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    • 28 Apr 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 11th Floor, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
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    Registration is closed

    Lunch Presentation

    The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Hogan Lovells.

    Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been awarded. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

    TOPIC:  Restructuring in the PRC in the Era of Muddy Waters: The Sino-Forest Case

    Neil will present a case study on the collapse and subsequent restructuring of Sino-Forest Corporation ("SFC"), a Toronto listed forestry company with assets in China.  SFC collapsed after a damning short seller's report, owing shareholders over USD4 billion and bondholders USD1.8 billion.  Neil acted for the bondholder committee and now acts for the restructured vehicle, which is owned by the bondholders.  Neil will look at what went wrong; what impact it had on shareholders, creditors, and directors and officers; and what lessons can be learned.  It will be a useful session for any in-house lawyer as it will touch on key subjects such as insolvency and fraud warning signs; fiduciary and directors' duties; fraud and regulatory investigations.

    SPEAKER: Neil McDonald 
    Neil McDonald is a partner of Hogan Lovells in Hong Kong and the head of Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice in Asia. He has been involved in a wide range of matters in Asia in respect of the restructuring and insolvency of distressed companies. Neil acts for financial institutions, insolvency appointment holders, turnaround management firms, hedge funds and private equity firms.

    Neil advises clients on all aspects of financial distress including consensual workouts, shareholder disputes, liquidations, receivership's and other enforcement options including litigation. He also advises clients on the proprietary acquisition of distressed businesses and assets.

    Neil is widely recognised as a leading individual for Restructuring and Insolvency by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia Pacific, International Financial Law Review 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook.

    VENUE:  11th Floor, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

    DATE: Monday 28 April 2014

    TIME: 12.30 for lunch, 13.00 - 14.00 for presentation

    RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than 25 April 2014. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

    Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this presentation, you need successfully to apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.           

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Hong Kong
    Asia Legal Big Data Symposium 2014
    30th April 2014, Hong Kong

    HKCCA Members
    Can get Complimentary ticket if signed before 31st Jan 2014 for in-house legal, IT, Risk and Law firm!!!

    Discount Code: free1

    Latest Development of eDiscovery in Hong Kong

    “The Hong Kong Judiciary is actively engaged in creating a pilot scheme for discovery and inspection of electronically stored documents in the Commercial List. The pilot scheme is expected to be implemented by way of a Practice Direction (PD) to be issued in the first quarter of 2014. Preparation of the PD is presently a work in progress.

    The Asia Legal Big Data is an eDiscovery exchange event, we have prepared 3 streams to cover all aspect concerning Legal Big Data issues in Asia.

    • Stream A : All topics are directly relevant to In-house, compliance and risk professionals
    • Stream B: All topics are designed for law firms, government agencies and investigation professionals
    • Stream C: Designed for IT, Information management and anti cyber-crime professionals


    The emergence of the ‘Legal Big Data’ means that businesses now expect greater understanding from the consolidation of all of those sources of ESI including when responding to a dispute, investigation or regulatory review.

    • LPO and Managed Review - What’s the Difference? Legal Technology - The new breed of attorneys.
    • Collecting Evidence from China in US-Based Litigation
    • Predictive coding is key weapon against big data costs
    • Conducting Risk-based Anti-Bribery and Corruption Analytics for Internal Audit and Compliance
    • Challenges of the Cloud, BYOD and Social Media from an eDiscovery Perspective
    • The trifecta of e-discovery pitfalls for pharmaceutical and high-tech industry: high volume, trade secrets, and sensitive information.
    • Learn how to analyse, cull, review, tag, and redact documents
    • Developing a Legal Risk Model for Big
      Volumes of Unstructured Data
    • Cyber Crime: From script kiddies to Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
    • E-Discovery and Information Governance – What’s the Difference?
    • CIO Series: IT Governance and Information Intelligence
    • E-Discovery Collaboration: The Interplay Between In-House Counsel, IT, and Outside Counsel
    • Investigation Fundamentals with Nuix 5

