Welcome to ALB Hong Kong Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance Forum 2021
 

DATE
Thursday, 22 April 2021

 

TIME
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (TBC)

VENUE
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel (Concord Room, 8F)
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

 


 

Keynote Address

Hong Kong Department of Justice Address:
Recent Developments in the Law of Bribery in the Private Sector

 

William Tam, SC,
Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice

 

Event Overview

Having successfully ran for the past five years, Asian Legal Business is proud to be organizing this year’s ALB Hong Kong Anti-Corruption and Compliance Forum 2021 on 22 April. This annual forum gathers legal experts, in-house compliance professionals and government leaders together to discuss pertinent issues, corruption investigations and enforcement trends across Hong Kong and the Greater China. 

Join us at this event to get regulatory updates and explore practical tips to mitigate anti-corruption risks and delve deep into key concerns which legal/compliance professionals need to address to successfully safeguard corporate reputations and businesses.

In view of recent relaxation of social distancing rules by the Hong Kong government, this year's forum will take place via a live event format in a hotel venue subject to the maximum attendee capacity limit permissible. However no F&B will be served during this event (except for drinking water bottles which will be available outside of the conference room) and face masks required to be worn at all times due to the guidelines imposed by the Hong Kong government.

Due to limited capacity, attendance for this forum is on a first arrival basis and only to registered attendees. Walk-in attendees will not be accepted.

For further information, please visit https://bit.ly/3eOQrSM 

CPD points will be applied for this forum with the Law Society of Hong Kong and outcome to be updated in due course. 


Benefits Of Attending

  • Networking opportunities with senior In-House counsels, lawyers and business leaders who are on top of their game.
  • In-depth workshops focusing on the latest legal issues presented by top domestic and international law firms VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Speaker notes and materials provided


Target Audience

  • Corporate In-House Counsels 
  • General, Legal and Corporate Counsels
  • Chief Legal/Ethics/Integrity/Risk Officers
  • Heads of Corporate Legal, Compliance and Governance
  • Corporate Legal and Compliance Directors, Managers and Executives 
  • Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management 
  • CEOs, CFOs and Company Secretaries 
  • In-House Legal Advisers and Consultants 
  • Private Practice and Corporate Law Firms
  • Information Security and Technology Providers 
  • Consultants and Experts from Corporate and Financial Services, Legal and Compliance Industry

 

Forum agenda and topics will be updated shortly. 

For any enquiry, please contact Willy at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com

 


 

Forum Topics at a Glance*

 

  • Hong Kong Department of Justice Address: Recent Developments in the Law of Bribery in the Private Sector
  • Corporate Fraud, Asset Tracing & Conducting Investigations within Asian Jurisdictions – Challenges, Pitfalls and Best Practices 
  • Conducting Effective Risk Assessment and Monitoring Prior to Investments and Doing Business in Asia and High Risks Countries 
  • US Regulatory Enforcement Trends and the Impact to Businesses In Asia
  • Strengthening Corporate Compliance in View of Increasing Multi-Jurisdictional Misconducts

  *Forum agenda is not final and subject to further revisions

 

Interested to speak on any of the above topics? Contact Willy Leonardi at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com or call +65 6870 3102 

Details of participating speakers will be updated shortly. 

For speaking details, please contact Willy at willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com


 

Keynote Speaker

William Tam, SC, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Chief of Staff and Head of the Policy and Administration Sub-Division, Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice

Mr. William Tam, SC is currently the Chief of Staff and Head of the Policy and Administration Sub-Division within the Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice. He joined the Legal Department (as it then was) in 1994 and for many years he advised on and prosecuted corporate frauds and corruption matters.  He was appointed as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in 2012 and took silk in 2015.  His work duties have included advising the ICAC, amongst other law enforcement agencies, on criminal matters and prosecuting criminal appeals in the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal. 
 

