IFLR Asia Capital Markets Forum 2018

November 28, 2018, JW Marriott, Hong Kong 


Speakers who are attending the IFLR Asia Capital Markets Forum 2018 :

KEYNOTE: David Graham

David Graham - HKEX
head of listing

David Graham has been Head of Listing at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited since early 2013. 

Graham has over 35 years of experience in legal and financial services.  He started his career with Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in the UK in 1982, was promoted to Partner in 1991 and moved to Hong Kong at the beginning of 1999.  Graham joined Morgan Stanley as General Counsel (Asia ex-Japan) in 2001 and has been working in the financial services sector ever since.  He held several senior roles within UBS, both in Asia and in the UK, including Global General Counsel of UBS Investment Bank.  Prior to taking up his current role, he was Global Head of Legal and General Counsel of the Wholesale Division at Nomura.

Graham has been a member of a number of committees of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, including serving as a member, and then as a Deputy Chairman, of the Hong Kong Takeovers Panel from 2001 to 2012.  He was also a member of the Code Committee of the UK Takeover Panel from 2012 to 2015.  He is currently a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Advisory Committee and the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform.

Graham graduated from Oxford University in 1981.  He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.

Alexander Shaik

Alexander Shaik - ADM
partner and general counsel
ADM Capital

He has over 15 years legal and commercial experience working on corporate and structured finance transactions. 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, hewas employed in the Hong Kong office of the US law firm, Sidley Austin, and he has also worked with the Tokyo office of UK magic circle firm, Allen & Overy.

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

Joe Zhou

Joe Zhou - CICC
managing director and head of legal department

Jiaxing Zhou is the Head of the Legal Department of China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Limited. He is also the joint company secretary of its parent company, China International Capital Corporation, which is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

His team support, among others, the Investment Banking and Private Equity Divisions of CICC outside Mainland China, covering Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, M&A Advisory and Private Equity business.

Zhou has over 18 years of experience advising on capital markets, corporate transactions and dispute resolutions in China, London and Hong Kong. Prior to joining CICC, Zhou worked in an international law firm in Hong Kong

Pius Chong

Pius Chong - APSFA

Pius Chong is co-convenor of Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association. He has 25 years of experience in investment banking, legal, regulatory, compliance and other risk management areas. He was Managing Director and held senior roles and leadership positions at HSBC including Head of Capital Financing Hong Kong, Head of Transaction Management, Capital Financing Asia Pacific and Head of Transaction Management, DCM Asia Pacific working with a wide array of clients, colleagues and stakeholders across Asia and beyond with multi-product exposure through various economic cycles. He spent his career in banking and law in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was recognised by International Financial Law Review Asia (IFLR) with its "Outstanding In-house Contribution" special award.

Pius is active in industry bodies and has chaired various committees or working groups of market associations and industry bodies, including International Capital Market Association, Asia (ICMA), Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and Singapore Investment Banking Association (SIBA).

Rebecca Lentchner

Rebecca Lentchner - BNY mellon
head of government relations and public policy APAC 
BNY Mellon

Rebecca Terner Lentchner heads Government Relations and Public Policy Asia Pacific for the global Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at BNY Mellon and is based in Hong Kong. In this recently created position, she provides regular updates on the global regulatory reform agenda and its potential impacts in the region to the company's business leaders, Asian regulators, market supervisors, policy makers and regional trade/business associations.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Lentchner ran the Policy and Regulatory Affairs team at Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), served as a New Directions Returnship Fellow at Goldman Sachs and held policy roles in the US Congress, industry and not-for-profit organizations. Lentchner is currently serving as the Chair of the Financial Services Committee and co-Chair of Advocacy for the Women of Influence Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, a Strategic Advisor to Lesbians in Finance (LIF), and a Board Member of the Hong Kong based charity KELY. Lentchner was formerly a Member of the Board of Directors and on the Steering Committee of the Women in Finance Asia (WiFA).

