Welcome to ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021!

DATE
10 - 12 November 2021

TIME
9:00AM 

VENUE
Live Virtual

 

 


Event Overview

The current global outlook is not what we expected when the year began. The uncertainty brought about by Covid-19 lingers for much of Asia. Challenges of insufficient budgets, regulatory complexity, and strained cybersecurity processes have put businesses under significant stress. ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021 brings together legal experts from all around Asia to review what has happened so far, what is on the horizon, and how to prepare for it. 

Why You Should Attend

  • FREE* passes to in-house counsel, “C” level management executives, and business leaders with access to full-day sessions
  • Unique networking opportunities with leading legal experts and peers
  • In-depth panel discussion sessions with some of the most distinguished corporate counsel in the region
  • VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Detailed speaker notes and presentation materials

Target Audience

Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, CEO, Company Secretaries, Country/General / Corporate / In House / Legal Counsel / Heads and Senior Professionals in charge of:

  • Legal Affairs
  • Company/ Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial and Enforcement Counsel

*Please note that free passes are ONLY applicable for in-house legal counsel. Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha (amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com) for further information on how to participate in the event.

For further information, please contact Bella Lai at bella.lai@thomsonreuters.com  or +(65) 6973 8216

REGISTER HERE FOR THE VIRTUAL SUMMIT

View our Previous 2021 Programme Agenda HERE


Programme Agenda

  * Forum agenda is not final and subject to further revisions

Day 1: 10 November 2021, Wednesday. GMT+8

Timing

AGENDA 

1:35pm

Participant Log In 

1:50pm

Opening Remarks by the Conference Chair for Day 1

Dini Retnoningsih, Country Legal Counsel, Mondelez International Indonesia

2:00pm

1. India M&A - New Regulations, Impacts across Sectors and Opportunities 

  • India latest M&A opportunities and trends 
  • Key regulatory changes impacting M&A in India
  • Anti-trust and competition laws: avoid risks of violations 
  • Dealing with heightened scrutiny from governments, investors, and public

Moderators

  • Shivpriya Nanda, Partner, Co-Chair of Corporate Practice, J. Sagar Associates

Panellists

  • Amit Bhasin, Executive Vice President & Head Legal, Marico Limited  
  • Pooja Bedi, Head of Legal and Compliance, Philips Indian Subcontinent
  • Sajai Singh, Partner, and Co-chair Corporate, J. Sagar Associates
  • Swati Singh Baghel, Vice President (Legal & Compliance), Blackstone

Session Supported By

JSA Law

 

3:00pm 

 

2. Uncovering The Year’s Top Anti-Corruption Considerations: What Should Be On Your Radar

  • Covid-19 compliance lapses and mitigation strategies
  • Trends and anti-corruption priorities
  • Level of collaboration between US, UK, and Asian enforcement agencies
  • Multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions: Impact on disclosure 
  • Enforcement actions against executives: emerging liability trends to take note

Moderator

  • Pallav Shukla, Partner – Dispute Resolution, Trilegal

Panellists

  • Anushka Chandra, Head of Corporate Compliance - Region Asia Pacific, Robert Bosch (SEA) 
  • Gavin Ingram, General Counsel Asia Pacific / VP Strategic Planning, Global Blue Service Company
  • Leah Samson-David, Senior Counsel, Philip Morris International

Session Supported By

Trilegal

4:00pm

 

3. Building Back Stronger: Shaping an Uncertain Future and Seizing Opportunities

  • Keeping up with new demands and how you can transform your actions into revenue in the current remote environment
  • Managing the constant regulatory changes and impact on investor sentiments
  • Communicating and cultivating a people culture within the organisation to increase engagement with employees during uncertainties
  • Riding the new wave of innovation and thinking ahead for new disruptive changes

Moderator

  • Maija Burtmanis, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Zuellig Pharma

Panellists

  • Yosr Hamza, Director, Legal Counsel, Middle East, Gartner
  • Campbell Clark, VP, Legal & Compliance, APAC, Medtronic
  • David Sullivan, Legal Director, APAC, GroupM
  • Karen Ong, Head, Group Corporate Legal, Bursa Malaysia

5:00pm

End of Day 1 of 3: ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021

 

Day 2: 11 November 2021, Thursday GMT+8

 Timing

AGENDA 

1:35pm

Participant Log In 

1:50pm

Opening Remarks by the Conference Chair for Day 2

Maree Myerscough, General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Aquila Capital

2:00pm

1. The Future Of Project Finance In Asia: A Post-Pandemic Outlook

  • The pandemic’s impact on infrastructure projects financing
  • Tapping into infrastructure projects in Asia post-pandemic
  • Energy investment types and flows. Trends and opportunities in 2022
  • Sectors that have the most potential for good returns

Ignatius Hwang, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Singapore LLP

Session Supported By

MWE

3:00pm 

 

2. Middle East Business Law: Dubai, UAE, and Beyond – What Multinationals Need to Know 

Doing Business in the Middle East - by Christopher Gunson 

  • Middle East Legal System - overview, similarities, and contrasts in various MENA jurisdictions, common problems 
  • Commercial Agency Law in MENA – negotiating complex agreements, termination  
  • Foreign Investment and Free Zones - updates on regulations, business ownership, joint ventures, and share transfers
  • GCC Tax Systems and VAT - what they mean for your regional operations
  • Competition Law - know the different regulations in GCC and their impact on your acquisition deals

Christopher Gunson, Partner, AMERELLER

Dispute Resolution - by Jonathan P. Noble

  • GCC Labor Law systems - updates on employment law, competition and confidentiality provisions, and C-suite terminations
  • Dispute Resolution and Arbitration – managing litigation in MENA and complex cross-border disputes 
  • Debt recovery – bankruptcy, negotiations with insolvent parties, settlement agreements

Jonathan P. Noble, Partner,  AMERELLER

Session Supported By

Amereller

4:00pm

 

3. Redefining Your Dispute Tactics to Suit the New Normal

  • Hybrid Dispute Resolution Trends to look out for
  • Pros and Cons of a hybrid dispute resolution mechanism
  • Key things to consider in putting a hybrid dispute resolution mechanism in place
  • Exploring less conventional dispute resolution modes – Mediation and conciliation
  • Re-examining your Dispute Process: New insights and advice for the modern-day general counsel
  • Tag Team: How can GCs and external counsel effectively team up to resolve disputes? 

Moderator

  • Tine Abraham, Partner – Dispute Resolution, Trilegal

Panellists

  • Anna Quah, Vice President - Legal, Asia Pacific Region, UPS Asia Group 
  • Sarita Misir, SVP, Global Legal, Legal Lead for M&A and Technology Transactions, Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited
  • April Raimundo, Director – Legal and Compliance, Greystar
  • Christopher Tan, Corporate Counsel, Chevron Singapore

Session Supported By

Trilegal

 

5:00pm

End of Day 2 of 3: ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021

 

Day 3: 12 November 2021, Friday GMT+8

Timing

AGENDA 

1:35pm

Participant Log In 

1:50pm

Opening Remarks by the Conference Chair for Day 3

2:00pm

1.  Assessing the Current Asia M&A Landscape

  • Impact of COVID-19 on M&A
  • Dealing with increased regulatory intervention in M&A deals
  • Impact of the pandemic on transactions signed before the outbreak and to be closed within a short period of time
  • Deal making lessons learned from the pandemic crisis

Raphael Tay, Partner, LAW Partnership

Roderick Lai, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Session Supported By

Law Partnership

 

3:00pm 

 

2.  Managing International Commercial Arbitration and Disputes Resolution During A Pandemic

General key considerations in deciding between Mediation / Conciliation and Arbitration

  • What are some of the key considerations for companies in deciding between mediation and arbitration?
  • When to mediate: before or during arbitration?

Has COVID-19 changed the criteria for companies in deciding whether to arbitrate or mediate/conciliate? 

  • Brief remarks on how different sectors have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • Has the increased use of technology resulted in a rise or fall in the costs of arbitration?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted the willingness to mediate?
  • What should companies look out for in contractual dispute resolution clauses/arbitration rules in the current pandemic climate?

Ongoing tips for companies to optimise ADR processes During COVID-19 and Beyond

  • Adapting to Technology During COVID-19
  • Working with External Counsel
  • Effective Negotiations During Mediation

Moderator

  • Eugene Thuraisingam, Managing Partner, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

Panellists

  • DJ Goh, Associate General Counsel & Senior Director, APAC Legal, Juniper Networks
  • Rhonda Hare, General Counsel – Asia Pacific, AccorHotels 
  • Helen Tung, Barrister, Tung Chambers & GC, NewSpace2060

Session Supported By

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

 

4:00pm

 

3. Cyber and Data Resilience: Smart Approach to Protecting Your Data

  • Evolution of data protection and privacy in response to COVID-19 
  • Cyber regulatory resilience: Developing smart strategies to prevent potential cyber threats and data breaches 
  • Addressing preventive measures to protect against potential exploitation 
  • A race against the clock: Be armed and proactively tackle a crisis in a small window of opportunity

Moderator

  • Raghvendra Verma, Group Chief Legal, Compliance & Risk Officer,  iSON Xperiences

Panellists

  • Carol Seah, Assistant General Counsel, Singtel
  • Tarun Samtani, Data Protection Officer, International SOS

5:00pm

End of Day 3 of 3: ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021

Stay tuned for more updates on the summit speakers. 

