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In-house Counsel
Summit 2015
A legal update for corporate and bankers’ counsel
May 27 2015 • Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

Benefits of attending:
n Learn how to manage cross-border data privacy issues
n Discuss the latest practices in conducting internal investigations
n Hear the region’s leading in-house counsel discuss their greatest challenges for 2015
n Compare changes in regulation between key jurisdictions in the region, including China, India, Korea, and Philippines
n Learn the best practices in building supply chain integrity
n Explore tactics for dispute resolution and international arbitration
n Discuss legislation around anti-bribery and competition laws

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In-house Counsel Summit 2015
May 27 2015 • Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

The Asia-Pacific In-house Counsel Summit is the region’s leading event for corporate and bankers’ counsel. Entering its 12th year, the
summit is returning in May 2015 to address the latest challenges facing in-house counsel lawyers in the market today.
Over 350 delegates were attracted to the event last year and the summit will bring together leading industry representatives, policy
makers, key regulators and private practice lawyers for an enriching networking opportunity. This crucial one-day event offers a unique
chance for thought leaders to share their expertise and develop new strategies to take advantage of the opportunities presented in
this fast-paced and active region.
Register now to stay on top of the latest trends and developments, please email

Who you will meet:

• General counsel
• Corporate counsel
• Bankers’ counsel
• Company secretaries
• Regulators
• Private practice lawyers

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Asia-Pacific In-house Counsel Summit 2015
May 27 2015 • Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

8.15 Registration 13.25 Roadmap for Philippines
n Overview: liberalisation of foreign investment and restrictions on foreign equity
8.50 Welcome remarks from Asialaw n Structuring your deal: overcoming hurdles with government infrastructure
9.00 Maximising value through cross-border M&A deals projects
n Factors influencing the integration process, including director liabilities, n Compliance: tips for proper due diligence steps when engaging with
tax and operational issues domestic businesses
n Avoidable mistakes during the due diligence process n Executing your transaction: innovative practices and trends
n If your deal goes wrong: what do you when you corruption is revealed,
n Managing reputational risk during an acquisition
n Negotiating with key personnel including outside counsel, commercial and
enforcement attitudes and resolving disputes
financial professionals Agustin R Montilla, partner, Romulo (Chair)
n Recent case studies including CKH-Hutch Cynthia del Castillo, partner, Romulo
Solomon Hermosura, general counsel, Ayala Group
Miranda So, partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell (Chair)
Jay Patrick Santiago, counsel, HKIAC
Vanina De Verneuil, general counsel, Global Cloud Xchange
Maria Cecilia L Pesayco, company secretary and compliance officer, LT Group
Kevin Wilkey, head of legal, Asia, MetLife
Jeffrey Wilson, head of M&A, Houlihan Lokey 14.15 Cross-border data transfers and privacy challenges
n Collecting and processing personal data properly
9.50 Foreign investment in China n Are you safeguarded against pitfalls when outsourcing the processing of
n Overview of the new draft Foreign Investment Law
personal data?
n The good and the bad: key changes discussed and how it may impact
n Responding to privacy commissioner enforcement actions: how to
business operations
reinforce your businesses compliance standards
n Defining “foreign investment” in China
n Dealing with data security breaches and protecting your company’s reputation
n What documents and approvals will be required?
as businesses incorporate technology such as cloud, mobile use, and social media
n Implications for use of Variable Interest Entity structures
n Grey areas: when you should be filling out the data breach notification form
Alan Xu, partner, Simmons & Simmons (Chair) Sharyn Ch’ang, director and global counsel, PwC (Chair)
Yongkai Wong, managing director and head of legal & compliance, CITIC Gabriela Kennedy, partner, Mayer Brown JSM
Capital Holdings Judith Crosbie-Chen, general counsel, Asia, Logitech
Yilong Du, executive director and senior counsel, Goldman Sachs Eugenia Chuang, integrated partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Sarah Chan, director and general counsel, China Vanguard Group Astor Chan, senior director, associate general counsel, Ralph Lauren
Rui Feng, partner, JunHe
15.05 Networking and coffee break
10.40 Networking and coffee break
15.20 Preparing for the full implementation of the
10.55 Adding value: building global supply chain integrity Competition Ordinance in Hong Kong
n Mitigating risk in your supply chain: the impact of improper due diligence n Update on the Commission’s activities and what companies are doing to get ready
on business partners n What businesses should know about the Commission’s revised Draft
n How to classify risk of suppliers and considerations before entering into a Guidelines, including Conduct rules and the Commission’s processes
business relationship n Ready, willing and able to comply? What are the best practices when
n When to elevate suspicion to the next level, including whistleblowing designing and implementing competition compliance programmes locally
allegations Clara Ingen-Housz, partner, Linklaters (Chair)
n Managing fraud risk in your supply chain
Philip Monaghan, executive director (general counsel), Hong Kong
Sophia Yap, deputy chief ethics & compliance officer, global, CBRE (Chair) Competition Commission
Jasmine Karimi, president, HKCCA Veronica Lockyer, vice president, regulatory compliance, PCCW
Gero Schreiber, head of banking and finance law department – Asia & Simon Booker, partner, economics & regulation, KPMG
Australia, Siemens Chris To, executive director, Construction Industry Council
David Holloway, senior managing director, global risk and investigations Kelvin Kwok, assistant professor of law, The University of Hong Kong
practice, FTI Consulting
16.10 Conducting internal investigations and minimising
11.45 Recent anti-corruption and compliance trends and costs to your business
implications on businesses in Korea n Knock-knock: identifying what the regulators are looking for and
n A practical guide to how the compliance system and practices should responding appropriately
change to prepare for Kim Young-ran law n Implement an effective course of action before a regulatory inquiry:
n Kim Young-ran law: how the new law may further change the already taking a proactive approach
active enforcement efforts in the pharmaceutical industry n Handling evidence in light of disputes: how to manage expectations and
n Recent compliance trends for financial institutions conducting cross-border relevance of documentation
business in Korea n Top tips for investigating misconduct, including fraud and corruption
n Legal and ethical issues that arise in obtaining information from third parties
Kyungsun Kyle Choi, senior foreign attorney, Kim & Chang (Chair)
n When to hire an outside investigator and the concerns that arise
Jung Keol Suh, senior attorney, Kim & Chang
Maggie Li, senior group counsel, materials group – Asia Pacific, Avery Dennison Al Demeter, managing director, Asia Pacific, Citigroup Security &
Jungwook Kim, director, legal operations & business development, Investigative Services
GSK Korea Gill Meller, legal director & secretary, MTR Corporation
Raymond Goh, director, global investments, Anbang Asset Management Kris Lee, vice-president, ACFE Hong Kong Chapter
(Hong Kong) Stanley Lui, general counsel, APAC, Nobel Biocare
Jacky (Lingyun) He, partner, JunHe
12.35 Networking lunch
17.00 Close of conference
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