Monday, 14 October 2019, 16th - 19th Floors, Prince's Building 10 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong

E-mail Tel: +44 203 780 4160

Chairs

Kyle Wombolt

Herbert Smith Freehills

Kyle is 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" and "an exceptional lawyer".  Kyle 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. 

K. Lesli Ligorner

Morgan Lewis

K. Lesli Ligorner has more than 20 years of experience serving clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, with more than 10 of those years spent on the ground in China. She has been advising a broad range of financial services; telecommunications, media, and technology; life sciences; and general manufacturing clients on the full suite of employment issues in China, including involving hiring and termination, establishment and enforcement of company policies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and local anticorruption compliance, and discrimination and harassment policies, training, and investigations.

2018 Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
Susan Munro, Steptoe & Johnson

9.10: Keynote address

Rimsky Yuen, Former Secretary for Justice, Department of Justice, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

9.40: Session one: A PRC case study: An MNC responds to allegations of misconduct at its publicly-listed Chinese subsidiary

In this session, our panel of experts will address a scenario where a multinational organisation has to deal with fraud and possible corruption at a PRC company in which it has recently acquired a majority interest. In the case study, the PRC company's auditors are demanding the company investigate the misconduct. To complicate matters, the local stock exchange and regulator are asking questions and a potential criminal referral is on the horizon.

Questions our panel are expected to discuss include:

  • What are the steps the company should take in carrying out the investigation?
  • How should it respond to the exchange and regulatory authorities?
  • What are the implications for the multinational parent?

Moderators:
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
Susan Munro, Steptoe & Johnson

Panel:
Eugene Chen, Hogan Lovells
Gary Gao, Zhong Lun
Wendy Wysong, Clifford Chance
Pei Li Wong, BDO

10.55: Coffee break

11.25: Session two: GIR Live Question Time

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

Moderators:
Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
Susan Munro, Steptoe & Johnson

Panel:
Nowell Bamberger, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Alan Linning, Mayer Brown
Brian Michael, King & Spalding
Jonathan Midgley, Haldanes

12.40: Chairs’ closing remarks

Kyle Wombolt, Herbert Smith Freehills 
Susan Munro, Steptoe & Johnson

12.50: Networking Lunch

13.50: Close of conference

FURTHER INFORMATION

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

 

Venue

16th - 19th Floors, Prince's Building 10 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong

Testimonials

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

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