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GIR Live Hong Kong

A major one day international conference to be held in Hong Kong. Monday, 26 October 2015.

Monday, 26 October 2015

08:30 AM to 14:30 PM

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

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

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

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Speakers

Chaired by:

Martin Rogers, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills

Keynote speaker:

Anthony Neoh QC, SC, Barrister, Chambers of Anthony Neoh

Speakers:

Steve Bassi, Narf Industries 

Albert Hui, Global Security Architect, IBM

Mark Johnson, Debevoise & Plimpton

Gavin Lewis, Linklaters

Benjamin Miao, Fangda Partners

Lief Thassim, Deputy General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG

Kenneth Yeo, BDO


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

Anthony Neoh QC, SC, Barrister, Chambers of Anthony Neoh

9.40: Session one: Investigations in China (GIR Live case study)

More and more foreign regulators and enforcers are focusing on conduct that occurred inside China. But for the companies they’re targeting, investigating such matters and then responding to the foreign enforcers is far from simple.

Indeed, when it comes to the “how” of running an internal investigation, it’s clear that “there’s China – and then there’s the rest of the world”, to quote one esteemed US source.

With that in mind, a panel of leading names will provide their collective wisdom on how to investigate a matter effectively within the very different legal landscape of China.

Topics the panel is expected to discuss:

  • Navigating laws on state secrets and data privacy
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Other China-specific ‘constraints’ on usual investigating practice

Questions the case study will raise include:

  • Should you voluntarily disclose in China?
  • Can one ever obtain dependable advice on Chinese law?
  • Will Chinese authorities ‘pile in’ if cases are opened elsewhere?
  • Should one prepare local subsidiaries for audits and inspections by Chinese officials?
  • Are Chinese authorities now targeting international businesses and non-PRC nationals?

Moderator: 
Martin Rogers, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Panel: 
Benjamin Miao, Fangda Partners
Anthony Neoh QC, SC, Barrister, Chambers of Anthony Neoh
Lief Thassim, Deputy General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG
Kenneth Yeo, BDO

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: Investigating a serious cyber attack – a new set of skills?

Here’s the set up: a Hong Kong listed company with global operations is about to announce a big merger - when it gets an email. The email announces it has been hacked: all of its customer data, and all of its strategic information, including the plans for the merger and details of the negotiations, will be released on to the Dark Web. Unless the hackers demands are met.

Panic ensues.

What should the company do? What can it do?

In this session a panel of leading names from the worlds of law, IT security, and public affairs will discuss how to get your arms around the chaos that inevitably follows a real cyber attack. In the process they’ll discuss:

  • Who should be on the response team?
  • The challenge of investigating and responding in parallel
  • Legal privilege
  • What are the possible legal consequences?
  • Are there immediate regulatory obligations? Is a report required to the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner?
  • Dealing with media, shareholders and law enforcers
  • How does the breach affect the merger?
  • What could the company have done to avoid this breach in the first place? Who should lead the security system checks?

Moderator: 
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills

Panel: 
Steve Bassi, Narf Industries 
Albert Hui, Global Security Architect, IBM
Mark Johnson, Debevoise & Plimpton
Gavin Lewis, Linklaters

13.00: Networking lunch

14.00: Close of conference


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