    Confirmed Speakers

    • Mr. Justice Mohan Bharwaney, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court
    • Kate Chan, Kroll Ontrack
    • Menachem Hasofer, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM
    • Jonathan Witts,Regional Head of Litigation,BNP Paribas- Asia-Pacific
    • Barry Wong, Consillio
    • Paul Taylor, Consillio
    • Browning Marean, Senior Counsel DLA Piper's
    • Stuart Clarke, Director of Investigation Services, Nuix
    • Richard Kershaw, FTI Technology
    • Chris Dale, eDisclosure Information Project
    • Denis Brock, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
    • Scott Warren, Head of Japan, Epiq Systems
    • Celeste Kemper,Director, Document Review Services Asia, Epiq Systems
    • Tamir Sigal, RSD Information Governance Solutions.
    • Barclay T. Blair
    • Micky Lo, Head of Information Risk Management APAC, Bank of New York Mellon
    • Alan Watkins, Symantec
    • Torsten Duwenhorst, China Forensic Technology and Discovery Services Leader, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Ltd
    • Andrew Dale, Partner, Orrick
    • Amanda Beattie,Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
    • Dave Graham, Senior Solutions Manager (APAC)
    • Steve Couling, Kcura

    Enquiries and Support: +852 68019775


    InnoXcell Limited

    Tel: +852-3978-9999 Fax: +852-3585-7299 Email: enquiries@innoxcell.net
    Address: Unit A-B, 10/F, Casey Building, 38 Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

    • 10 May 2014
    • 14 May 2014
    • Hong Kong

    The International Trademark Association’s (INTA) 136th Annual Meeting will be held in Asia for the first time – in Hong Kong SAR, China on May 10-14, 2014. The Annual Meeting has made its mark as the largest and most dynamic IP and trademark event in the world. More than 8,500 professionals from over 140 countries are expected to attend. Five days of international trademark and intellectual property education sessions led by the most acclaimed IP professional in the world will provide critical insights into protecting your marks and advancing your brands; plus a special Focus on Asia track will guide you through complex topics on doing business in the region and beyond.

    Expand your knowledge, meet with colleagues from your global offices and build your network. Register to become an official INTA Annual Meeting attendee and gain access to IP professionals and government officials, plus brand owners from around the world – eager to bring their business to Asia. 

    Register today at www.inta.org/2014AM - early bird registration available until 7 March 2014.

    • 10 May 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

    Charting the New Frontiers of
    Intellectual Property Protection of
    Fashion Brands & Designs

    Date:                Saturday, May 10, 2014
    Venue:           Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

    Organizing Institutions:
    Law and Technology Center & Fashion Law Institute
    Organizers: Haochen Sun & Susan Scafidi

    Fashion is one of the world’s most important creative industries. It is estimated that the annual global fashion industry revenue has hit $ 1.2 trillion. In the context of the growing importance of the fashion industry, this conference seeks to explore the latest developments in intellectual property protection of fashion brands and designs with a focus on trademark law. It brings together leading practitioners and scholars to share their perspectives on this rapidly developing area of legal practice. What are the hot topics in the area?  How can we rethink the future of intellectual property law and the fashion market?

    The conference is open to the public at no charge. We welcome  INTA 2014 annual meeting participants to attend the conference.

    The conference provides free CPD points to eligible attendees. Please complete registration for the conference.

    For more information click here

    • 16 May 2014
    • Hong Kong

    Give & Gain Day is a celebration of the power and potential of employee volunteering across the world. Through the Day, we are championing the talent, skill and energy found in business and the role it can play in strengthening communities.

    In 2013, over 600 community organisations in 24 countries were supported through Give & Gain Day. In Hong Kong, 43 companies volunteered throughout May under the Give & Gain Day banner. 2014 will be the fourth year Give & Gain Day runs in Hong Kong and we will be mobilising companies to volunteer on just one day on Friday, 16 May.

    How to Participate
    Any company, small or large, in Hong Kong can sign up to participate in Give & Gain Day.

    Simply complete the online registration form and promote Give & Gain Day to your employees by encouraging any of the following on Friday, 16 May:
    • Volunteering through an activity organised by HandsOn Hong Kong
    • Volunteering through activities organised by your organisation
    • Volunteering through activities organised by individual employees
    • Volunteering through activities organised with Give & Gain Day 2014 Charity Partners
    • 16 May 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Harbour Grand, Hong Kong


    Best Practice Drafting for Contentious Clauses

    16 May 2014

    Harbour Grand, Hong Kong

    25% DISCOUNT for HKCCA members!

    Risk allocation between contracting parties tends to be one of the more contentious issues in contract negotiation. Considering the increasing complexity of transactions, as well as the potential liability for breaches of contract, the drafting of risk allocation clauses such as indemnities, limitations on liability, termination rights, force majeure and contractual remedies clauses, can often be a cause of discord between contracting parties. These types of clauses are difficult to draft properly and if drafted too vaguely, can create ground for conflict.

    Attend this practical workshop to learn best practice methods on drafting these clauses. Our esteemed instructor, Jamie Benson, Director of Duane Morris & Selvam, will impart tools and tips on how to draft these proficiently to enable you to mitigate risk and safeguard the performance your contracts.

