IFLR Asia M&A Forum 2016 - Speakers


March 2-3 2016 - Hong Kong


Confirmed speakers include: 

Yong Kai Wong


managing director, head of legal and compliance
CITIC Capital

Yong Kai Wong is the Head of Legal and Compliance and is also the Company Secretary. He is responsible for overall legal and execution coverage for CITIC Capital's investment activities, as well as all aspects of CITIC Capital's general corporate, company secretarial and legal functions.

Mr. Wong has over 10 years of experience in alternative investments with broad experience across US, Europe and Asia Pacific in a whole range of transactions ranging from complex debt financings/restructurings, capital markets, structured/securitised products, corporate M&A transactions including corporate real estate/special situations, private equity and hedge fund formations. Prior to joining CITIC Capital, he worked as the Associate General Counsel for APG Asset Management Asia, one of the world's largest institutional investors with an AUM over EUR300billion under management. Prior to that, he has worked in various reputable international law firms in the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mr. Wong has dual qualifications in law and finance. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an LL.M. (First Class Honors) from the University of Cambridge. 



Judith Crosbie-Chen


legal director 
Logitech 

Judith has been serving as the General Counsel - Asia for Logitech's sales and marketing as well as its manufacturing operations in Asia since 2008.

Prior to joining Logitech, Judith acted as Gap Inc.'s top Asian-based lawyer in Asia and as McDonald's China Development team Legal Officer during the late 1990s and early 2000s when the restaurant chain was expanding its China presence at a dramatic pace.

Judith's commenced her legal career in private practice in London but she moved to Beijing in the early 1990s in order to study Mandarin at a local university. Judith was appointed as the first Resident Representative of a top UK law firm's China operations in 1992 and she was also a founding member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Beijing in the same year.

Judith moved to Hong Kong in 1994 and worked for several years in private practice before commencing her in-house career.

Judith was awarded the "Asialaw In-House Award" during the Euromoney 2013 Asia Women in Business Law Awards and she was also included in the Legal 500's list of the top Corporate Counsel 100 for the Asia Pacific region in 2014.                                      


Dominic Gyngell


general counsel
Speedcast

Dominic is the General Counsel at Speedcast, an Australian-listed global satellite communications provider, and is responsible for all legal, governance, compliance and regulatory work globally. Prior to Speedcast, Dominic was with BT for 14 years, most recently serving as their General Counsel for Asia, Middle East and Africa. Dominic originally joined BT in London where he was the head of BT's Major Transactions team, focusing on large scale, complex commercial and corporate transactions around the globe.
 
Dominic was born in Canberra and studied at the ANU before working in Sydney at Minter Ellison, an Australian law firm. He has lived in Hong Kong for 5 years and is married with two boys.

Alexander Shaik


partner and general counsel
ADM Capital

Alexander Shaik is general counsel and an equity partner of ADM Capital.

He has over 15 years legal and commercial experience working on corporate and structured finance transactions. Mr. Shaik has been involved in innovative capital markets transactions in most Asia jurisdictions, including China, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Japan, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia and New Zealand.

Before joining ADM Capital, Alexander was employed in the Hong Kong office of US law firm, Sidley Austin, and he has also worked with the Tokyo office of UK magic circle firm, Allen & Overy.

Mr Shaik's role as general counsel involves supervising legal, regulatory and transactional issues arising in respect of the ADM Capital's group investments in Asia and Europe, and covering ADM Capital's seven offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Istanbul, Almaty, Kiev, Moscow and London.


Anthony Root


senior advisor
Moelis & Company 

Anthony Root is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company in Hong Kong. Mr. Root has over 30 years of experience advising corporations, financial investors and global banks on public and private M&A and financings, private equity, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Before joining Moelis & Company, he was Asia Managing Partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy from 2001 until 2013. Mr. Root has led deals in every major country across Asia.

Mr. Root’s private equity and M&A experience includes working with Affinity Capital, Avenue Capital, Baring Private Equity, CDH, Citigroup Group Venture Capital, Citadel, Citic Private Equity, CIC, Crescent Point, Darby, DE Shaw, EQT, Farallon Capital, GIC, Goldman Sachs PIA and SSG, HONY, JPM Principal Investment, Morgan Stanley infrastructure, real estate and PE funds, Mount Kellett, Nomura principal group, Northstar, Oaktree, Olympus Capital, Sequoia, TPG, Unitas, Telecom Venture Group and Warburg Pincus. Mr. Root played a lead role in many landmark strategic M&A transactions in China, including the creation of CICC, the merger of China Netcom and China Unicom, $8 billion strategic stakes in China Construction Bank and Bank of China, and outbound deals such as State Grids $2 billion investment in Brazil.

