdom. After finishing her scholarship funded Turkish law degree at Baskent University, she studied English Law at Nottingham Law School and graduated with distinction. Ayse is a Chartered Insurer. Ayse has recently been chosen as Who is Who Thought Leader by the GAR for Litigation Funding and the dispute expert of year for Lawyers Monthly US 2020.
Andrew Carpenter
Partner, RPC
Andrew represents insurance companies, private equity interests, investor groups and management teams on a variety of transactional, commercial and regulatory matters. His main focus is on M&A and related due diligence, particularly for insurance and private equity clients. He frequently advises on insurance regulatory and corporate governance matters in Hong Kong and advises on complex commercial agreements in a range of industries, including insurance, retail and technology. Andrew is the author of Lexis Nexis’ guidance on Hong Kong Insurtech. He is qualified in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.
Jonathan Humphrey
Partner, HKA
Jonathan Humphrey has more than 20 years of experience advising clients as an accounting and finance expert on complex contentious matters and in an advisory capacity. His experience includes the quantification of lost profits arising from breach of contracts and warranties, valuations resulting from expropriation and shareholder disputes and quantification of damages in respect of class actions, professional negligence, insurance claims, business interruption and post-acquisition disputes. He has worked across sectors including oil and gas, power, construction, IT and telecoms, financial services and manufacturing; and has an established international background working in jurisdictions including Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Jonathan is appointed regularly as an expert in contentious matters and has experience providing oral evidence in commercial and investment treaty cases. He has worked in multiple forums, including international arbitration under ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC and HKIAC rules, court litigation and mediation. Jonathan also leads fraud, forensic, intellectual property and regulatory investigations across the globe. His experience includes investigating allegations of bribery and corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act related investigations and compliance reviews, assessing allegations of mismanagement and investigating corporate fraud. Jonathan is recognised annually by Who’s Who Legal as a leading economic consulting (damages) expert, a leading arbitration expert witness and a leading construction (quantum and delay) expert. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a degree in economics from the University of Bristol
S. Ravi Shankar
Managing Partner, Law Senate
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.
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.

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