For speaking opportunities, please contact Bella Lai at bella.lai@thomsonreuters.com  or +(65) 6973 8216


SPEAKERS LIST

The list is sorted in alphabetical order

Law Firm Speakers

  • Christopher Gunson, Partner, AMERELLER
  • Eugene Thuraisingam, Managing Partner, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP
  • Ignatius Hwang, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Singapore 
  • Jonathan P. Noble, Partner, AMERELLER
  • Pallav Shukla, Partner – Dispute Resolution, Trilegal
  • Raphael Tay, Partner, LAW Partnership
  • Roderick Lai, Partner, Corporate M&A, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Sajai Singh, Partner, and Co-chair Corporate, J. Sagar Associates
  • Shivpriya Nanda, Partner, Co-Chair of Corporate Practice, J. Sagar Associates
  • Tine Abraham, Partner – Dispute Resolution, Trilegal

In-House Counsel Speakers

  • Amit Bhasin, Executive Vice President & Head Legal, Marico Limited 
  • Anna Quah, Vice President, Legal, Asia Pacific Region, UPS 
  • Anushka Chandra, Head of Corporate Compliance - Region Asia Pacific, Robert Bosch (SEA) 
  • April Raimundo, Director – Legal and Compliance, Greystar 
  • Campbell Clark, VP, Legal & Compliance, APAC, Medtronic
  • Carol Seah, Assistant General Counsel, Singtel
  • Christopher Tan, Corporate Counsel, Chevron Singapore
  • David Sullivan, Legal Director, APAC, GroupM
  • Dini Retnoningsih, Country Legal Counsel, Mondelez International Indonesia
  • DJ Goh, Associate General Counsel & Senior Director, APAC Legal, Juniper Networks
  • Gavin Ingram, General Counsel Asia Pacific / VP Strategic Planning, Global Blue Service Company Singapore
  • Helen Tung, Barrister, Tung Chambers & GC, NewSpace2060 
  • Karen Ong, Head, Group Corporate Legal, Bursa Malaysia
  • Leah Samson-David, Senior Counsel, Philip Morris International
  • Maija Burtmanis, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Zuellig Pharma 
  • Maree Myerscough, General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Aquila Capital
  • Pooja Bedi, Head of Legal and Compliance, Philips Indian Subcontinent
  • Raghvendra Verma, Group Chief Legal, Compliance & Risk Officer,  iSON Xperiences
  • Rhonda Hare, General Counsel – Asia Pacific, AccorHotels
  • Sarita Misir, Senior Vice President, Global Legal, Legal Lead for M&A and Technology Transactions, Fullerton Healthcare
  • Swati Singh Baghel, Vice President (Legal & Compliance), Blackstone 
  • Tarun Samtani, Data Protection Officer, International SOS
  • Yosr Hamza, Director, Legal Affairs | Middle East, Gartner

SPEAKERS PROFILE

Law Firm Speakers

Christopher Gunson

Christopher Gunson, Partner, AMERELLER 48x48, linkedin icon

Christopher Gunson is a partner based in the Dubai office. He represents numerous multinational companies on all aspects of business in the Middle East region. This work includes commercial transactions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and regulatory compliance.

He is fluent in Japanese and much of his practice involves representing and advising Japanese businesses on matters in the Middle East region.

In addition to his corporate and commercial work, Chris conducts substantial work in the oil and gas sector, and he is a frequent author and commentator in news media concerning developments in the oil and gas sector in Abu Dhabi, Iraq, and Iran. 

Eugene Thuraisingam

Eugene Thuraisingam, Managing Partner, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP 48x48, linkedin icon

Eugene Thuraisingam is the managing partner of Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, a law firm specialising in disputes and investigations. With over two decades of experience, he is no stranger to the realm of international arbitration, mediation, and commercial litigation. He handles international arbitrations as well as commercial litigation in the Singapore Courts for the firm’s network of clients in the Southeast Asia region.

Ignatius Hwang, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Singapore

Ignatius Hwang, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Singapore 48x48, linkedin icon

Ignatius K. Hwang focuses his practice on energy, infrastructure and resources projects in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, particularly China, India, Southeast Asia and Australia.

He advises governments and sponsors on strategic, procurement, legal, commercial and risk issues relating to public-private partnership projects (PPP). He has represented the Singapore government and agencies on almost all PPP projects in Singapore to date, and has helped shaped development of the PPP projects market in Singapore.

Ignatius also advises on the development, acquisition, financing, construction and operation of energy, infrastructure and resources projects. His transactional experience, in particular on acquisitions and project financing, includes deal structuring, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of development, acquisition, fuel supply and power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts and operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts, as well as financing and security documentation.

Ignatius has previously been recognized in leading directories, including Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers & Partners.

Jonathan P. Noble

Jonathan P. Noble, Partner, AMERELLER  48x48, linkedin icon

Jonathan P. Noble is a local partner in the Dubai office. He advises numerous multinational companies and regional powerhouses on international transactions, company formation, agency and distribution, joint ventures, and corporate governance in the UAE, GCC, and broader MENA region.

As a fluent Arabic speaker, Jonathan frequently manages complex contentious matters in the region including arbitrations, local litigation, internal investigations, compliance reviews, and executive-level employment disputes. 

Pallav Shukla

Pallav Shukla, Partner – Dispute Resolution, Trilegal 48x48, linkedin icon

Pallav Shukla focuses on white-collar crimes and investigations. In addition to commercial disputes, Pallav focuses on defense in anti-corruption and money laundering enforcement and debarment. He also has in-depth experience in pursuing civil and criminal remedies for IPR infringement, data theft; and financial and cyber-crimes. Pallav has strong trial credentials, both, in defense and private prosecution involving such cases. Pallav regularly conducts internal investigations, designs and implements whistle-blower programs and anti-corruption training modules.
Pallav’s practice also focuses on high-stakes industrial and employment disputes. His experience covers a wide range of industries – from defense procurement, industrial manufacturing and real estate to infrastructure projects, life sciences and information technology.
Pallav previously served as a law clerk to Justice S. H. Kapadia, then Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court (2010 - 11); and practiced criminal law as independent counsel, from 2012 to 2014. 

Raphael Tay, Partner, LAW Partnership

Raphael Tay, Partner, LAW Partnership 48x48, linkedin icon

Raphael is the Head of the Corporate and Commercial practice. Having been in practice for 35 years, encompassing both international and local work, he has extensive experience in various areas notably Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Information Technology Law.  
 
In 2017, he advised on a share sale transaction in GHL Systems Berhad to a London-based private equity fund Actis Stark which was identified by The Edge Malaysia as the Best M&A Deal of 2017. His team was also nominated as a finalist for the category of ‘Overseas Practice Law Firm of the Year’ in the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards of 2018. In the 2020 ranking by International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Raphael was recognised as a Notable Practitioner for M&A in the “Technology and Telecommunications” category. 
 
Raphael has been commended for having not only “an in-depth understanding of both the legal aspects and commercial needs in respect of ICT matters” but also an appreciation for “the pitfalls of the IT and software industry” and the ability to provide “practical legal solutions to our problems.” He provides “sound legal advice” and helped clients “see things from the business perspective, which was very crucial.” 
 
Raphael has been the Chairman of the LAWASIA Moot Standing Committee since 2008 and is the current Chair of the Legal Development and Training Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). He is also the Director of the AESAN+6 Mergers and Acquisition Programme at The College of Law Asia and Adjunct Lecturer of the ASEAN Business and Investment Law Course at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. 
 
Raphael is conversant in English and Malay. 

​​Rod Lai

Roderick Lai, Partner, Corporate M&A, Eversheds Sutherland 48x48, linkedin icon

A Partner in our corporate team in Hong Kong, Rod principally acts on cross-border M&A, private equity-backed deals, and joint ventures. 
Rod has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, professional services, retail, real estate, technology, telecoms, funds management, hospitality (restaurants and hotels), industrial manufacturing, oil & gas, logistics, and transportation infrastructure.

Rod started his career in New Zealand and spent over eight years doing deals in London before moving to Hong Kong. He has real experience working with clients from all over the globe on transactions across multiple jurisdictions.

Sajai Singh

Sajai Singh, Partner, and Co-chair Corporate, J. Sagar Associates 48x48, linkedin icon

Sajai is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Practice. His practice focuses primarily on Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, strategic alliances, restructurings, and financings (whether debt or equity), with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions.

Sajai is the Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Technology Law Committee.

He is an acclaimed transactional lawyer with more than 28 years of experience representing a wide variety of industries, businesses and sectors funnel investments into India. This wealth of experience means that he understands the issues that arise in major transactions and can provide solutions to resolve these issues; providing advice that goes well beyond legal and contractual matters, and into the technical and commercial heart of the success of the transaction.

Shivpriya

Shivpriya Nanda, Partner, Co-Chair of Corporate Practice, J. Sagar Associates 48x48, linkedin icon

Shivpriya Nanda has over 30 years of extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, strategic joint ventures, and corporate advisory. She has represented several marquee clients over the years and has been consistently sought out as a valued advisor by her clients for her incisive and business-oriented advice.

Having spent her initial years as a litigator in a premier law chamber, Ms. Nanda brings to the table added disputes insight to transactions that she has advised several Fortune 500 companies on, whether they relate to acquisitions or divestments, complicated strategic alliances, restructurings, shareholder issues, bribery, and anti-corruption investigations, technology licensing and transfers of senior management engagement and exits.

Ms. Nanda has been consistently ranked as a top-tier lawyer in various publications. She has been ranked as one of the leading lawyers by Legal 500, IBLJ, and Chambers consecutively for the past several years. She has also received several client recommendations including in RSG. 

Tine

Tine Abraham, Partner – Dispute Resolution, Trilegal 48x48, linkedin icon

Tine Abraham specializes in commercial disputes. She regularly represents Indian and multinational clients in complex disputes in institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations and before various courts and tribunals in India. Her expertise has been sought after in areas ranging from infrastructure contracts, investments by foreign firms in India, regulatory issues to financial mismanagement, shareholder disputes, and insolvency proceedings. She has advised clients on disputes pertaining to media rights licensing, supply contracts infrastructure contracts, and equity/debt investment contracts.

In-House Counsel Speakers

Amit Bhasin

Amit Bhasin, Executive Vice President & Head Legal, Marico Limited48x48, linkedin icon

With over 18 years of experience in Corporate Laws, Corporate Compliances, and Governance across the consumer goods industry in India, Amit is responsible for Marico’s Legal function in its entirety. He believes in driving results—through collaboration, teamwork, and relationships. He has embodied this throughout his career by always choosing to lead through diverse and challenging situations.