Mr. Root's restructuring experience spans multiple cyclical downturns in the 1980s in the US and the Asian financial crisis and global financial crisis in Asia. He has regularly advised distress investors and distressed companies in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, India and Indonesia finding creative solutions that work both commercially and legally.


Richard Winter


ceo
Quam Capital 

Richard is Deputy Chairman of Quam Limited, a Main Board listed financial services group, and Chief Executive Officer of Quam Capital, the corporate finance business of the group.

He is Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee. He is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Advisory Committee, Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee and was member of the Stock Exchange Listing Committee member from 2007 to 2013.

Richard is non-executive director of Law Debenture Trust (Asia) Limited, Concrete Canvas Technology and an executive member of the Outwardbound Trust of Hong Kong. He is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Securities Institute and Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Born in England in 1952, Richard graduated from Edinburgh University with B. Commerce Hons. (2.1) and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1980.

After periods with Deloittes in Nairobi and Edinburgh, he arrived in Hong Kong in 1985 to work as a manager in the Corporate Advisory Service Department of Ernst & Whinney. In 1987 he joined Standard Chartered, where he worked for 12 years, to become Managing Director, Investment Banking in charge of North East Asia. In January 2000, he joined Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Limited as Managing Director, with responsibilities to establish and develop their corporate finance capability.



Raymond Goh


director, global investments, legal & compliance
Anbang Asset Management (Hong Kong)

Raymond is the Director, Global Investments, Legal & Compliance, of Anbang International Holdings Co. Limited with oversight over Anbang Insurance Group’s strategic and principal investments around the world.  His recent transactions include the acquisition of several landmark hotels and office towers in New York, Toronto and Vancouver as well as Tong Yang Life Insurance Co., Ltd., a leading South Korean insurance company listed on the Korea Stock Exchange.

Prior to that, he was in-house counsel with a leading bulge bracket investment bank where he focuses on capital markets transactions (debt and equity), cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic initiatives and principal investments.

He was also formerly in private practice with one of the Magic Circle law firms and has worked in New York, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.  His transactional experience includes several landmark transactions which were awarded the Restructuring Deal of the Year, Private Equity Deal of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year and China Deal of the Year by various international financial and legal publications.  Raymond is a graduate of Columbia Law School and is fluent in English and Mandarin.


Johnny Cheung


regional general counsel
Generali

Stefano Micheli


partner
BonelliErede

Stefano Micheli is a Corporate lawyer, with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions of listed and non-listed companies in Italy and abroad, acquisition and sale of business units, extraordinary transactions, joint ventures, leveraged buyoutsand governance issues.
Stefano Micheli focused also in Insurance law, with particular focus on extraordinary transactions involving insurers and insurance intermediaries regulatory issues, product structuring and relations with the supervisory authorities.

He advise international clients investing in Italy focused on insurance, banking, fashion/luxury and chemicals.
He has significant experience in China-related M&A transactions, including advising ZOOMLION Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd. on the acqusition of Ladurner Ambiente S.p.A, Shanghai Electric Company on the acquisition of Ansaldo Energia, ICBC on the establishment of the bank’s Milan branch, Weichai Powers Corp on its investment in the Ferretti group, South China Railways in its attempted acquisition of Ansaldo Breda and Ansaldo STS, Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Corp. Ltd on the attempted acquisition of an Italian car components group.

He knows English, French and Spanish languages.

Weimin Chen


managing director
Houlihan Lokey

Mr. Chen is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey's Hong Kong office and Head of China for the
firm. He is responsible for overseeing the firm's investment banking business in the mainland China
market, including further developing the corporate finance, financial advisory and financial restructuring businesses in the region.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Chen worked at Lazard China, where he was general manager
and director of Lazard's Beijing office for four and half years, responsible for the firm's coverage efforts in China. During the past two decades, he has held senior roles at both international and Chinese organizations. Prior to Lazard, he was the chief financial officer of Trina Solar Limited, an integrated solar panel manufacturer based in China, where he successfully managed the transition
period from a privately owned company to a U.S.-listed public company. Previously, he worked at DBS Bank in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for leading the bank's M&A business in China. He has also worked for ABN Amro Corporate Finance in Hong Kong and Barclays Capital in London.

