Financial and Corporate Law in Asia

The International Bar Association Law Students’ Committee Mid-Year Conference Hong Kong 2016

Supported by the Asian International Financial Law, the University of Hong Kong

16-17 July 2016
The University of Hong Kong

Panel one: Slowing-down post-crisis regulatory reform. Does this demonstrate the success of the banking lobby and is such a weakening of reform needed for growth?

Moderator: Professor Douglas ArnerProfessor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Panellists: Patrick Dransfield In-House Community, Hong Kong SAR, Jesal PatelFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hong Kong SAR, Pramodhan Vanniasegaram UBS Investment Bank, Sydney

Panel two: From profit maximisation to public accountability: corporate governance and corporate social responsibility

Panellists: Simon Lai, Deacons, Hong Kong SAR; Tze-wei Ng, PILNet, Hong Kong SAR; Mark de Silva; Business Environment Council, Hong Kong SAR; Annie Tsoi, Deacons, Hong Kong SAR

Lecture one: Post Panama – tax avoidance and fraud

Speaker: Sarah Hinchliffe, Hinchliffe-Princeton, Melbourne; Visiting Professor, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg

Workshop one: Becoming an international lawyer in a global legal services economy

Moderator: Natalia M Urrea Barbri, New York

Panellists: Stephanie Chan, Zarathustra Asset Management, Hong Kong SAR; Joshua S Cohn, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Hong Kong SAR; Hao-Chin (Frank) Jeng, Kirkland & Ellis, Hong Kong SAR

Panel three: The future of competition law in Hong Kong: lessons to be learned from other jurisdictions

Panellists: Ameera Ashraf, WongPartnership, Singapore; Senior Vice Chair, IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum Carter Chim, Competition Commission, Hong Kong SAR; Kelvin Kwok, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong SAR; Professor Mark Williams, Professor, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Workshop two: International arbitration – global practice

Moderators: Robert Rhoda, Bird & Bird, Hong Kong SAR; Catherine Mun, Li & Partners, Hong Kong SAR

Panel four: The emerging role of technology in the legal landscape

Panellist: David Ai, Director of Knowledge Transfer, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Panel five: Islamic finance: where can we go from here?

Panellists: Amir Ahmad, Pinsent Masons, Dubai; Pius Chong, HSBC, Hong Kong SAR; Amirali Nasir, Craig Nethercott Latham & Watkins, Dubai