Prior to this, Amit was with Hindustan Unilever for over 13 years across various roles in the Legal department. Most recently, he served as the General Manager, Legal - Customer Development and Corporate Secretarial as well as the Deputy Company Secretary where he was responsible for the overall Secretarial, Corporate and Securities Compliance for HUL as well as the Group Companies. Amit began his career at Liberty Shoes Limited for over 2 years followed by DCM Shriram Consolidated Limited (DSCL) as a Senior Manager for over 2 years where he was responsible for Corporate and Securities Compliances for Group.

Amit is a Law Graduate and a certified Chartered Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He has also earned a post-graduation certification in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom in 2011. 

Anna

Anna Quah, Vice President, Legal, Asia Pacific Region, UPS 48x48, linkedin icon

Anna Quah is the Asia Pacific Legal Vice President for UPS, a global leader in logistics with headquarters in Atlanta, from which UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Anna was also a founding member and Chairperson of the UPS Women’s Leadership Development (“WLD”) in Asia Pac.

Prior to joining UPS, Anna practiced maritime and aviation law in Singapore for about 8 years in a boutique shipping law firm, where Anna also presented several papers on maritime law at international conferences organized by the International Bar Association.

Anna has been actively contributing towards the community – including spending almost four weeks in Lower East Side, New York City, supporting homeless individuals recovering from mental illnesses. Anna also supports her local community by delivering dry food rations to needy families for YWCA Singapore monthly.

Anna Quah graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1998. In her limited spare time, Anna enjoys running, practicing and teaching yoga, bouldering (occasionally) as well as practicing in aerial (circus) arts. 

Anushka Chandra, Head of Corporate Compliance - Region Asia Pacific, Robert Bosch (SEA)

Anushka Chandra, Head of Corporate Compliance - Region Asia Pacific, Robert Bosch (SEA) 48x48, linkedin icon

Anushka Chandra is the Head of Corporate Compliance, Asia Pacific, for the Bosch Group. She is a qualified lawyer based in Singapore with more than 16 years of legal experience. She has experience in an extensive range of cross-functional and cross-regional legal and compliance matters, including but not limited to, corporate and commercial law, litigation, white-collar crimes with a specialised focus on anti-bribery and corruption, compliance and risk management, corporate governance, and M&A. She leads of team of legal and compliance professionals across the region and is a trusted advisor to the regional management and a member of the leadership team. Before taking on the role of Regional Head of Corporate Compliance, she led the regional Legal department for the Bosch Group as General Counsel, South East Asia. Prior to that, she was a corporate and commercial litigation lawyer for a leading law firm in Malaysia. 

April_Greystar

April Raimundo, Director – Legal and Compliance, Greystar  48x48, linkedin icon

April Raimundo – Legal and Compliance Director, Greystar April is the Legal and Compliance Director for Greystar’s Asia-Pacific business and their first employee in Singapore. In this role, she oversees Greystar’s Code of Conduct and regulatory compliance program in the region. In addition, April spearheads legal structuring, investor documentation and acquisition activities as Greystar, the global leader in residential housing continues to invest across the region. Prior to Greystar, April spent 8 years at EFA Group as Chief Legal and Compliance officer andserved as a member of the company’s executive committee. She is credited for setting up EFA Group’s global legal and compliance framework. During her private practice career, April was in the corporate and commercial group of Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker McKenzie. April is qualified to practice law in England and Wales, and the Philippines. She was named one of 5 in house counsels in the 2016 edition of Asian Legal Business’ 40 Under lawyers. She sits in the International Relations Committee and Public Law Help Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. 

Campbell Clark

Campbell Clark, VP, Legal & Compliance, APAC, Medtronic 48x48, linkedin icon

Campbell Clark is Vice President, Legal, and Compliance, Asia Pacific, for Medtronic, a healthcare company, and is based in Singapore.  He was previously Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Asia Pacific, for Medtronic. Prior to Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien in 2015, he was General Counsel, Asia, for Covidien. Campbell has also held senior roles in-house as an international legal counsel in Australia and Japan, and in private practice as a litigation lawyer in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Campbell graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and holds an LL.B (Hons) and M.Jur (Dist.).  Since 2015 Campbell has been the Chair of the Legal/Ethics & Compliance Committee of the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). 

Carol

Carol Seah, Assistant General Counsel, Singtel 48x48, linkedin icon

“A technology and data lawyer of more than 20+ years.  Carol started her practice in New Zealand at DLA Phillips Fox, and has been with 3 Telcos.  She’s currently with Singtel in Singapore as  Assistant General Counsel.  NZ enacted its Privacy Law in 1993, in the context of storage of data on thumb drives.  Today in my own practice area we look at privacy and security issues in the context of terrabytes of data being transported and hosted in the cloud.  Like the fast-evolving technology industry,  Carol finds herself digging deep into her international cross cultural, psychology background, together with her tech law experience to navigate the viral effects of the virtual world and the need to keep personal data and content secure.  Outside work, Carol’s been enjoying spending more quality time with family and friends, whilst safe guarding against the viral effects of the virus“

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Christopher Tan, Corporate Counsel, Chevron Singapore48x48, linkedin icon

Currently, I am a Senior Counsel at Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd. As a regional disputes and investigations lead, I support the Downstream & Chemicals businesses in Chevron, in the Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. Key areas of responsibilities include managing litigations, arbitrations, and mediations, as well as providing support on employment/human resources matters and governmental/regulatory/internal investigations. 

David

David Sullivan, Legal Director, APAC, GroupM 48x48, linkedin icon

David is currently the Legal Director, APAC for GroupM (WPP's media investment arm). David has been an in-house lawyer in Australia and Singapore for the past 11 years and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Singapore. David has enjoyed a diverse career, having initially trained as a TMT lawyer with Baker McKenzie, working in the Firm’s Melbourne and Tokyo offices. David moved in-house in 2010, where he joined the Victoria Racing Club (which conducts Australia's biggest sporting event, the Melbourne Cup) as a legal counsel. He has since worked in several different roles across sport, media, and technology, including senior legal roles with the Asian Tour (professional golf), Tennis Australia, and NBCUniversal. 

Dini Retnoningsih

Dini Retnoningsih, Country Legal Counsel, Mondelez International Indonesia 48x48, linkedin icon

Dini Retnoningsih graduated Cum Laude and obtained Honors as the Best Graduate from the Faculty of Law, the University of Indonesia after just 3.5 years of study. She has worked extensively in various industries in numerous types of multinational transactions. She practices law for almost two decades with a strong general corporate background and a focus in the areas of commercial and corporate law. She has in-depth experience in handling general corporate matters, commercial transactions, compliance, corporate and project finance, construction, investment, merger and acquisition, restructuring and reorganization, capital market, banking and finance, insurance, and employment matters. She has been involved in numerous major corporate and commercial transactions and regularly provides day-to-day legal advice. She speaks on a number of areas of law covering a wide range of Indonesian legal issues at professional and educational conferences and seminars. She also frequently contributes to national and international publications on a number of areas of law covering a wide range of Indonesian legal issues.

Dini Retnoningsih is recognized and has been nominated as the Woman Lawyer of the Year category of the ALB Indonesia Law Awards in 2016 and 2017 and was named as 40 Outstanding Legal Professionals in the Region and Brightest Young Legal Minds under the Age of 40 by ALB in 2018. In 2016, she was also named by the Lawyer Monthly Magazine – Women In Law Awards 2016 as a Commercial Lawyer of the Year from Indonesia.

Dini Retnoningsih is admitted to the Indonesian Bar Association, the Capital Market Legal Consultant Association, and the Financial Services Authority. She speaks Bahasa Indonesia and English. 

DJ Goh

DJ Goh, Associate General Counsel & Senior Director, APAC Legal, Juniper Networks 48x48, linkedin icon

DJ Goh is an APAC region chief legal counsel and risk manager with over 25 years of in-house and private practise legal experience. He is very passionate about sharing his experience with a wider audience in the legal community as his way of giving back to the in-house legal community.

DJ has extensive international experience in corporate, commercial, strategic, risk management, governance, compliance, finance, and dispute management matters in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions gained with Fortune 500 MNCs (Juniper Networks, DXC/CSC Technology, Mercer & Sun Microsystems) and international US/UK law firms (Sidley Austin, Freshfields, and Ashurst).

DJ would like to share the learnings from his career journey in applying legal and other skills to new industries and businesses gained from his in-house legal experience in the information, communication, technology, consulting, financial services, transportation, and investments industries and with international law firms.

Gavin

Gavin Ingram, General Counsel Asia Pacific / VP Strategic Planning, Global Blue Service Company Singapore48x48, linkedin icon

Gavin Ingram is General Counsel Asia Pacific and Vice President Strategic Planning for Global Blue, an NYSE listed company. Gavin, who is based in Sydney, Australia, also acts as Company Secretary for Global Blue’s APAC entities and also has responsibility for New Markets across APAC. Prior to Global Blue, Gavin was Legal Director Asia for Lawyers on Demand. Prior to LoD, Gavin was General Counsel Asia for the Australian listed company BlueScope Steel. In this role, Gavin was awarded the leading in-house counsel award in Asia-Pacific by AsiaLaw in 2007.

Gavin started his career in private practice as an infrastructure lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron (as it then was, now Ashursts) and Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). Gavin holds Law and Commerce degrees from Australia and completed his MBA (with Honors) through the University of Chicago.

Gavin has significant experience in navigating the challenges of Asia’s diverse legal systems. 

Helen

Helen Tung, Barrister, Tung Chambers & GC, NewSpace2060 48x48, linkedin icon

She is a UK-trained Barrister with 13 years of Post qualification experience. Helen attended the University of Sheffield, the University of Tilburg, and the University of Law in which she obtained her law degrees. She has expertise in maritime security and international law and undertook Directed Studies on International Private Law at The Hague Academy. She further took part in the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames, and attended the International Space University Summer Space Program with the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Delft in The Netherlands.  Moreover, she is the Founder of NewSpace2060 a startup/investor consultancy. 

She is the Co-Chair of Space Debris & Space operations, VP in Enterprise Risk Management Committee at the International Aeronautical Congress, and Advisor to the Board of Global Green, Green Cross & 7Pillars.