Mr. Chen started his career at Sinochem, a leading Chinese state-owned conglomerate, where he
worked for seven years, primarily in its London office. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and an MBA from London Business School.


Kevin Wilkey


head of legal Asia
Metlife 

Kevin Wilkey is Head of Legal of MetLife's Asia region, joining MetLife in January 2013. He is responsible for legal affairs in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. He sits on the Asia Leadership Group, representing Law, Government Relations and Compliance, and is a member of MetLife's global Legal Affairs Senior Leadership Team.

Wilkey has spent much of his career working in Asia, and he has extensive experience in dealing with legal and regulatory issues throughout the region. Prior to joining MetLife, Kevin worked for UBS AG in 2011 as Group General Counsel, Asia Pacific. He was responsible for UBS Asia Pacific Legal and Compliance Department, covering wealth management, investment banking and asset management. He also acted as their Asia Pacific General Counsel for the Wealth Management business in Asia Pacific.

From 1999 to 2010, Wilkey was based in London with Deutsche Bank AG as Deputy General Counsel for the UK and Western Europe as well as Head of London Global Markets Equities and GFFX Legal Team. He also served as co-head of the Global Equities Legal Practice Group and was responsible for legal matters in Russia, Turkey, the Middle East and South Africa.

Earlier in his career, Wilkey held positions in New York, London and Hong Kong with Bankers Trust Company. He was Bankers Trust's first Asia General Counsel. Previously, Wilkey worked for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an international law firm, in New York and Hong Kong.

Wilkey studies Mandarin, Korean, German, French and Russian. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from Harvard Graduate School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Wilkey has been a member of the New York Bar Association since 1983.



Joe Zhou


executive director 
CCIC

Pru Bennett


director, head of Asia Pacific corporate governance and responsible investment
Blackrock 

Pru Bennett, Director, is Head of BlackRock's Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment (CGRI) team, for the Asia Pacific Region based in Hong Kong. In this role, Pru is responsible for leading BlackRock's CGRI efforts covering engagement and voting in Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand on behalf of BlackRock's clients globally and integration of extra financial issues in the investment process.

Pru is an active participant in the public corporate governance, stewardship and responsible investment debate and as such regularly speaks on the importance of these issues for company performance and investment decisions. Pru represents BlackRock on a number of industry and regulatory bodies including the Australian Financial Services Councils ESG Working Group and Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission's Public Shareholder Group. In 2013 Pru was named as one of Australia's top 10 Women of Influence in Corporate Governance.

Pru joined BlackRock in August 2010. Prior to joining BlackRock Pru was head of Corporate Governance at institutional advisor Regnan Governance and Research. From 1998, Pru was a director of Australian proxy advisor Corporate Governance International, which was acquired by Glass Lewis & Co in 2006 and is now known as CGI Glass Lewis. Prior to working in the area of corporate governance Pru was Investor Relations Manager for Qantas Airways Limited. Pru has a BCom from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.



Hanwai Kor


managing director and deputy general counsel 
ICBC International Holdings  

Han Wai is currently Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel at ICBC International Holdings Limited (ICBCI) where he has primary responsibility for legal matters relating to its Investment Management (including real estate financing and investment), M&A financing, Asset Management and Sales and Trading businesses.

Prior to joining ICBCI, he was Director and Senior Counsel at a bulge bracket investment bank where he worked on principal investments, corporate derivatives and strategic equity transactions across Asia. He was also formerly in private practice with a Magic Circle law firm in Hong Kong and with leading law firms in Singapore.

Han Wai is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and is fluent in English and Mandarin.


Jonathan Chan


director and general counsel
Credit Suisse

Steven Yeo


senior vice president and general counsel Asia
Manulife

Clara Ingen-Housz


partner
Linklaters 

A partner based in Hong Kong, Clara leads Linklaters Asia competition and antitrust practice. She advises multinational companies on Asian competition law issues, and Asian companies on global antitrust matters. Her experience of close to 15 years spans three continents. In Europe, she was a member of the Competition Team of the Legal Service at the European Commission, advising and litigating on behalf of the Commission on cartels, abuse cases and mergers in a wide range of industries. In the United States, she practised for close to ten years at top-tier New York firms, focusing on US merger control and private antitrust litigation.

In Asia since 2010, Clara has developed a strong regional competition practice with specific expertise in China and Hong Kong. As a former official, she has long standing working relationships with regulators across the region and has been involved in transactions and investigations in a number of jurisdictions. In addition to advising on anti-competitive agreements, dominant firm analysis and distribution network structuring, she has significant experience in giving compliance advice and training in Hong Kong, specifically for banks and financial institutions. Chambers & Partners 2015 commended Clara for her commercial acumen and broader regional expertise, with commentators pointing out that she "is very competent and understands the client's business very well."

Sophia Chan Yap P.K


Chief Investment Officer
Trackmore Ventures 

Mark Johnson


partner
Debevoise & Plimpton

Mark Johnson is a partner in the firm''s Hong Kong office and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on white collar/regulatory defense matters as well as commercial litigation in Hong Kong and across Asia.

Mr. Johnson joined Debevoise in March 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johnson was a partner at a leading international firm in Hong Kong, where he oversaw the opening of the firm's disputes practices in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.

For more than 25 years in the region, Mr. Johnson has built a successful practice advising on shareholders and directors disputes, internal and regulatory investigations, commercial litigation and inquiries from a range of regulatory bodies, both in Asia and elsewhere. These include matters involving the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Much of his work is in the financial services and private wealth sectors.

Mr. Johnson has become one of the Asia's most respected and experienced litigators. Both Chambers and The Legal 500 list Mr. Johnson as a top-tier advisor for dispute resolution in China and Hong Kong respectively. Legal 500 Asia Pacific also ranks Mr Johnson as a leading individual for regulatory work in Hong Kong. Chambers Global states that he continues to be a leading name in commercial litigation and contentious regulatory work in Hong Kong and the wider region, while Legal 500 Asia Pacific labels him an Asia disputes doyen.

Mr. Johnson holds a law degree from Bristol University. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales.


Marcus Paciocco


managing director
FTI Consulting 

Marcus Paciocco is a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment of FTI Consulting and he is based in Shanghai. Mr. Paciocco relocated to China over six years ago and possesses over a decade of experience specializing in the fields of forensics, financial advisory services and interim management.

Mr. Paciocco focuses specifically on China-based engagements and represents a broad range of clients including international and local private equity funds, mezzanine debt funds and various domestic and foreign counsels. He has an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture, business practices and operations. 

Before relocating to Asia, Mr. Paciocco worked for a 'Big 4' accounting firm in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Paciocco was seconded to Unicredit Bank (Cayman Islands) to manage the organised wind down and closure of its banking operation and held the position of Vice President of Operations throughout the process.

Mr. Paciocco has a B.Bus in Marketing from Swinburne University, a B.Bus in Accounting and a B.Bus in Banking and Finance from Monash University. He and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

William Chua


partner
Debevoise & Plimpton

William Chua is a corporate partner based in Hong Kong. Mr. Chua is a broad-gauged transactional lawyer with deep experience in private equity and strategic M&A, finance and capital markets. He also has substantial experience counseling on corporate governance matters, including advising, structuring and implementing insider trading programs, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures and board crisis management response plans, as well as designing and implementing due diligence programs under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and laws and regulations relating to economic sanctions.

Mr. Chua has advised on M&A deals throughout Asia. His experience spans private equity and strategic deals and includes takeovers, leveraged buyouts, “going private” transactions, divestitures and spin-offs. He also has a significant finance and capital markets practice, including debt and borrower-focused acquisition and leveraged finance, and IPOs.

Mr. Chua also has significant experience in transactions involving banks, insurance companies, broker-dealers and other financial institutions. In recent years, these matters have spanned acquisitions and other control transactions, securities offerings, strategic investments, financing transactions, asset sales and other divestitures as well as regulatory matters.

The major legal directories recognize Mr. Chua as one of the leading lawyers in the region, with Chambers Asia Pacific (2015) ranking him for both M&A and capital markets work. The guide states he is “one of the most diligent US lawyers in town,” and “has substantial experience of handling PRC-related deals.”

