Welcome to the ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2014


Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

When:   12 September 2014

Time:     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A unique platform for the frank exchange of views, sharing of best practices and formulation of strategies to deal with opportunities in 2014 and beyond.

Asia's most respected legal industry publication, Asian Legal Business Magazine, is proud to present ALB Hong Kong In-house Legal Summit. This special event is tailored to bring together leading senior-level corporate counsel, business leaders and private practice lawyers. The summit represents a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most active and influential lawyers from Hong Kong.

  • Plenary sessions and panel discussions
  • Focused practice area workshops
  • Networking Sessions

Summit highlights:

  • FREE* to in-house counsel and business leaders
  • 7 CPD points for full day attendence
  • In-depth workshops focusing on the latest legal issues presented by top local and international law firms
  • Opportunities to network and meet leading legal experts and peers
  • Panel discussion on the vital role of in-house counsel by some of the world's most distinguished and dynamic corporate counsel
  • VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Speaker notes

Key Benefits to attend

  • Enjoy a keynote speech from the Secretary for Justice on the most recent legislative updates in Hong Kong
  • Learn about techniques and principles of managing and mitigating risks of non-compliance: The Islamic Finance perspective
  • Adjust your business and investment strategy to the latest commercial and legislative developments in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • Master the fundamentals of how to best conduct your Chinese M&A transaction 
  • Optimize your international dispute resolution strategy: consider the pros and cons of arbitration and litigation
  • Join the largest legal networking platform in Hong Kong comprising of 200+ representatives of the legal and business community
  • Get a comprehensive overview of the major regulatory changes in Hong Kong`s legal terrain including the new Company Ordinance, and the subsequent implications for in-house legal counsel

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* Non sponsor law firms and vendor suppliers are exempt from free passes

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Welcoming Remarks by the Conference Chair

Brian W Tang, Managing Director, Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI)


Government Keynote – Opening Address

Rimsky Yuen, Secretary for Justice, Department of Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)


Workshop – Global Law Office

  • Recent Development in China M&A
  • Dispute resolution and document drafting in M&A
  • Regulatory Compliance and Criminal Liabilities under the Updated PRC Legal Framework and Law Enforcement
  • Recent Legislative Developments of IP in China

David Fu, Partner, Global Law Office

Huawei Lin, Partner, Global Law Office

Huanzhong Chen, Partner, Global Law Office

Meph Jia Gui, Partner, Global Law Office

10:15Refreshment Break

The latest commercial and legislative developments in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

  • Foreign Investment in Malaysia
  • The New Negative List: The Way to a More Favorable Investment Climate in Indonesia
  • Updates and Developments in Doing Business in the Philippines

Ng Swee Kee, Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co

Yee Mei Ken, Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co

Kurniawan Tanzil, Partner, Makarim & Taira

Carina C. Laforteza, Partner, SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan


Optimize your dispute resolution strategy: Arbitration or litigation

  • Understand your goals in dispute resolution
  • Consider the process which will best fit the features of the dispute
  • Benefit from the debate of the pros and cons of arbitration and litigation

Alfred Wu, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Anita Fong, Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

13:00Networking Luncheon

Techniques and principles of managing and mitigating risks of non-compliance: The Islamic Finance perspective

  • The fundamental concepts of Sharī`ah law and Sharī`ah non-compliance risks 
  • Sharī`ah compliance in the IFSA Act 2013 and the classification of Sharī`ah non-compliance risk 
  • The major elements of Sharī`ah non-compliance risks, and its causes in Islamic finance operations 
  • Tools and techniques to identify incongruence in Sharī`ah compliance 
  • Understanding Sharī`ah requirements for mitigating non-compliance risk in Islamic finance 
  • Lines of defences against Sharī`ah non-compliance (risk mitigation, risk identification and risk rectification) 
  • Legal documentations in Islamic finance 
  • Sharī`ah non-compliance reporting

Ahcene Lahsasna, Associate Professor, Lecturer of Shariah & Graduate Studies Academic Advisor, INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance

15:15Refreshment Break

Managing key challenges of Due Diligence – Approach to feel comfortable in investment

  • The rationale behind international Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) 
  • International versus domestic due diligence 
  • Walk through a typical M&A due diligence exercise 
  • Unique challenges and strategies in executing due diligence in for multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions

Dean Ward, Head of EDD Sales, Asia Pacific, Thomson Reuters


In-House Counsel Panel

  • The global trend of Innovation across all industries – What does Innovation mean to in-house legal counsel and how would an in-house legal team work innovatively 
  • How to manage the impact of Hong Kong Competition Law enforcement and what challenges this may bring


Christopher To, Executive Director, Construction Industry Council

Stanley Lui, General Counsel APAC, NOBEL BIOCARE ASIA LTD

17:00End of the HK In-House Legal Summit 2014










Rimsky Yuen

Secretary for Justice

Department of Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, was appointed Secretary for Justice on July 1, 2012. He was a barrister in private practice before joining the Government, specialising in commercial disputes. He also served as an arbitrator in international arbitrations and a mediator in commercial disputes.

Mr Yuen was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003 and a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2006.

Mr Yuen had also been involved in various public duties, including Member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission (which Mr Yuen continues to serve in his capacity as Secretary for Justice), Non-Official Member of the Independent Commission against Corruption Advisory Committee on Corruption, Chairman of the Transport Advisory Committee, Non-executive Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Brian W Tang

Managing Director 

Asia Capital Markets Institute - ACMI

Brian W Tang is managing director of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI), an industry-wide capital markets educational initiative that promotes professionalism, efficiency and innovation in the long-term best interests of corporate issuers and capital markets integrity. He is a corporate finance lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and Australia. 

As an award-winning investment banking counsel at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong until 2013, Brian has advised on some of the Asia-Pacific region’s largest and most cutting-edge equity, debt and M&A transactions. He has also led inter-disciplinary teams to establish the bank’s Chinese investment banking joint venture and played a leading role in many industry-wide regulatory initiatives.  

Prior to that, Brian was at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (working in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom), as well as Mallesons in Perth, Australia, where he advised on cross-border capital markets, M&A, project finance and corporate governance. 

Brian graduated with an LL.M from NYU School of Law and a BA/LL.B with honours from UWA.  He also holds graduate diplomas from Securities Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors. 












Christopher TO

Executive Director

Hong Kong Construction Industry Council

Dr. Christopher TO is independent mediator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has handled a variety of complex international cases as mediator and arbitrator (sole, chair and co-arbitrator, under various institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules).

Christopher holds qualifications in computing, engineering and law. He is an accredited mediator, chartered arbitrator, chartered engineer, chartered information technology professional and a law professor. He has written substantially on the subject of international arbitration and mediation in particular has written the leading handbook, Arbitration Law in Hong Kong, published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths as well as the leading textbook on Mediation, Mediation in Hong Kong: Law and Practice by Kluwer Law.












Stanley Lui

General Counsel APAC


Stanley Lui has been Nobel Biocare’s General Counsel for the APAC region since 2010; one of his key functions is directing programs in ethics and compliance.  Prior to joining Nobel Biocare, Stanley worked for UTC Fire and Security (now UTC Climate Controls & Security) where he was responsible for procuring legal, compliance and risk related advice to all company functions and units within the Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and South China regions.  Stanley has also worked for G2000 – an apparel company – as the company’s Legal and Business Development Manager.  His dedication to compliance awareness and competence led to a stronger region in the areas of ethics and control.

Stanley is a graduate of the University of London with a LL.B and he completed his undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia, focusing on politics and English literature.





















Alfred Wu


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Alfred Wu is a Partner with the Litigation and Arbitration Practice of Fried Frank's Hong Kong office.  He joined the Firm in 2012.

Mr. Wu handles an extensive range of general commercial litigation and arbitration. These disputes include corporate finance, M&A, funds, joint venture, shareholders, property and employment disputes, as well as insolvency and restructuring matters. His arbitration experience includes both domestic and international arbitration. Clients he has represented include banks, Hong Kong listed issuers, multinational corporations, funds, accountants/liquidators and high-net-worth individuals.

In addition to his general commercial dispute practice, Mr. Wu has a special focus on construction litigation and arbitration for clients which variously include government departments, statutory bodies, employers, engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors. Mr. Wu has also represented clients in construction-related criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Another focus of Mr. Wu's practice is the representation of corporate clients, financial institutions and their directors and senior officers on various contentious regulatory matters. 

Mr. Wu received his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1995, his M.Sc. from Queen's University in 1989 and his B.Sc. from the University of Manchester in 1987. Mr. Wu is a qualified solicitor in Canada, England and Wales, and Hong Kong. Mr. Wu is an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Council. He is also a qualified civil engineer in Ontario, Canada. He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.













Anita Fong


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Anita Fong is a litigation associate in Fried Frank's Hong Kong office.  She joined the Firm in 2012.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Ms. Fong was an associate in the Hong Kong office of a leading international law firm.

Ms. Fong practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and international arbitration and assists local and international clients in resolving contractual and tortious disputes.  She has particular expertise in construction litigation and arbitration.

Ms. Fong received her postgraduate certificate in laws from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 and her LL.B. and B.Com., with distinction, from the University of New South Wales in 2006. 

Ms. Fong is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong and New South Wales, Australia. 

Ms. Fong is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

David Fu 














David Fu


Global Law Office

David Fu is a partner at Global Law Office, Beijing.  Mr. Fu has more than 20 years legal experience in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment and restructuring of foreign-invested enterprises in China.  He has extensive experience in advising foreign investors in connection with their acquisitions of equity interests and operating assets of Chinese companies and establishment of joint ventures and wholly-owned subsidiaries in China.  Mr. Fu has a deep knowledge of local regulations as well as local business practices.  He has extensive experience in automobile, pharmaceutical, health care, telecommunications, Internet, information technology, mining, power, safety equipment, agriculture and aquaculture projects.  Prior to joining Global Law Office, Mr. Fu worked at the Beijing, New York and Toronto offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP for nearly 15 years.  During 2013, Mr. Fu worked as a member at the Strategy and Development Committee of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Among other distinctions, Mr. Fu was awarded as a Leading M&A Lawyer in China by Chambers Global 2012-2013, a Leading M&A Lawyer in China and a Leading PRC Lawyer in Healthcare by Chambers Asia Pacific 2012-2013.  Mr. Fu is a frequent speaker at international conferences on topics such as China M&A.










Meph Jia Gui


Global Law Office

Admitted to practice laws in both China and the U.S., Meph Jia Gui advises on various intellectual property (IP) matters in China relating to the creation, exploitation and protection of IP rights, including contentious and non-contentious IP matters. With the work experience at leading law firms for years in China, he represented multinationals across a broad range of industries in relation to enforcement, acquisition and licensing of trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret and domain names. Some lawsuits he handled were recognized by the Supreme People's Court of China ("SPC") as exemplary cases in annual reports of SPC. Meph is the youngest among the very few Chinese arbitrators of the World Intellectual Property Organization. 


















Huanzhong Chen


Global Law Office

Dr. Chen Huan Zhong (陈幻中) is bar member to both China and USA. His practice and experiences covers broad areas of corporate laws, competition laws, trade laws, IPR, bankruptcy, criminal laws, constitution, litigation and arbitration.

Dr. Chen is associate chairperson to the Antimonopoly Law Committee, All China Lawyer’s Association(ACLA). He is also committee member to the Constitution and Human Right Committee, ACLA. He advises and advocates clients on all legal grounds of civil, administrative, criminal laws, and constitution.

Experienced on both litigation and non-litigation, as well as both commercial law and criminal law, Dr. Chen represents cases before courts and arbitration forums, both in China and overseas. He had advised/represented many of the international top 500 companies in China, ranging from antidumping/antimonopoly investigation defense, project finance, complex commercial litigation and arbitration, to the defense of international company and/or its executives and senior employees in PRC administrative/criminal proceedings. With worldly practice experiences, Dr. Chen has represented China government and China State companies at foreign courts on various litigations, and represents clients at major arbitrations forums of CIETAC, ICC, AAA, SCC. 

Dr. Chen Huan Zhong joined the GLO in 2001 as one of the funding partner when the firm freshly and successfully detached from the government ownership. Before that he served as managing partner of the former legal power house of C&C Law Office in China.

Huawei Lin


Global Law Office

Huawei Lin practices in the areas of M&A, Private Equity and VC, corporate, banking and structured finance in relation to the People’s Republic of China.  

He represents major U.S. and European investment banks, multinational companies and commercial banks.  Mr. Lin assists clients in such sectors as manufacturing, telecommunications, real estate, securities, insurance, automotive, pharmaceutical, media, shipping, construction, architectural design, entertainment, hotel management, coal and gold mining, foreign trade, foreign funded schools, education and language testing.  Mr. Lin serves on the mediator panel list of the China International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Center.

His major publications include: Invest in China: An Introduction of the Incorporation Process in China (Hong Kong: Joint Publishing & Law Press, May 2002, English version), Set up Your Business in Mainland China (Hong Kong: Joint Publishing & Law Press, January 2002, traditional Chinese character version), Company Law: Theory, Structure and Operation (translation, Oxford Textbook Translation Series) (Beijing: Law Press, 2001, simplified Chinese version), and Legal Guide to Foreign Investment in China (Beijing: China Economic Press, 2000, English and simplified Chinese versions).  In addition to the foregoing books, Mr. Lin is also a frequent contributor to a number of legal and business focused magazines.

He obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from New York University in 2006 and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Beijing University Law School in 1991.  Mr. Lin was admitted to the New York Bar in 2007.  He passed the bar in China in 1994.  Prior to joining Global Law Office in February 2010, Mr. Lin was a partner and Vice Chair of Paul Hastings Beijing Office.


