    • How to effectively draft common risk allocation mechanisms such as indemnification, limitations on liability, termination rights, force majeure, contractual remedies, insurance coverage, payment terms and guarantees
    • Gain clarity with regards to drafting assignment and novation clauses by distinguishing between rights and obligations, understanding assignable rights and prohibitions, and avoiding confusion between assignment and novation
    • How best to utilise performance securities in contracts
    • How to draft effective releases

    All HKCCA members receive a 25% DISCOUNT!

    Ensure your organisation is well-represented at this must-attend event; get your associates and colleagues to come along to this informative seminar!  REGISTER NOW, or click here for more information.

    Kindly call +65 6887 7187 or email bngconferences@crimsonlogic.com if you have any queries. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar on May 16 2014!

    • 21 May 2014
    • 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Hong Kong

    www.KluwerArbitration.com is the world's leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. Plus, as a subscriber you gain access to exclusive materials including ICC cases and awards.

    Practitioners and delegates from all over Asia will be here to network, present and understand everything you need to on Arbitration, ADR and Mediation from the experts in this field and the leading Kluwer Authors.

    For sponsorship and speaking opportunity , please contact Jason at Jason.Sinclair@cch.com.hk or call (+852) 3718 9113.




    • 03 Jun 2014
    • 05 Jun 2014
    • Singapore

    For more information please click here
    • 19 Jun 2014
    • 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

    Legal Week is delighted to announce the 3rd Corporate Counsel Forum Hong Kong, which will take place on Thursday 19 June at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.

    The programme this year will build on the resounding success of their conference series and will entrench the forum as the premier gathering for leading in-house lawyers in the region.

    For more information, please visit: 