Mr. Chua has worked on some of the largest and most cutting-edge cross-border transactions, including: the largest IPO ever (Alibaba Group), the largest LBO of a U.S.-listed Chinese company (Focus Media); the first takeover in the PRC Internet sector (Sohu-ChinaRen); the largest Hong Kong IPO in history and the largest IPO in the insurance sector (AIA); the largest Asian corporate bonds (Alibaba Group; Hutchison Whampoa); the first hostile takeover attempt in the PRC Internet sector (Shanda Interactive-Sina Corp.); the first control transaction involving a publicly-listed company in Hong Kong using a partial offer structure (Yue Xiu Enterprises-Chong Hing Bank); and the first successfully completed spin-off by a Nasdaq-listed company via a listing in Hong Kong (CHNR).

 

Craig Menden


partner            
Cooley

Craig Menden is a partner in the Cooley Business department and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. He is resident in the Palo Alto office and has been with the Firm since 2011.

Mr. Menden's practice focuses primarily on complex mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his M&A
practice, he has extensive experience in venture capital financings and related corporate and securities transactions. Since coming to Silicon Valley from New York in 1998, his practice has been concentrated on the representation of technology companies, including software, Internet, networking, computer
hardware, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

His transactional experience includes nearly two hundred completed mergers and acquisitions with values ranging from tens of millions to more than ten billion dollars. He is listed in the Who's Who Legal list in their Mergers & Acquisitions 2014 edition and in the 2012 Legal 500: United States Edition in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn) category. In January of 2013, he was made Vice Chair of the Market Trends Subcommittee of the ABA M&A Committee.

Andrew Ning


head of legal         
CCBI

Aditya Kurian


counsel and head of the India Region   
HKIAC

Aditya Kurian is Counsel and Head of the India Region at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He administers international arbitrations under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules. In addition to the administration of international arbitrations, Aditya is responsible for promoting HKIAC’s initiatives and Hong Kong arbitration in India. Before transitioning to international arbitration, Aditya was an M&A lawyer with AZB & Partners in Mumbai, India.

William Seccombe


regional director, financial lines group - Mergers & Acquisitions
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia 

William leads JLT's Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice in Asia. William has placed Representations and Warranty insurance for a number of major deals  in the region in a number of different countries and sectors. He has also has extensive experience of fund liability and directors and officers liability for PE funds and financial institutions throughout Asia.

William has over 26 years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in the financial risks sector. Prior to joining JLT, William  was responsible for the North Asia Financial Lines practice of an international broker. He started his career at Lloyd’s of London working for a syndicate before entering  the broking market in London in 1991. William has been with JLT for six years, during which time he has been based in Singapore and Tokyo, he now divides his time between Hong Kong, Tokyo and South East Asia.

Andrew Martin


partner    
Baker & McKenzie

Grace Tso


special counsel 
Baker & McKenzie

Joseph Tong


director    
Sailing Capital

Thomas Ochensberger


Asia compliance director   
CVC Capital Partners 

Thomas Ochensberger is the Asia Compliance Director of CVC Capital Partners. He joined CVC in 2015 and is responsible for the oversight and management of the APAC Region's compliance program. Prior to joining CVC, Thomas worked in Morgan Stanley's Firm Management Department in Hong Kong where he was responsible for new product approval governance and strategic initiatives across their Asia offices. He joined Morgan Stanley in their London office in 2010 in the Operational Risk Department and relocated to Hong Kong in 2012. He also worked in compliance roles at Lehman Brothers Asset Management, Bank of New York Mellon and Insight Investment in London.

Angie Au-Yong


VP, regional general counsel - International  
Citrix Systems 

Angie Au-Yong is the VP, Regional General Counsel, International of Citrix Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CTXS).  In this role, she is responsible for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan (33 countries / US$ 1 billion in revenue in 2014).  She leads a team of 15 qualified lawyers and paralegals in the international region.  The legal team supports business transactions and deals from general operational matters to meet the business’s expanded growth internationally, to technology licensing deals, strategic partnerships, export control related matters and compliance. 

Prior to joining Citrix, Angie was with Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong office), Intellectual Property Practice and thereafter, the Information Technology Practice.

Angie holds a LLB from University of Bristol and an EMBA from Kellogg's HKUST.  She is admitted as a solicitor to practice in Hong Kong and she is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. 


David Ereira


partner
Paul Hastings 

David Ereira OBE is a partner in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. Mr. Ereira’s principal areas of practice are Restructuring and Insolvency, Private Equity and Acquisition Finance, and Real Estate Finance.

In his career prior to joining Paul Hastings, David has been a partner in the finance and restructuring practices of three other leading law firms.