Ahcene Lahsasna

Associate Professor, Lecturer of Shariah & Graduate Studies Academic Advisor

INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna is currently a lecturer and also the Graduate Studies Academic advisor at INCIEF known as the Global University of Islamic finance. He received his Bachelor’s degrees in Islamic law and Islamic Jurisprudence from Algeria, Master’s and PhD degrees in Islamic Law & Islamic Jurisprudence from IIUM (Malaysia). A. P. Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna is equipped with industry qualifications as follows: Certificate Islamic Capital Market Shariah Advisor, (I Advisor) offered by the Securities Industry Development Corporation. SIDC, Securities commission Malaysia. Certificate Islamic Capital Market: Sukuk and structured Products, offered by Securities Industry Development Corporation, SIDC. Securities commission Malaysia. CIFP, Chartered Islamic Finance Professional, offered by INCEIF, RFP (Register Financial Planner) and Shariah RFP (Shariah Register Financial Planner); offered by MFPC. A. P. Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna is also a member of (ACIFP), the association of Islamic finance professional, a member of National Council of the Malaysian Financial Planning (MFPC). Currently he is a registered Shariah Adviser at Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia. He also serves as Shariah Board member of Maybank Islamic, Etiqa Takaful in Malaysia, RGA Re-Takaful based in Labuan, also a member of Shariah Advisory Council of MFPC, and Chairman of Takaful & Shariah RFP at MFPC, Malaysia.  He is currently one of FAP (FAA Accreditation Panel) appointed by FAA (Finance Accreditation Agency).

Kurniawan Tanzil










Kurniawan Tanzil


Makarim & Taira

Kurniawan is a Partner in the Banking & Finance department of Makarim & Taira S. and has been with the firm for over 11 years. With broad knowledge in legal matters, he has been involved not only in banking and finance transactions as well as corporate and commercial lending and finance arrangements, but also in general corporate and commercial transactions. Kurniawan’s practice highlights include the representation of domestic and international clients in financing transactions (including project finance), mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings, aircraft related transactions as well as capital market transactions (such as Initial Public Offerings (IPO)). Kurniawan is also experienced in establishing foreign investment companies, advising clients on various manpower related matters and negotiating transactions. With extensive knowledge and experience in legal matters, he is also an accomplished sworn translator.











Ng Swee Kee


Shearn Delamore & Co.

Ng Swee Kee graduated with a B.A. (Economics) from Ohio Wesleyan University and subsequently obtained a B.A. (Jurisprudence) from the University of Oxford. He is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a Barrister-at-Law of The Middle Temple.

He does work in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, foreign investment and joint ventures, restructuring, securities offerings, corporate advisory and strategic planning, banking, financial institutions and insurance regulations, automotive, oil and gas, energy and infrastructure  and technology projects.

He is the firm’s representative at the World Law Group (WLG) (currently the Asia Regional Director on the board), a member of the International Bar Association and the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), a member of the Middle Temple and the Malaysian Bar and a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board.

Prior to reading law, he worked in banking and industry for 10 years.

Yee Mei Ken 










Yee Mei Ken


Shearn Delamore & Co.

Mr. Yee Mei Ken obtained his LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Wales (Cardiff) and was admitted as a Barrister at law in Lincoln's Inn and as an Advocate & Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya.

He has extensive experience in dispute resolution primarily in the field of corporate and commercial litigation, defamation, media law, banking and insolvency litigation, mediation and arbitration.

He is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and the Malaysian Bar, a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board, a member of the International Bar Association, World Services Group and the Firm Representative in The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of KL and Selangor.








Carina C. Laforteza


SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Carina C. Laforteza is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and is a lawyer-certified public accountant. Her specialization is in corporate work, specifically special projects, financing, tax and corporate services. Ms. Laforteza has extensive experience in contract drafting, review and negotiations relating to, among others, financing, asset acquisitions, corporate reorganization and combinations in the fields of infrastructure, power, telecommunications, manufacturing and advertising. She has extensive tax experience, giving advice to clients in connection with tax structuring, tax litigation and tax reform.

Dean Ward

Head of EDD Sales, Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters

Dean is an enhanced due diligence specialist working in the Risk business segment and in-charge of developing and growing the EDD business across Asia Pacific. He joined industry in 2006 as a researcher for Hill & Associates before moving to IntegraScreen/World-Check respectively, and over the years has gained invaluable experience overseeing and managing due diligence assignments. 

This has included working with some of the world’s largest companies on IPOs, M&A deals, and joint ventures, providing advice on and the tools for due diligence. In addition he has helped global companies to develop, implement and manage third party anti-corruption vendor screening programmes. 


The event will take place at the Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

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  • Includes VIP Networking Luncheons
  • Refreshments
  • Speaker Notes
  • 7 CPD points for full day attendence


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