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2nd Annual GIR Live Hong Kong

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in Hong Kong. Monday, 17 October 2016.

Monday, 17 October 2016 

08:30 AM to 14:00 PM

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
38th Floor, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in Hong Kong.

Chaired by Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills and Martin RogersDavis Polk & Wardwell

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Speakers

Chaired by:

Martin Rogers, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills

Keynote speaker:

Maggie Yang, Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, and Head of the Major Fraud and Terrorist Financing team in the Commercial Crime Unit, Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice

Speakers:

Georgia Dawson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Mark Johnson, Debevoise & Plimpton

Catherine McBride, Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, North Asia, Deutsche Bank

Susan Munro, Steptoe & Johnson

Philip Rodd, EY

Zou Weining, JunHe

Further speakers to be announced

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration
 
9.00: Chairs' welcome
 
Martin Rogers, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills
 
9.10: Morning keynote speech
 
Maggie Yang, Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, and Head of the Major Fraud and Terrorist Financing team in the Commercial Crime Unit, Prosecutions Division, Department of Justice
 
9.40: Session one: Hong Kong and anti-money laundering investigations: Caught in the middle 
 
Interest in AML enforcement is on the increase around the world – with Hong Kong very much a pressure point. Not only is it financial centre in its own right – but it is on the doorstep of China, where authorities are concerned about huge capital outflows and are cracking down – hard – on underground banks. So being a bank in Hong Kong means accepting that you may receive interest (and on the ground visits) from officials from any number of jurisdictions, plus Hong Kong’s own HKMA (see its various recent policy statements about the importance of AML compliance). What happens when the views of these enforcers don’t quite align?
 
In this session, leading names will discuss how Hong Kong’s banks and investigations lawyers can respond to being caught in the middle this way.
 
Questions they’re expected to answer include:
 
  • Are AML investigations around the world on the increase and what’s driving that? 
  • What does that mean for Hong Kong? 
  • What has the HKMA been doing? What does it regard as the key components in an AML/CFT programme?
  • What’s happening in China?
  • How does one deal with differences in the underlying AML standards around the world? 
  • Are various enforcers coordinating or at least talking to one another? 
  • Are there particular challenges in responding to AML investigations – eg data transfers out of China? Are there work arounds?
Moderator:
Martin Rogers, Davis Polk & Wardwell 
 
Panel:
Georgia Dawson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Philip Rodd, EY
Further speakers to be announced 
 
11.00: Coffee break
 
11.30: Session two: GIR Live Question time – How to deal with employees and their rights during investigations
 
In this session, panel – and audience – will discuss how the art of investigating has changed with the enforcers’ new focus on finding a real live person to bring to account, and the accompanying expectation that companies should, whenever possible, serve up the potentially guilty person on a plate (see the US DoJ’s Yates Memo, the UK’s senior managers regime – etc). What are the pros and cons of such a policy? How does it help or impede the process of conducting an effective investigation on the ground? What adjustments must the investigator make?
 
The session will include the GIR Live Question time – an expanded Q&A section built around questions submitted in advance. On the day, audience members will be invited to introduce their question from the floor before discussion of the same by panel and room.
 
Moderator:
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills
 
Panel:
Mark Johnson, Debevoise & Plimpton
Catherine McBride, Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, North Asia, Deutsche Bank
Susan Munro, Steptoe & Johnson
Zou Weining, JunHe
 
13.15: Chairs' closing remarks
 
Martin Rogers, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills
 
13.30: Close of conference

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