 

Forum Chairperson
 

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Sonali Khemka, Lead Editor, Hong Kong Lawyer (the official journal of The Law Society of Hong Kong)

Sonali joined Hong Kong Lawyer in December 2020 where she is responsible for all aspects of the journal, from commissioning and writing to editing and also overseeing the production process, along with the website and newsletter. Prior to joining Hong Kong Lawyer, Sonali worked at LexisNexis as a Commissioning Editor where she was in charge of all corporate law related offerings and products. At her time there, she oversaw a number of notable titles such as the Hong Kong Securities Law Handbook, Hong Kong Company Law Handbook, amongst others. Sonali has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and a LLB from the University of Nottingham. 
 

Forum Speakers
 

Sasha Kalb, Vice President Risk and Compliance, APAC, American Express Global Business Travel

Sasha joined American Express Global Business Travel in November 2014 as Vice President, Compliance & Risk, APAC, from 3M, where she was the company’s first APAC Compliance Counsel and built a brand as a trusted advisor who helped leaders grow their businesses in a compliant and sustainable manner. Prior to joining 3M, Sasha served as the APAC Regional Compliance Counsel for Avon Products, Inc. Sasha began her law career at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York.

 

Mini

Mini vandePol, Asia Pacific Head, Compliance & Investigations, Baker McKenzie

Mini vandePol is the Head of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Compliance & Investigations Group, after successfully completing three years as the Global Chair. Mini focuses on anti-bribery and corruption, trade sanctions, fraud and other senior executive misconduct investigations across Asia but most particularly in Hong Kong, China and India. Mini has more than 30 years' experience and is the trusted advisor to the boards and audit committees of the Firm's most significant global clients — assisting them to establish and enhance their risk management programs, assess risks in transactional opportunities and credibly investigate transgressions to support a strong commitment to a culture of compliance. In her previous Global Chair role, she led a team of 900+ compliance and investigations practitioners in Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America and North America, which was ranked amongst the Top 10 global investigations firms by Global Investigations Review in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Mini herself has been awarded "Woman Lawyer of the Year" in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and "Best in White Collar Crime" Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2019. She is also named one of the "Top 100 Women in Investigations" by Global Investigations Review.

 

 

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Barbara Chiu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong SAR


Mrs. Barbara Chiu specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration, regulatory investigation/litigation, white collar crimes, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property related disputes, judicial review and employment laws with over 20 years of experience in Hong Kong.

In relation to white collar crimes, Barbara advises on possible criminal conduct by directors or employees of private and listed companies, represents client in defending criminal prosecution on charges such as corruption, misconduct in public office, fraud and money laundering charges.

Barbara also has a focus on commercial litigation and international arbitration, regulatory investigation and litigation, and insolvency and restructuring. 

 

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Yang Fan, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Shenzhen


Ms. Fan Yang's key focus areas include criminal defense, compliance, reporting, and investigation, etc. She has extensive experience in economic crimes such as financial crimes and securities crimes.

Fan is the deputy director of the Shenzhen Lawyers Association Belt and Road and the Foreign Law Professional Committee. She is also a member of the Guangdong Provincial Bar Association Economic Crime Defense Professional Committee. 

Fan has been selected as leading figure for foreign-related lawyers in Shenzhen and Guangdong Province (foreign-related criminal direction) and be listed in criminal defense lawyer pool in Guangdong Province
 

 

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Valentine Kang, Chief Compliance Officer - Asia, Veolia

Currently the Chief Compliance Officer - Asia based in Hong Kong. Previously with General Electric Company as the Asia Compliance Leader based out of Shanghai, China.  Prior to that, also working at Paul Hastings.

 

Michael Ting

Michael Ting, Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Legal & Compliance – HK, Manulife (International) Limited

Michael Ting is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Manulife (International) Limited. He heads up the Hong Kong legal and compliance functions at Manulife. In this role, he builds and maintains the overall legal and compliance framework of the company. He provides legal and compliance advice to the senior management team that is essential to the planning and execution of Manulife’s business strategies.

Mr. Ting has more than 20 years of solid and extensive experience in legal and compliance areas. Prior to joining Manulife, he held various senior legal and/or compliance positions at local or regional level with various major life insurers in Hong Kong. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the United States and is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong, the United States and the United Kingdom. He started off his career in private practice as a litigator for insurance companies.

 

 

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Jonathan Shun Wah, Vice President - Lead Compliance Counsel, Pfizer Inc

Jonathan SHUN WAH is Vice President & Lead Compliance Counsel at Pfizer Inc, based in Hong Kong. He leads a team responsible for compliance related investigations in the APAC and Greater China Region.  Mr. Shun Wah graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in BA Accounting and Law and is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong and England & Wales. Prior to joining Pfizer, he worked in the Hong Kong offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Dechert LLP. Mr. Shun Wah has been involved in FCPA and other internal investigations around Asia for over 10 years.

 

Brad Mroski

Brad Mroski, Managing Director, AlixPartners 

With more than 20 years of experience as a forensic accountant and financial regulator, Brad assists companies, counsel, and board members in responding to high-stakes government investigations, business disputes, and allegations of fraud and corruption. Previously, he was assistant chief accountant in the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC's) Division of Enforcement, where he received numerous awards for his work on high-profile enforcement matters. Prior to the SEC, he was a forensic accountant and financial statement auditor at a Big Four audit and consulting firm. Brad is a certified public accountant (AlixPartners is not a certified public accounting firm) and a certified fraud examiner who is often called upon to provide expert opinions in federal and state courts as well as in arbitrations and regulatory administrative proceedings.

 

Edward Boyle

Edward Boyle, Director, AlixPartners 

Ed guides clients on forensic accounting and compliance matters, with a particular focus on accounting fraud. He is experienced in leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, compliance reviews and fraud investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions. His extensive forensic accounting expertise covers a wide range of contentious matters including quantification of loss of profits claims, business valuations, breach of warranty claims, asset tracing and other disputes where fraud is alleged. He advises clients across a number of sectors including I.T., energy, pharmaceuticals, real estate and media. Other client sectors include financial services where he has fulfilled an in-house role at a major retail bank. Ed is a Chartered Accountant and is fluent in Chinese.


 

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Cliff Lam, Director, AlixPartners

Cliff has over a decade of experience in advising law firms and corporate clients on internal and government investigations, shareholder disputes, financial-crime compliance-related matters, corporate monitorships, and remediation projects. He brings unique experience and expertise to his clients by providing principle-based advice yet with pragmatic and innovative solutions. Before joining AlixPartners, he was regional head of fraud risk management at Standard Chartered Bank for the Greater China and North Asia regions. Cliff has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong. He speaks Mandarin, English, and Cantonese and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
 

 

 

And more to be updated in due course !

 

 

 
  

 


 

Delegate ​Pricing ​: 

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Law Firms (LIVE)                                                                          US$799                             US$899

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*Register ​before ​19 March 2021 to ​qualify ​for the ​Early ​Bird ​Rate! ​ 


In view of recent relaxation of social distancing rules by the Hong Kong government, this year's forum will take place via a live event format in a hotel venue subject to the maximum attendee capacity limit permissible. However no F&B will be served during this event (except for drinking water bottles which will be available outside of the conference room) and face masks required to be worn at all times due to the guidelines imposed by the Hong Kong government.

Due to limited capacity as a result of social distancing measures, the maximum attendance for this summit will be capped at 80 pax, on a first arrival basis and only to registered attendess. Walk-in attendees will not be accepted.

For further information, please visit https://bit.ly/3eOQrSM 

CPD points will be applied for this forum with the Law Society of Hong Kong and outcome to be updated in due course. 

 


For ​​more ​​information ​​regarding ​​​event ​sponsorship, ​kindly ​contact: 

Willy Leonardi

 

 

CONTACT US 

 

Speaking and Program Enquiries
Willy Leonardi
willy.leonardi@thomsonreuters.com
 
 
 
Sponsorship Opportunities 
Amantha Chia
(+65) 6973 8258
 
 
Registration Enquiries
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EXHIBITOR

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