Helen is a TedX speaker and has delivered over 50+ talks globally including at IBA, IPBA, and in the startup/investor scene. She featured in the ALB MENA Super 50 lawyers for 2021. 

Karen

Karen Ong, Head, Group Corporate Legal, Bursa Malaysia 48x48, linkedin icon

Karen currently heads the Group Corporate Legal division at Bursa Malaysia Bhd, the Malaysian stock exchange, and oversees all commercial legal matters at the exchange.  She is passionate about in-house counsel acting as valuable business partners and contributing towards the development of the capital market.  She often seeks out opportunities to share knowledge and contribute to the legal community.  Karen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Leah Samson-David

Leah Samson-David, Senior Counsel, Philip Morris International 48x48, linkedin icon

Leah has spent over 10 years with Philip Morris International, starting in the Philippines, then moving for international assignments in Turkey, Switzerland, and Malaysia, and now back in the Philippines. As head of the Legal team in PMFTC Inc., Leah is primarily responsible for counseling the organization to enable the growth of the business while navigating legal risks to achieve PMI’s commitment to delivering a smoke-free future.

Maija Burtmanis

Maija Burtmanis, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Zuellig Pharma 48x48, linkedin icon

Maija Burtmanis (LLB/BSc, LLM) is an Australian qualified Legal / Compliance Life Sciences Executive, whose career has primarily been focused on the international markets. She has worked as a senior lawyer and compliance professional for the last 18 years for companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, and Shire BioPharma. Recently, Maija was appointed the General Counsel and CCO of Zuellig Pharma, which has the distinction of working with many Life Sciences companies in the Distribution, Cold chain supply (Covid Vx), Clinical Reach, and Data Analytics fields.
Throughout her career, Maija has worked with government representatives, industry groups, healthcare professionals, and external advisers in addressing a range of issues that have impacted Life Sciences companies that innovate produce and promote the state of the art pharmaceutical products, medical devices, vaccines, diagnostic tools as well as over-the-counter consumer products.
Maija is also a pro bono contributing Faculty Member of Seton Hall (NY University) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Europe, which offers executive-level training programs on risk, compliance, and managerial accountability each year. Her busy life and passion for the industry keep her highly motivated and engaged.

Maree Myerscough, General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Aquila Capital

Maree Myerscough, General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Aquila Capital48x48, linkedin icon

Maree is General Counsel, Asia Pacific for Aquila Capital. She has broad transactional experience in corporate, commercial and financing transactions, with a focus on renewable energy and infrastructure projects. In 2018, Maree was honoured to win the “General Commercial” award at the Global Counsel Awards at an event in New York and was included in ALB’s In-house Counsel “40 Under 40” List for Asia Pacific in 2018. In 2021 Maree was recognised in Transition Economist’s TE100 Women of the Energy Transition (Renewables category) and short-listed for an FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2021 award, including for her work on pro bono projects, community service initiatives, mentoring and service leadership within the legal community. Maree has lived and worked in Singapore for over 14 years (originally from Australia).
Before moving to an in-house role, Maree was a senior associate in the project finance and development team at Latham & Watkins in Singapore. She is a board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Singapore. 

Pooja

Pooja Bedi, Head of Legal and Compliance, Philips Indian Subcontinent 48x48, linkedin icon

Pooja Bedi joined the Philips Indian Subcontinent in 2020 as the Head for Legal and Compliance function managing governance across verticals.

With more than two decades of corporate legal experience, Pooja has successfully advised businesses on legal strategy, public policy, licensing, contracts, managing and minimizing litigation, food & beverage laws, healthcare and health tech laws, commercial laws, competition laws, IPR, anti-corruption/FCPA laws, mergers, technology & data-privacy laws, dispute resolution and managing Board governance. Prior to joining Philips, she worked with Pernod Ricard India, Anheuser Busch InBev India, JUUL Labs Inc and with an international law firm. She has been recognized as the “Rising Star- Under 40 In-house Counsel” by Legal Era Foundation in 2017 and “Top 100 GC’s in India” by BW legal world in 2021.

Pooja has a bachelor’s degree in Law and Economics. She is a Fellow Company Secretary and has completed her Executive MBA from China European International Business School, Shanghai. She is a doting mother of two, an avid music lover who is passionate about moral philosophy, mentoring and philanthropy.

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Raghvendra Verma, Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, iSON Xperiences  48x48, linkedin icon

Raghvendra Verma has over 20 years of experience as a legal leader expert in M&A/Strategy/compliance/Licensing/ContractNegotiations/Cybersecurity/Privacy/Legal Operations/Litigation/Risk/Regulatory matter/ Board and Shareholder relation. 

Currently, he is Group Head- Legal, Compliance, and Company Secretary at ISON Group, which is focused on Egypt, East Africa, West Africa, South Africa, UAE, India, and Asia Pacific markets. The Group is into IT, ITES, Health, Telecommunication Infrastructure, and customer services and have business operation in 35 countries across Africa, the Middle East, India, and the Asia Pacific. He leads the group’s efforts in building strong corporate governance, Compliance focused organization. He led the acquisitions of many companies across the globe including Egypt, South Africa, the Middle East, Mauritius India, and ensure their smooth integration with ISON. 

