Program Schedule

Thursday, April 11

8:30-9:00am:  Registrations Open

9:00-9:10am:  Conference Open & Welcome

Lin Shi, President, ACC Hong Kong

Joint Head IPO Vetting at the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

9:10 - 10:00am:  Opening Keynote Presentation

Navigating the new geo-political and economic reality in the Asia-Pacific region.

Partner: Lex Mundi

Introduction: Carl Anduri, Global President, Lex Mundi

Chamorro

Key Note Speaker: Dane Chamorro, Senior Partner, Control Risk

MORNING BREAK

10:10 - 10:25am Tech lab: Redflag Group

10:30 - 11:30am:  Stream A - Substantive Law

Efficient Management of Disputes in Asia-Pacific

The How to Guide to Contractual Disputes - Avoidance and Management across APAC

Partner: Allen & Overy

Bower

Matthew Bower,
Partner,
Allen & Overy

Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson,
Partner,
Allen & Overy

Evasdottir

Erika Evasdottir,
General Counsel
& Chief Compliance Officer,
Origin X Capital

Howlett

Ashley Howlett,
Director & General Counsel,
Gammon Construction Limited

10:30 - 11:30am:  Stream B - Law Department Management & Professional Skills

Legal Operations and Strategy: Overcoming Inertia

The how and why of building a robust and sustainable legal operations strategy that will drive value for the wider organisation.

Partner: PwC

Sheehy

Marlo Osborne-Smith,
Director,
PWC, New Law

Sheehy

Mick Sheehy,
Partner,
PWC, New Law

Haghigi

Dawn Haghigi,
General Counsel,
PCV Murcor Real Estate Services

Myerscough

Maree Myerscough,
General Counsel,
Conergy

10:30am - 11:30am:  Stream C - Innovation & Legal Tech

Using Technology to transform your legal department

Starting your legal tech journey need not be a daunting prospect. For legal teams large or small, an understanding of functional and non-functional requirements is the starting point for transforming your legal department through technology.

Partner: Luminance

Tang

Brian Tang,
Founder
& Managing Director,
ACMI

Chuang

Thomas Chuang,
Legal Product Expert,
Luminance

Liu

Albert Liu,
Vice President
& Deputy General Counsel,
Alibaba Group

McGaffin

Chris McGaffin,
Partner,
Slaughter & May

11:30am - 12:30pm:  Stream A - Substantive Law

Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance Update

Businesses operating in the Asia-Pacific region need to proactively scrutinise their activities and compliance programs, particularly in light of the ongoing rise in aggressive enforcement by regulatory authorities into suspected non-compliance with anti-bribery and corruption regimes.

Partner: ONC

Szeto

Michael Szeto,
Partner,
ONC Lawyers

Koo

Brian Koo,
Vice President,
AB InBev BU East Asia

Torayama

Kuniko Torayama,
Senior Manager,
DIC Corporation

Wei

Michelle Wei,
Vice President
& General Counsel
Flextronics

11:30am - 12:30pm:  Stream B - Law Department Management & Professional Skills

Building a Performance Culture through Metrics

This session will discuss the application of metrics to develop a performance culture within small and medium sized legal departments

Partner: Thomson Reuters

Head

Rob Head,
Head of Proposition,
Core Law,
Thomson Reuters

Ferheen Mahomed,
Group General Counsel,
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Johnson

Katrina Johnson,
Associate General Counsel
& Head of Legal,
Uber Asia Pacific

Goss

Adrian Goss,
General Counsel,
Bauer Media

Poon

Polly Poon,
Senior Manager, Application Development,
Thomson Reuters

11:30 - 12:30pm:  Stream C - Innovation & Legal Tech

ACC Value Champions Series - Legal Leadership within the Enterprise

Our Value Champions have developed effective approaches that will assist you to drive change within your legal team.

Partner: KorumLegal

Rahiri

Titus Rahiri,
Founder & Director,
KorumLegal

Dammery

Richard Dammery,
former Chief Legal Officer
& Company Secretary,
Woolworths Group

Suen

Carrie Suen,
Head of International Legal
& Senior Vice President,
Ant Financial

Phillips

Fiona Phillips,
Regional Head of RBWM Legal,
Asia Pacific,
HSBC

LUNCH

12:40 - 12:55pm  Tech lab: LexisNexis

1:00 - 1:15pm  Tech lab: LawVu

1:20 - 1:35pm  Tech lab: PwC

1:45 - 2:45pm:  Stream A - Substantive Law

Keeping your Company Safe - A Practical Approach to Data Privacy & Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific.