Ricco Zhang

Ricco Zhang - ICMA
director APAC
International Capital Market Association

Ricco Zhang is Director, Asia Pacific of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in Hong Kong. Zhang is responsible for ICMA's development in Greater China and works very closely with regulators, financial institutions and other organizations who are active at the capital markets in the region to promote and maintain the best market practice. He has previously worked for international law firms, investment banks and other financial institutions engaged in capital market transactions and mergers & acquisitions in Asia and has extensive experience as a market practitioner. Zhang graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.

Brian Tang

Brian Tang  - ACMI
managing director
Asia Capital Markets Institute

Brian W Tang is founder and managing director of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI), an inclusive platform for global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational technology, educational and policy solutions, with a fintech focus on Online Capital Marketplaces, Regtech and AI governance. 

Brian is co-chair of Fintech Association of Hong Kong's RegTech Committee and on IEEE Global AI Ethics Initiative's Policy Committee. Brian is one of six instructors on Asia's first Fintech MOOC that now has over 28,000 learners in every country around the globe. Brian has also been recently appointed as adjunct associate professor and founding executive director to spearhead Hong Kong University's interdisciplinary Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (LITE) programme.

Brian was a corporate finance lawyer who was previously at global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, and at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Silicon Valley. Brian was formerly a HKCCA ExCo member.

Eugenie Shen

Eugenie Shen - ASIFMA
managing director
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets

Eugenie Shen is Managing Director and Head of Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)'s Asset Management Group which advocates the views and interests of Asia asset managers at local, regional and global levels. Shen is a U.S. trained lawyer with more than 30 years of private practice and in-house legal experience across a wide range of institutions, industries and jurisdictions spanning Asia, the United States, Europe and Latin America. As a former managing director and chief legal officer of PineBridge Investments (the former AIG Investments) in Asia ex-Japan and general counsel of Morningside Technologies, Shen has a wealth of experience in retail and private fund formations, distributions, investments, and investment advisory/management issues. Her other former positions include being head of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's China Listing Unit, vice president and senior associate counsel at Chase Manhattan Bank's head office in New York and associate at Shearman & Sterling. Shen is a member of the New York Bar and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Shaun Ansell

IH_Shaun Ansell - GPB Financial Services
head of legal and compliance
GPB Financial Services

Shaun Ansell is currently Head of Legal and Compliance Asia Pacific for GPB Financial Services, a 100% subsidiary of Gazprombank based in Hong Kong since June 2016. Before this, he was managing director and the designated compliance officer (DCO) for the Asia Pacific region for Moodys. His geographic responsibility included Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore, PRC, South Korea and India and he was based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Moody's, Ansell was the managing director and head of legal and compliance for Mizuho Securities Asia for five years. Ansell spent his years with Mizuho working out of their Hong Kong location.

Anna Xu

Anna Xu
head of APAC DCM, legal
JP Morgan

Anna Xu is currently the head of APAC DCM legal at JP Morgan. Prior to joining JP Morgan, she was senior in-house lawyer at Barclays in Hong Kong for five years. She started her legal career with Davis Polk and worked in their New York, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices for eight years.

Fredric Teng

head of high yield product group, greate China
Standard Chartered

Fredric Teng has over 20 years experience in capital markets. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in April 2015 as Head of High Yield Product Group for Greater China. Prior to that, he was with Oracle Capital for 5 years, a multi-award winning credit hedge fund he co-foundered, based in Hong Kong.

Teng started his career at Lehman Brothers in 1995 as a credit bond trader in London, before moving to Tokyo and finally settling in Hong Kong. His last position at Lehman Brothers was as Head of Bond Syndicate for Asia (including Japan).

Teng graduated with a Bachelors of Law degree from King's College, University of London.

Thomas Ochensberger

chief compliance officer
HPS Investment Partners

Thomas Ochensberger is a Vice President at HPS Investment Partners and is responsible for the Compliance oversight of HPS’ Asia operations. Prior to joining HPS in 2017, Ochensberger was the Compliance Director at CVC Capital Partner Asia, where he was responsible for the oversight and management of the APAC region's Compliance program. Prior to that, Ochensberger worked in Morgan Stanley's Firm Management Department, where he was responsible for new product approval governance and strategic initiatives across their Asia offices. Ochensberger joined Morgan Stanley in their London office in 2010 in the Operational Risk Department and relocated to Hong Kong in 2012. Prior to that, Ochensberger held various Compliance roles at Lehman Brothers Asset Management, Bank of New York Mellon and Insight Investment in London. Ochensberger holds a BS in Economics from the University of Graz, Austria.