He won many Awards for the organization including the Award for Champion of Governance Award in Kenya, one of the 50 Best Legal falcons in the corporate world, Best In-house legal team in the Middle East, Global Achiever Award, etc. Raghvendra is a law graduate and member of the Institute of company secretaries of India and lives in Dubai

Rhonda

Rhonda Hare, General Counsel – Asia Pacific, AccorHotels 48x48, linkedin icon

Rhonda joined AccorHotels in November 2017 as General Counsel – Asia Pacific.  The focus of her role is to support the various business units across the Asia Pacific - including providing legal advice on development, operational, and compliance matters. 

Rhonda has over 25 years of experience as an in-house and private practice lawyer working across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Previous positions include being a Partner at Ashurst LPP (formerly Blake Dawson) and as a member of the Legal Division at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

Rhonda has an Executive MBA from IE Business School (Spain) and a Master of Law from the University of NSW. In December 2020, at the 4th Singapore Chief Legal Officer Awards held by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, Rhonda was given the Chief Legal Officer Award (MNC Category).

Sarita

Sarita Misir, Senior Vice President, Global Legal, Legal Lead for M&A and Technology Transactions, Fullerton Health48x48, linkedin icon

Sarita is a transactional and technology lawyer practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, and information technology law, with a keen interest in employment law.

She is currently Senior Vice President, Global Legal at a major Asia-Pacific focused international healthcare company, where she acts as the legal lead for global M&A, capital markets, and healthcare tech, and helps to fulfill the organization’s purpose of providing affordable and accessible care for all in the Asia Pacific. She also manages strategy for complex dispute-related matters, having originally "cut her teeth" as a litigator before moving to the corporate transactional world. 

Swati

Swati Singh Baghel, Vice President (Legal & Compliance), Blackstone 48x48, linkedin icon

Swati Singh Baghel is a Vice President in the Legal & Compliance Department. She recently relocated to Singapore from the Mumbai office. Since joining Blackstone in 2018, she has been involved in legal & compliance matters for Blackstone’s businesses in India and South East Asia, including Singapore. Prior to Blackstone, Ms. Baghel has worked at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, in its Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Group, and in-house at an Indian diversified conglomerate, in Mumbai. Ms. Baghel received a BA.LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law Institute University, India, where she graduated at the top of her class and was a member of the NLIU Law Review.

Tarun

Tarun Samtani, Data Protection Officer, International SOS 48x48, linkedin icon

Tarun is a Senior Privacy Practitioner with a background in Data Security, Privacy and Data Protection. Formerly the Data Protection Officer for a UK high street retail business ‘Boden’, he was responsible for leading Global Privacy programme that spanned across the UK and Europe, US and Asia-Pacific. Most recently he was the Global Privacy Manager for Qantas Group that includes Qantas Airlines, Jetstar Airlines and Qantas Loyalty.

He brings over two decades of experience working in various industries such as Retail, Telecoms, Leisure, Airlines, E-commerce and Banking across global organisations. He is a member and Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet Chapter. He has also served as Advisory Board Member for a few startups working in AI, Cyber and Privacy and has been interviewed by various UK publications including BBC radio. He regularly addresses the global audience at various international conferences on these topics.

His specialisation includes operationalising Privacy, working with various international Privacy legislations across EU, Asia Pacific and CIS countries, building & leading progressive, pragmatic and sustainable Data Privacy programmes. With strong business acumen, he has the ability to bridge the gap between technical, privacy and legal landscapes. He currently holds various certifications in Information Security and Data Privacy (ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CISM & IAPP CIPM).

Yosr Hamza_Gartner

Yosr Hamza, Director, Legal Affairs | Middle East, Gartner 48x48, linkedin icon

Yosr is a bilingual multi-award-winning experienced legal counsel with both private practice and in-house background. She is admitted to the Egyptian Bar.

During her career, Yosr held various positions in global international law firms in the region allowing her to gain significant regional experience in contracts, commercial, corporate, compliance, employment, and a wide range of general legal areas. She is currently leading and managing the legal and compliance matters across the Middle East in Gartner. Embracing Gartner’s Principles of Independence and Objectivity, Yosr also supports the Gartner Office of the Ombudsman in the Middle East, a team that is established to openly and assertively address issues of analytical independence, accuracy, and integrity. Yosr was the first locally based legal counsel in the region and has played a key part in establishing and developing Gartner’s legal team in the Middle East. With such experience, she also has broad experience in risk management, corporate governance, and compliance. Yosr is passionate about the empowerment of women and further the advancement of women's rights to achieve gender equity.

She is passionate about mentorship, sponsorship, diversity equity & inclusion, women empowerment and creating opportunities for people from under-represented backgrounds and students to thrive throughout their legal career journey and creating an environment where everyone is able to achieve the same, no matter who they are and where they come from. 

Welcome to ALB Virtual In-House Legal Summit 2021!

DATE
10 - 12 November 2021

TIME
9:00AM 

VENUE
Live Virtual

 

 


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