2016 U.S.-China Legal Summit - Hong Kong
 
Agenda
25/02/2016
8:30 amRegistration & Breakfast
9:15 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
Michelle Wei, General Counsel, Asia, Flextronics
&
William Hay, General Counsel, Baring Private Equity Asia Limited
9:20 amKeynote Address: Fin(Legal)Tech - Law’s Future from Finance’s Past
Since the global financial crisis, the legal industry has experienced significant changes.  These changes have led many to question the future of the legal industry.  The exploration of law’s future typically involves the search for the appropriate analogy or use case to describe the current and/or future dynamics of the legal market.  While no single analogy can quite characterize the matter, the history of finance (from Black-Scholes to algorithmic trading) offers important lessons for law.  In this presentation, Professor Katz will explore fin(tech) and the lessons that financial technology might offer for the future of legal technology (and well as the overall legal industry). 

Professor Daniel Martin Katz, J.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Law, Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent Law
10:05 amKeynote Address: The Laws of The Land
Honourable Mr Justice Kevin Zervos SC was a veteran of frontline criminal prosecutions spanning two decades, with a reputation of being a formidable criminal courtroom advocate and human rights specialist. Now as a Judge of the High Court Judge Hong Kong, we are delighted to be joined by Mr Zervos as he invites us to hear his perspective on the differences in laws between jurisdictions and the issues that are arising in the globalisation of today's world.

Honourable Mr Justice Kevin Zervos SC, High Court Judge Hong Kong 
10:50 amCoffee & Networking
11:10 amOpen Discussion: The Crackdown has Begun - Fighting a Battle in one Country, Hands Tied in Another

In recent years, cases such as that of GSK have highlighted the multi-jurisdictional effects of corruption: FCPA, UK Bribery Act and PRC Criminal Law altogether can have a huge global impact on a corporation. But has the crackdown forced your office to revamp your internal compliance procedures? Today's panel will take a look at the expansive geographic scope of compliance concerns and the accompanying reputational impact. We will invite delegates to look at their own models and identify any hidden red flags as our panel of experts offer clear-cut advice on how to deal with them.

Jessica Pyman, Director, Mintz Group
Vivian Ng, Legal Director, NetApp
Sarah Bower, Chief Legal Counsel, KPMG
11:55 amPower Briefing: China – Key Regulatory Trends

As China races toward the milestone of becoming the world’s largest economy, and establishes as a core policy, a crackdown on corruption, regulatory change is occurring at a break-neck pace.  In this session, Sarah Bower will identify some of the key emerging regulatory themes that lawyers working in the China environment, need to understand and navigate.

Sarah Bower, Chief Legal Counsel, KPMG
12:10 pmPanel Discussion: Heading Outbound: the Do's, Don'ts and Insight into the Latest Trends

2015 was the hottest outbound M&A year on record, with reportedly over $60 billion of deal value. What will 2016 bring? Our expert panelists will discuss the M&A climate for outbound deals and industry trends. We will also discuss challenges faced for outbound M&A in the U.S., including discussion on the CFIUS process and practice tips to manage that process, as well as structuring tips when for a Chinese company acquiring a US entity. Finally, our experts will provide crucial practice tips for outbound M&A.

Scott Westwood, Partner, McGuireWoods
Patrick Rowan, Partner, McGuireWoods
David Liu, Partner, FuJae Partners
Raymond Min-Yaw Goh, Director, Global Investments, Legal & Compliance, Anbang International

1:00 pmLunch & Networking
2:00 pmPanel Discussion: A 360 Degree Guide - Negotiations and Inbound M&A

Our expert panellists will start the session by providing an overview of the current investment climate in China and the recent inbound M&A activity. As China is still developing its legal system to meet foreign investor expectations, the panelists will highlight some key challenges faced during inbound M&A activity in China including anti-corruption. The group will then provide the delegation with key takeaways of essential advice to meet such challenges and strategies for success.

Moderator: Steven Winegar, Partner & Hong Kong Office Chair, Paul Hastings 
Yong Kai Wong, Managing Director, Head of Legal & Compliance, Citic Capital 
William Hay, General Counsel, Baring Private Equity Asia Limited
Johnny Cheung, General Counsel, Generali Asia

2:50 pmPanel Discussion: China-U.S. Outbound Joint Ventures — Strategies for Dispute Resolution

As China outbound transactions continue to be on the rise, cross-border disputes may inevitably follow.  Panellists will offer insights on managing and resolving China-U.S. cross-border issues across a range of industries, including projects & infrastructure, TMT (technology, media & telecommunications), and financial services etc.

Shaun Wu, Partner, Kobre & Kim
Jim Jamison, General Counsel Hong Kong, Deloitte
Stephanie Sheng,Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Golman Sachs
Mustafa Hadi, Head of Disputes and International Arbitration - Greater China and North Asia, Berkeley Research Group

3:35 pmNetworking Break
3:45 pmClosing Address: Cybercrime and Cybersecurity - 2015 Review of Major Developments
To close the day the US-China delegation and Legaltech attendees will come together to appreciate an issue that is relevant to all members of an organisation; cyber-crime. Professor Reich will provide an overview of significant cross-border cases involving the Asia-Pacific Region and pending policy issues related to data privacy and data protection. This timely address will offer in-house counsel, IT Directors and key law firm leaders an understanding of how they can manage the developing issues the digital world presents us with and identify the red flags before it is too late.

Pauline C. Reich, J.D., Member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey; Professor and Director, Asia-Pacific Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Internet Security Research Institute
4:30 pmCocktail Reception & Canapés
Please join us for a drink, meet your peers and celebrate a thought-provoking day of content