Jonathan Hatch

Jonathan Hatch - Madison Pac
managing director
Madison Pacific Trust

Jonathan Hatch co-founded Madison Pacific in Hong Kong in 2010 to fill the need for a creative and pro-active trustee and agent for the Asian Market. Madison Pacific has since expanded hugely and has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, and London as well as business interests worldwide.

Hatch has been based primarily in Asia since 1990 and involved in various aspects of investment and finance throughout the region. Hatch also has significant insolvency, distress and acquisition experience from a legal, investment and restructuring perspective with over 20 years based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Taiwan.

Hatch was formerly Asia's Chief Operating Officer for a US-based hedge fund, Amaranth Advisors. Most recently, he was a Portfolio Manager for a global credit fund at Goldman Sachs investment fund Liberty Harbor.

He has served on the Board of Directors of funds and companies domiciled in Australia, BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Singapore, Taiwan and United States. Hatch was also a practicing lawyer for seven years, specializing in insolvency and M&A transactions for corporate and investor clients with NY Law firm, Cleary Gottlieb, based primarily in Hong Kong.

Hatch received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1998 and a degree in International Development Economics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1990. He speaks English and Mandarin.

Michael Duignan

Michael Duignan - SFC
senior director, corporate finance

Michael Duignan has had a variety of roles within the regulatory spectrum. He worked at Special Compliance Office in the UK Inland Revenue before going to HM Treasury and advising Ministers on policy relating to exchanges and securities. He joined UK FSA in 2000 as Primary Markets Policy Manager where he had responsibility for Listing Rules policy and negotiated the Prospectus Directive in European Council on behalf of the UK, whilst working on various other European Directives. He chaired one of the CESR (now known as the European Securities and Markets Authority) groups advising the European Commission. He joined the Irish Stock Exchange in September 2008 as Head of Market Supervision, which was an interesting time in Irish markets. In 2012 he joined the Malta FSA and was responsible for supervision of firms, funds and trustees, and all securities and markets issues. He joined SFC in February 2014 as a Senior Director in Corporate Finance Division responsible for the dual filing and corporate regulation teams.

Tracy Kung

director, transaction management, global banking APAC, global banking and markets

Tracy Kung is currently a Director, Transaction Management, DCM Asia Pacific at HSBC, leading a team to provide technical support to various DCM teams’ capital market transactions in Asia Pacific. Before joining HSBC, she worked at Sidley Austin and Clifford Chance. 
Kung has over 15 years of in-house and private practice experience in a wide range of capital market transactions (including Rule 144A/Reg S and SEC-registered bonds by way of public offering, private placement and retail offering, investment grade and high yield bonds, dim sum bonds, panda bonds, Formosa bonds, eurobond and global medium term note programme establishment, update and drawdowns, hybrid securities, equity-linked bonds, Panda bonds), liability management, structured finance, bilateral/syndicated loan financing, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.

En Hong

Greater China head of compliance and AML
Brown Brothers Harriman

En Hong is Brown Brothers Harriman's Greater China head of compliance and AML. He previously served as compliance counsel and MLRO at a leading chinese investment bank in in Hong Kong and New York. Hong holds a B.S. from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was also an associate editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

Errol Bong

legal and regulatory projects, Hong Kong, director
Credit Suisse

Errol Bong is an experienced lawyer qualified in Australia, Washington State, New York, Hong Kong and England. Bong has spent over 17 years advising on legal & regulatory issues relevant to Global Markets and investment banking. Errol has worked on numerous transactions with respect to derivative securities, OTC derivatives, futures, securities, repos and stock borrowing & lending.

Malcolm Wright

chief compliance officer

Malcolm Wright joined Diginex in 2018. Prior to joining, Malcolm was Chief Compliance Officer at a leading FinTech in London. He has also held several roles with Thomson Reuters as Global Head of AML and Fraud Transaction Monitoring as well as sitting on the leadership team to build the world’s first KYC Managed Service.

Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is also a strong advocate of RegTech, and is a co-author on The RegTech Book being published by Wiley in December 2018.

Malcolm regularly speaks on regulatory topics internationally and sits on several international programmes including the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing programme that has reported up to the FATF as well as Global Digital Finance, a global industry-led initiative to build a taxonomy and codes of conduct for the cryptoasset industry. In GDF, Malcolm co-leads the AML working group. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London.

Bobby Ladwa

director banking legal

Bobby Ladwa is a senior Director in the Banking Legal team at Barclays Hong Kong, covering DCM, ECM and M&A for all of Asia-Pacific, including HK, China, India, Singapore and South-East Asia. A lawyer qualified as a Solicitor in the UK (1999) and HK (2004), Bobby joined Barclays in HK nearly 10 years ago, and previously he was a Solicitor at Clifford Chance for 12 years (1997-2009) specialising in Debt & Equity Capital Markets. Bobby has been based in Hong Kong for over 15 years, and has also worked in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Dubai, including client secondments to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in HK, UBS AG in Singapore and Nakheel Properties in Dubai. Ladwa is originally from London, and educated at Cambridge University with First Class Honours in Law.

Andrew Loong

head of transaction management

Andrew Loong is currently the Head of Transaction Management at Mizuho Securities Asia Limited.

He has around 20 years of legal private practice, in-house counsel and banking experience.

Having held similarly senior execution positions at other investment banks, Loong has a wealth of debt capital markets experience covering a wide range of bond transactions across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining the banking industry, he was in private practice in Hong Kong and London covering corporate tax and asset finance matters.

Jenn-Hui Tan

head of capital markets and corporate governance

Jenn-Hui Tan is Head of Capital Markets and Corporate Governance for Fidelity International in Asia Pacific.

Jenn manages the regional Corporate Finance team which supports Fidelity’s portfolio managers and research analysts on capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, special situations, corporate governance, responsible investment and stewardship matters. He also engages with regulators, companies, investors and professional advisors on governance matters and with the investment banking community on public and private market equity activity.

Jenn joined Fidelity International in 2007 from Norton Rose LLP, where he was a corporate finance lawyer advising on capital market and M&A transactions.

Joost Lobler

head of sales, asset management, transaction securities
Standard Chartered

Joost Lobler is Head of Sales for Securities Services for Asset Managers at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in the securities services industry in Europe US and Asia. Before Standard Chartered he worked at SuMi Trust, setting up their securities services business in Asia. Before coming to Asia in early 2011 he worked in London, where he was Chief Commercial Officer for Fortis Prime Fund Solutions at Fortis Bank before moving to Butterfield Fulcrum as their head of sales Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Joost is a Dutch citizen has a Law degree of Leiden University in Holland and an MBA of Insead in France. He is a honoured with the Global Custodian’s Hall of Fame.

David Li

senior partner

David Shoushuang Li is the vice chairman of Management Committee and a senior partner of Dentons China region. Li mainly practices in private fund, M&A, IPO sectors, and he has successfully represented clients to close more than 20 large PE funds formation deals and more than 30 influential PE investment, financing, M&A and reorganization deals, and acted as PRC lawyer in more than 10 IPOs or restructuring deals respectively in stock exchanges of China mainland, Hong Kong and the US.

He graduated consequently from Law School of Peking University with a master degree of law, Tsinghua University with an EMBA degree, and University of California Berkeley law school with a LL.M degree.

Concurrently served as the vice chairman of Urban Infrastructure Chamber of Commerce of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, the sponsor and director of Wanb New Economy Research Institute (non-profit think tank), the independent director of Yellow River Properties Insurance Corp., Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials Corp. (a listed company in China), a member of the investment decision committee of a 20 billion fund managed by a subsidiary of State Development & Investment Corp., Ltd. (SDIC), Beijing Life Service Industrial Fund, Hunan Sanze Biological Medicine Fund, Beijing Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, and an arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission.

He is regarded as a leading lawyer in Investment Fund sector in China by Chambers & Partners and a leading lawyer in Investment Fund, Capital Markets in China by Legal500 in 2017, 2018.

Gordon Ng


Gordon Ng is a partner in Dentons' Hong Kong office and the Head of the Corporate Finance practice in Asia.
Ng’s practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He has experience in a wide range of general commercial and corporate finance transactions, including advising on legislation, compliance and regulatory work; corporate restructuring; advising clients under investigation by regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong; acquisitions and disposals of shares of private companies; sale and purchase of assets and businesses; due diligence; joint ventures; agency and distribution arrangements and general commercial advice; listing companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (both Main Board and GEM Board); general corporate finance matters; and takeovers of listed companies.

Ng was involved in advising the award winning deals Sisram Medical Ltd (HKSE: 1696) spin-off with over HK$1.1 Hong Kong IPO Listing, and GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. on its US$3.2 billion acquisition of Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co., Ltd. He is one of the few practitioners in Hong Kong who assists mining companies, such as Real Gold Mining Limited, to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange using Chapter 18 listing rules.

Ng also lectures regularly on a variety of subjects, including corporate acquisitions and the listing of companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the GEM Board. Prior to joining Dentons, he was a partner with two international law firms and practiced in their Hong Kong offices.

Nicholas Chong

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Nicholas Chong is a partner in Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, who is a corporate and capital markets specialist, focusing on real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts, debt capital markets, structured products and regulatory work. Has advised on various and award-winning multi-jurisdictional (cross-border) REIT initial public offerings, rights issues, M&A transactions and fund raisings, as well as the first Singapore retail CDO, the first Singapore retail structured note programme and the first Singapore retail bond issue by a REIT.

He is a member of Law Society of Singapore and Singapore Academy of Law. He is qualified in Singapore, Malaysia and England & Wales. 

Jason Elder

Jason Elder - Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown

Jason Elder is a partner of Mayer Brown and a registered foreign consultant (New York, USA) of Mayer Brown based in the Hong Kong office. He has extensive experience with a variety of corporate finance transactions, particularly global offerings of equity securities and a range of investment grade, high-yield, hybrid and structured debt products. Elder also has experience with early-round private equity financing, restructurings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions gained from transactions in the United States and Asia.

Elder has practiced law in Asia for over 15 years, advising both issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings in the United States as well as Hong Kong listings with international Rule 144A/Regulation S tranches, block trades and secondary placements. He is active across a broad range of industries in multiple jurisdictions, and has extensive experience advising US-based corporations with their Asian operations as well as Asia-based corporations with regional and global expansion strategies.

Thomas Kollar

Thomas Kollar - Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown

Thomas Kollar specializes in corporate finance and US securities law matters, consisting primarily of public and private financings involving equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions and tender offers.  He has extensive experience advising leading corporates, sovereigns, banks and other regulated entities and their underwriters on a wide range of transactions including IPOs, investment grade, high-yield and equity-linked note offerings and liability management exercises.  Thomas received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law and his BA from Indiana University.  He is qualified to practice in New York and Hong Kong.

Colin Law

Colin Law - Shearman Sterling
Shearman & Sterling  

Colin Law is a partner at Shearman & Sterling. His practice focuses on securities and M&A transactions and his experience includes advising bulge bracket US investment banks and Chinese companies on international public offerings, takeovers of public companies, regulatory matters, and debt capital markets transactions. Law represents major private equity houses and multinational companies doing business in China. He is particularly involved in the healthcare, biotech and media sectors. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A in major legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, IFLR1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms and Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Matthew Bersani

Shearman & Sterling

Matthew Bersani is a senior partner based in Hong Kong in the Capital Markets practice. He has had a leading role in advising China-based companies on US and Hong Kong IPOs for over 20 years. He has an unparalleled track record representing both issuers and underwriters. Bersani has for many years been cited as 'top tier' or “highly recommended” in various guides to the world's leading capital markets lawyers. For example, he has been recognized as a leading individual for Capital Markets in China by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia every year since 2009.






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