ABA Asia-Pacific Forum: Strategies to Navigate the Life Cycle of a Cross-Border Deal (2 Days)
24 October 2019 | 08:30 - 17:10

25 October 2019 | 09:10 - 17:30

Overview

This Forum will cover what every practitioner needs to know in cross-border deals. International transactions have unique features, and the differences between Western and Asian cultures draw even more complexities. Leading experts will provide a road map and cutting- edge strategies to navigate the minefields of negotiating, structuring, and completing a deal, as well as resolving disputes that can obstruct a deal. They will also provide insights into the latest national security hurdles to foreign investment and cross-border transactions. The Forum will take place during Hong Kong Arbitration Week, a "Must Attend" event for arbitration practitioners in Asia and around the world.

WHY THIS CONFERENCE IS IMPORTANT

This Forum is a “must” for any lawyer involved in international business! In times fraught with strained trade and other international relations issues, the challenges of cross-border transactions have mushroomed. Experts from around the world will provide a road- map and cutting edge strategies to navigate the minefields of negotiating, structuring, and completing a deal or resolving disputes that obstructed a deal, as well as provide insights into the latest national security hurdles to foreign investment and cross-border deals.

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Programme

Day 1 (24 October 2019):

Opening Remarks:
Lisa Ryan, Chair, ABA Section of International Law; Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Keynote Address: Tectonic Changes in Asia's M&A Landscape
Kenneth Koo, Citibank

Plenary Sessions:

  • The Art of the Cross-Border Deal (Skills CLE)
  • Other Countries Other Ways – Due Diligence in Cross-Border Transactions (Skills CLE)

Luncheon: Shanghai Jade (4/F Exchange Square Podium)

Plenary Sessions:

  • Machines and Mergers
  • High Stakes Cross-Border Transactions: Practice and Pitfalls in National Security Reviews

Reception: The China Club (Bank of China, 2A Des Voeux Road)


Day 2 (25 October 2019):

Keynote Address:
Albert H.K. Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park

Plenary Sessions:

  • Bribery, Corruption & Money Laundering, Oh My!: Strategies for Mitigating Risk through Diligence, Negotiation & Integration
  • Moving the Regulatory Mountains: Antitrust and Intellectual Property Hurdles

Luncheon: The Square

Plenary Sessions:

  • Deals Gone Bad: Arbitrating Cross-Border Disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Legal Ethics in Cross-Border Transactions and Corporate Social Responsibility (Legal Ethics CLE)

Closing Remarks:
Lisa Ryan, Chair, ABA Section of International Law; Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

Reception: Sevva (25/F, Landmark Prince's, 10 Chater Rd, Central)




Speakers

  • James Allen, Asian Corporate Governance Association
  • Jessica Barlett, Barclays
  • Chiann Bao, Arbitration Chambers
  • Brian Burke, Shearman & Sterling
  • Michael E. Burke, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Nathan Bush, DLA Piper
  • Simon Chan, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Fei Deng, Edgeworth Economics
  • Ninette Dodoo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Patrick Dransfield, In-House Community
  • Paul B. Edelberg, Fox Rothschild
  • Jessica Fei, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Sarah Grimmer, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Steven Grimes, Winston & Strawn
  • Alex Hao, JunHe
  • Michael Han, Fangda Partners
  • Andrew Hudson, Rigby Cooke Lawyers
  • Cunzhen Huang, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Peter X Huang, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • J.E.Jamison, Deloitte China
  • Seungmin Jasmine Jung, LAB Partners
  • Edward Kim, Lee & Ko
  • Kevin Kap-You Kim, Bae Kim & Lee
  • Tim Klatte, Grant Thornton
  • Hermann Knott, Andersen Tax & Legal
  • Kenneth Koo, Citibank, Shanghai, China
  • Simon Lai, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited
  • Robert Lewis, Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Jo Levy, Intel Corporation
  • Amy Ling, Baker McKenzie
  • Philip Monaghan, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Yao Rao, HHP Attorneys-at-Law
  • Lisa Ryan, ABA International; Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
  • Stephen Revell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Steven M.Richman, Clark Hill
  • Susan K. Ross, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
  • Ekaterina Schoenefeld, Schoenefeld Law Firm LLC
  • Philippe Shin, Shin & Kim
  • Clifford Sosnow, Fasken
  • Jack Soong, Grant Thornton
  • John Thomas, Medtronic
  • Takashi Toichi, TMI Associates
  • Stuart Valentine, AIA Company Limited
  • Anton A.Ware, Arnold & Porter
  • Albert H.K.Wong, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park
  • Guanbin Xie, Lifang & Partners
  • Ronald K. Yu



Registration Fees

Rate Early Bird Discounted Registration (before 9/14) Regular Registration
Non-members of ABA International USD$750 USD$850
ABA International members or members of Cooperating Entities USD$700 USD$800
Corporate Counsel USD$450 USD$450



Venue

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
38/F Two Exchange Square
Central, Hong Kong




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