Douglas Freeman


partner
Paul Hastings 

Douglas Freeman is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Paul Hastings and based in the firm's Hong Kong office.

Mr. Freeman’s practice focuses on representing public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banking firms in connection with mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, and other corporate transactions in a wide variety of industries. His M&A practice focuses on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and other business combination transactions, with broad experience in leveraged buyouts, listed company transactions, and hostile or contested control transactions.

Mr. Freeman has been active in a number of “going-private” transactions involving China-based companies listed in the U.S. He also represents issuers and selling shareholders in public offerings of equity and debt securities and private placements, including Rule 144A transactions, and buyers and sellers in connection with in- and out-of-court reorganizations, workouts, and restructurings, including distressed mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.


Duncan Jepsen


head of legal
BNY Mellon Asset Management

Oliver Massmann


partner
Duane Morris (Vietnam)

Martin Rock


director, M&A advisory
Commerzbank AG

Moses Tjhin


director, business development - Asia Pacific
TMF Group

Moses, being Director Business Development Asia Pacific and based in Amsterdam, is responsible for Asia Outbound Investment engagements for TMF Group, in particular China Outbound Investments. During 2014 and 2015 he was based in Hong Kong. Before the relocation to Hong Kong Moses was based in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam office of TMF Group and acted as managing director of various Dutch entities on behalf of various state-owned enterprises, listed companies and private companies.

Moses has more than 15 years’ experience in the corporate services industry, servicing clients from all over the world and all industry. Prior to joining TMF Group Moses worked, amongst others, at a well-known Dutch law firm and a Big Four firm.
Moses holds a Dutch Master of Laws degree (Leiden University).

Nima Amini


partner
O'Melveny & Myers

Ke Geng


partner
O'Melveny & Myers

Michael Turnbull


APAC regional head, mergers and accquisitions insurance
AIG

Kapil Kirpalani


vice-president legal and compliance officer
HarbourVest

Michael Duignan


senior director, corporate finance
Securities and Futures Commission

Jiang Xiao


partner
Fangda

Peggy C Y Leung


senior legal counsel, regional head of competition law
HSBC

Peggy is a Senior Legal Counsel and the Regional Head of Competition Law Asia-Pacific for HSBC. Prior to joining HSBC, Peggy worked in the competition department of two top-tier international law firms in London and Hong Kong. Peggy regularly advises on all areas of competition law, including anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance issues, competition law compliance programmes and mergers. She handles matters involving various competition law regimes in the Asia-Pacific. Peggy obtained her masters-level law qualification, the Bachelor of Civil Law, from the University of Oxford. She was also educated at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and the University of Hong Kong.

Peggy speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese and writes Chinese.

Christopher To


executive director
Construction Industry Council

Shaun Wu


partner
Kobre & Kim

Shaun Wu is a China outbound disputes specialist who focuses on China-foreign joint venture disputes, international arbitration and litigation, and internal investigations. He leads on China-related matters and has extensive experience with clients in Asia.

Mr. Wu has acted in a wide range of China-foreign joint venture disputes involving governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations and individuals, including litigation and arbitration under the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and other rules. Such matters include many project, infrastructure, telecommunications, media, technology, energy, oil and gas, financial services, and commercial disputes.

Mr. Wu also represents multinational clients in Greater China for government and internal investigations. In particular, he focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and other regulatory enforcement matters, in which clients rely on his business knowledge and language skills in China.


Kelvin Kwok


assistant professor of law/barrister-at-law
University of Hong Kong/Des Voeux Chambers 

Kelvin H.F. Kwok specialises in competition law as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and a practising Barrister-at-Law at Des Voeux Chambers (DVC).

Kelvin teaches and researches competition law and other areas of law at HKU. He has published internationally and given numerous conference presentations and CPD talks. He is regularly interviewed by the local media on competition law issues.

As a practising barrister at DVC, Kelvin is developing a civil and commercial practice with a focus on competition law matters. He is a member of the Hong Kong Bar Association's Special Committee on Competition Law with considerable experience handling competition law matters concerning the Competition Ordinance and the Broadcasting Ordinance.

Kelvin serves as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) and a Co-opted Member of the Hong Kong Consumer Council. At HKU, he serves as a Co-Director of the BBA Law Programme, the Director of the International Mooting Programme and a moot team coach for the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot and the Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot.


















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