In line with rising concerns about data privacy and cybersecurity as well as rising -localism,- there is a regional trend of stricter enforcement and greater public awareness of a right to privacy and of the responsibility of companies to manage data access and safety.

Partner: Lex Mundi

Machiuanna Chu,
Partner,
Deacons

Lam

Tony Lam,
Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data,
Hong Kong

Dou

Maggie Dou,
Director
& Head of Legal, Asia
Iron Mountain

Winegar

Steven Winegar,
General Counsel,
Ping An Group

Wallenberger

Jonathan Wallenberger,
Former Managing Director, Regulatory Counsel,
State Street

     

1:45 - 2:45pm:  Stream B - Law Department Management & Professional Skills

Internal Investigation Workshop

Whether you are investigating a sexual harassment issue, a regulatory infringement or a possible fraud, there are common issues in the preparation and management of the file.

Partner: Kim & Chang

Samuel Nam,
Senior Foreign Attorney,
Kim & Chang

cho

Ik Hwan Cho,
Senior Foreign Attorney,
Kim & Chang

Jeon

Jong-Won Jeon,
Senior Attorney,
Kim & Chang

1:45 - 2:45pm:  Stream C - Innovation & Legal Tech

The Rise of Legal Operations

With legal operations being such a hot topic, this panel of highly respected legal professionals will analyse the trends specific to the APAC market and cut through the current 'noise' to help you brainstorm specific ways to deliver efficiencies and develop the necessary talent and skills to enhance your operations.

Partner: Lawyers On Demand

Bokhari

Haaron Bokhari,
Managing Director,
Lawyers On Demand

Baker

Zoe Baker,
Vice President
& Associate General Counsel,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Da Gama Rose

Natalie Da Gama-Rose,
General Counsel,
The Lane Crawford Group

Waduge

Jamie Waduge,
Legal Counsel,
Uber

2:45 - 3:45pm:  Stream A - Substantive Law

M & A and Cross Border Investment in the New Era

Key trends in M & A and cross-border investment in the new era.

Partner: PwC

Keith McGuire,
Partner,
PwC Legal International Pt Ltd.

Martin Robertson,
Partner,
Tiang & Partners

Lin

Richard Lin,
Senior Legal Director,
Alibaba Group

Chan

Erica Chan,
General Counsel
& Chief Administrative Officer
Walmart Asia

Eng

Rachel Eng,
Managing Director,
Eng & Co LLC.

2:45 - 3:45pm:  Stream B - Law Department Management & Professional Skills

The -how to- guide to becoming a GC

Legal experts or commercial advisors - what is the future for in-house legal teams?

Partner: HFW Consulting

Chris O-Callaghan,
Director,
HFW Consulting

Whadimiroff

Graham Wladimiroff,
Vice President
& Assistant General Counsel,
Retail Branding & Information Solutions,
Avery Dennison

Jessie Loong,
Senior Vice President, Legal,
Changi Airport Group

Van Meer

Maaike Van Meer,
General Counsel,
Aegeon Asia

Chan

Christopher Chan,
General Counsel
& Head of Government Affairs,
Lazada Group and RedMart

2:45 - 3:45pm:  Stream C - Innovation & Legal Tech

The Next Frontier - AI and the Efficiently Resourced Legal Department

How is AI impacting on the delivery of in-house legal services now and what impact will it have on the legal departments of the future? What opportunities does AI technology offer in enhancing in-house legal service delivery?

Partner: Brightflag

Nolan

Ian Nolan,
Founder & CEO,
Brightflag

Schwendinger

Jo Anne Schwendinger,
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
& Secretary,
II-VI Incorporated

Novomisle

Bill Novomisle,
Managing Consultant,
Process & Technology,
KorumLegal

Sheehy

Mick Sheehy,
Partner,
PwC NewLaw

AFTERNOON BREAK

3:50 - 4:05pm:  Tech Lab Citco

4:15 - 5:05pm:  Closing Keynote Presentation

Programming Robots and Ethics

Partner: Lawyers On Demand

Introduction: Haaron Bokhari, Managing Director, Lawyers On Demand

Yeung

Key Note Speaker: Winnie Yeung, Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd.

5:05 - 5:15pm:  Conference Close

Simon Fish, Global Board Chair ACC

General Counsel, BMO Financial Group

6:30 - 7:30pm:  LEXOLOGY - ACC ASIA PACIFIC PRE AWARDS DINNER DRINKS

7:30 - 10:00pm:  LEXOLOGY - ACC ASIA PACIFIC COUNSEL AWARDS DINNER