    To book your place, please click here

Past events

23 Apr 2014 Duties & Liabilities for Directors of Listed Companies
10 Apr 2014 Destinazione Italia - fostering outbound investments into Italy
02 Apr 2014 Korea Night
02 Apr 2014 Overview of Korean Employment Law
25 Mar 2014 ICC Mediation Rules 2014 Launch Conference
20 Mar 2014 Derivatives in Asia
14 Mar 2014 Managing Potential Misconduct and Enforcement Investigations - the Internal Counsel’s Perspective
13 Mar 2014 IFLR Asia Women in Business Law Forum 2014
11 Mar 2014 LGBT in India Post Supreme Court Ruling – What Now?
05 Mar 2014 ALB Companies Ordinance Hong Kong Seminar
04 Mar 2014 The New Companies Ordinance – Share capital and reorganisation
03 Mar 2014 ALM - The U.S.-China Legal Summit
27 Feb 2014 Dispute and crisis management in Mainland China
27 Feb 2014 Essential Finance & Accounting
25 Feb 2014 IFLR Asia M&A Forum 2014
18 Feb 2014 Asian M&A Risk Management and Hong Kong M&A and capital markets briefing
24 Jan 2014 IPBA - CIC Construction Conference 2014
23 Jan 2014 Hong Kong Competition Ordinance
16 Jan 2014 Governance, Risk & Compliance for Internal Audit 2014
15 Jan 2014 The Future of Financial Transactions in Asia
15 Jan 2014 New Companies Ordinance
13 Jan 2014 Asian Financial Forum
09 Jan 2014 Mainland China’s litigation procedure – effect of reforms on current practice
13 Dec 2013 Reconceptualising Global Finance
 & its Regulation
10 Dec 2013 The Public Interest and Issues of Fairness in the Regulation of Financial Markets
05 Dec 2013 Business of IP Asia Forum 2013
04 Dec 2013 Asia Ethics Summit
03 Dec 2013 Latest Developments in Disclosure of Electronic Information / E-Discovery
02 Dec 2013 7th Annual HTCIA Asia Pacific Training Conference
26 Nov 2013 Law on disclosure of price sensitive information for listed companies
21 Nov 2013 Slaughter and May Junk Trip
18 Nov 2013 LAW 2020
13 Nov 2013 Changes in the Listing Regime – Highlights of the New Sponsor Regulations
08 Nov 2013 Latest legal practice relating to Share Incentive Scheme
07 Nov 2013 2nd Annual Compliance Summit Asia - Compliance & Corruption across Asia
24 Oct 2013 2 Day Practical Workshop on Fraud Management & Investigations
23 Oct 2013 Current trends in securities law enforcement actions and stock exchange listing proceedings involving China-based U.S.-listed companies
23 Oct 2013 ADR in Asia Conference
21 Oct 2013 Work-Life Balance Week
17 Oct 2013 HKCCA Annual Conference
15 Oct 2013 The New Companies Ordinance – Impact on Corporate Governance
09 Oct 2013 3rd Annual Counsel to Counsel Exchange
07 Oct 2013 The New Companies Ordinance – Impact on Corporate Governance
25 Sep 2013 Foreign Investment in India – Recent Lessons Learnt
17 Sep 2013 Protecting Your Offshore Investments Through the Use of Bilateral Investment Treaties
13 Sep 2013 Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit
06 Sep 2013 The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2013
02 Sep 2013 Exclusive junk night for HKCCA members hosted by Linklaters
29 Aug 2013 Kluwer Law: Hong Kong Global Competition Law Summit 2013
27 Aug 2013 High-Yield Bonds in Asia: An Overview
20 Aug 2013 Recent updates on PRC cross-border lending
15 Aug 2013 International Patent Filing Strategy
24 Jul 2013 The Defaulting Debtor and Recovery Techniques
15 Jul 2013 10th Anniversary Celebration
04 Jul 2013 Recent Developments in PRC Antitrust Law
26 Jun 2013 Evening at the Races
26 Jun 2013 ILS Hong Kong Chapter Luncheon Event
24 Jun 2013 New Companies Ordinance
24 Jun 2013 Corruption & Compliance Asia Congress 2013
20 Jun 2013 Kluwer Law: 3rd Annual International Arbitration Summit
18 Jun 2013 Asia eDiscovery Exchange 2013
17 Jun 2013 New Companies Ordinance
11 Jun 2013 Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum Hong Kong
06 Jun 2013 How To Negotiate the Key Legal Issues in a Commercial Contract
31 May 2013 Hong Kong Personal Data Privacy Laws and Data Audit
22 May 2013 Use of Offshore Trusts in Commercial Context
15 May 2013 Inside Information Disclosure Rules 2013 and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
14 May 2013 Asia-Pacific In-house Counsel Summit
07 May 2013 DAVID GRAHAM - New Role and Priorities at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
23 Apr 2013 The M&A Blueprint – from inception to integration
18 Apr 2013 IP for Commercial Lawyers in Greater China
09 Apr 2013 China's assertive antitrust agenda – compliance challenges for companies
14 Mar 2013 HKCCA Executive Training Programme - Coaching
13 Mar 2013 Managing risk on M&A transactions
05 Mar 2013 Hong Kong’s New Companies Ordinance
27 Feb 2013 IFLR Asia M&A Forum 2013
25 Feb 2013 HKCCA General Counsel Series
22 Feb 2013 HKCCA Executive Training Programme - Interviewing & Selecting Talent
06 Feb 2013 Top tips for litigating and arbitrating in China – with high points of the new Civil Procedure Law
23 Jan 2013 What to do when the SFC comes knocking – Practical Tips on Dealing with a Regulatory Inquiry
15 Jan 2013 Global Joint Ventures between a Foreign Multinational and a PRC Enterprise
10 Jan 2013 HKCCA Executive Training Programme - Managing & Developing Teams
09 Jan 2013 Evening Presentation - Key Cases from 2012
07 Dec 2012 BIP Asia Business of IP Asia Forum
06 Dec 2012 How to Conduct Due Diligence on a Chinese Company
04 Dec 2012 HKCCA Executive Training Programme - Managing Performance
27 Nov 2012 The Eurozone Debt Crisis -- What Now?
27 Nov 2012 6th Annual HTCIA Asia Pacific Training Conference
22 Nov 2012 7th CSI Annual World Conference Series: The 2nd Global White Collar Crimes & Investigations Conference (GWCCIC)
22 Nov 2012 Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2012
21 Nov 2012 Hong Kong’s New Competition Law
15 Nov 2012 HKCCA Executive Training Programme - Managing Change
15 Nov 2012 Creating Inclusive Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Employees – Building the business case and making it happen
14 Nov 2012 Developments towards a class action regime in Hong Kong. The shape of Hong Kong litigation to come.
08 Nov 2012 Compliance Asia Summit
31 Oct 2012 Direct Marketing
30 Oct 2012 Asia Pacific Transfer Pricing Summit 2012
29 Oct 2012 HKCCA Executive Training Programme - All 5 Courses for Term 3
29 Oct 2012 HKCCA Executive Training Programme - Coaching
26 Oct 2012 Creating inclusive work places for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees
11 Oct 2012 2012 HKCCA Annual Conference
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