Monday, 14 October 2019, 18/F Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

E-mail Tel: +44 203 780 4160

Chairs

K Lesli Ligorner

Morgan Lewis

K. LESLI LIGORNER is a Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP in Shanghai, China. She advises employers on a wide range of employment and compliance challenges they face in China, helping companies address China’s evolving employment laws, the US FCPA, and China’s anticorruption laws. Multinationals operating in China face many employment law and compliance minefields, and Lesli helps clients navigate challenging areas such as establishment and enforcement of company policies, hiring and termination, performance management, anticorruption compliance, discrimination and harassment policies, leaves of absence, noncompetition issues, and a host of other employee protections. She also conducts and supervises internal investigations in APAC and the training of employees and third-party intermediaries (distributors, suppliers).

Kyle Wombolt

Herbert Smith Freehills

Mr. Wombolt is the global head of Herbert Smith Freehills' corporate crime and investigations practice, based in Hong Kong. Regarded as one of the Asian market's leading white collar and regulatory lawyers, he has been described as "one of the cornerstones of investigations work in Asia".  Mr. Wombolt has led investigations and compliance projects in more than 40 countries worldwide. He focuses on multi-jurisdictional corruption, money laundering, regulatory, fraud and accounting investigations, as well as trade and sanctions issues involving multinational and major regional corporates.  He has long been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR and is a frequent speaker on criminal and regulatory enforcement issues arising in Asian markets.

Keynote Speaker

Thomas Atkinson

Executive Director, Enforcement, Securities and Futures Commission

Mr Thomas Atkinson is an Executive Director with responsibility for the Enforcement Division. That Division is responsible for the surveillance of the securities and futures markets to identify unacceptable conduct as well as for investigating statutory offences and breaches of the legislation enforced by the SFC. It also disciplines licensed persons and initiates prosecutions where appropriate.
  
Prior to joining the SFC, Mr Atkinson was Director of Enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission, Canada. Before that he was President and CEO of Market Regulation Services Inc., previously a national regulator of equity trading in Canada, and from 1996 to 2001 he held progressively senior positions with the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Speakers

Vena Cheng

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Qing Di

JunHe

Gary Gao

Zhong Lun

Susanne Harris

Mayer Brown

Mark Johnson

Debevoise & Plimpton

Andrew Powner

Haldanes

James Wadham

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Pei Li Wong

BDO

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
K Lesli Ligorner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

9.10: Keynote address

Thomas Atkinson, Executive Director, Securities and Futures Commission

9.30: Session one: A mock investigation: navigating technology transfer issues in multiple jurisdictions

This session will discuss a scenario concerning multijurisdictional accounting and technology transfer issues implicating China, Hong Kong and the US.

Matters our panel are expected to consider include:

  • Data privacy, data collection, and data transfer in the context of an investigation
  • The art of interviewing witnesses, and addressing witnesses with different cultural backgrounds -- is your approach driven by the ultimate enforcer you are going to deal with?
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Dealing with whistleblowers
  • Difficulties in employment law issues

Moderators:
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
K Lesli Ligorner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Panel:
Vena Cheng. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Qing Di, Jun He
Andrew Powner, Haldanes
Pei Li Wong, BDO

10.45: Coffee break

11.15: Session two: GIR Live Question Time

A panel of leading names will discuss hot topics submitted by the audience and moderators in advance.

Moderators:
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
K Lesli Ligorner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Panel:
Gary Gao, Zhong Lun
Susanne Harris, Mayer Brown
Mark Johnson, Debevoise & Plimpton
James Wadham, Davis Polk & Wardwell

12.30: Chairs’ closing remarks

Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
K Lesli Ligorner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

12.40: Networking Lunch

13.40: Close of conference

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call +44 203 780 4137 or email events@globalinvestigationsreview.com

 

Venue

18/F Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

Testimonials

  • "This conference featured highly experienced and well-informed panellists, who were all very engaged in the discussion of very relevant issues to this audience." Wendy Wysong, Clifford Chance

  • "Nice case study and interesting panellists." Lisa Brander, CLSA

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Expires
Standard £300 14 Oct 2019

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard £0