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Date(s) - 26 Oct 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel


Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel

719 Ying Chun Road, Pudong New Area
Shanghai  200135  China

Online Registration

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Please complete the registration form below and an acknowledgment will be sent to you by email. Each workshop will be hosted by a private practice law firm or a professional service provider. Places are strictly limited. If the event is full, your name will be placed on a waitlist.

Note: Registration for the In-House Congress is not open to private practice lawyers and non-co-hosting recruiters, due diligence companies and consultancies.

Event Agenda:

08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.40 Welcome Remarks by Patrick Dransfield, Director,

“The Path to Excellence”

  • How to benchmark the In-House Team’s evolution
  • What is the role of External Providers to assist the In-House Team along this path

A discussion with Ya Jing Gu, Head of Legal Department, BNP Paribas (China) Limited; Victor Sun, General Counsel, Cisco China; Weiwen Wang, Vice President, Legal – Business Reputation and Responsibility, Greater China, IHG; Michael Hickman, Director, Greater China and North Asia, Control Risks; Martin Hu, Managing Partner, MHP Law Firm; Michelle Gon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery; Richard Bell, Partner, Shanghai, Clyde & Co; Ai-Leen Lim, CEO and Principal Counsel, AWA Asia (part of the Awapatent Group) and moderated by Patrick Dransfield, Publishing Director Asian-mena Counsel and Co-Director, In-House Community

10.40 – 11.00 Networking Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.20 Practice Area Workshop – Session A

  • 反垄断合规的挑战和战略; 刑民交叉案件的处理原则及展望Antitrust Compliance: Challenges and Strategies; Principles of Handling Concurrent Civil and Criminal Proceedings and Latest Research on Perfection (to be presented in Chinese) – AnJie Law Firm
  • Managing “recovery-led” investigations: a practical approach for counsel focused on crisis prevention and business continuity, tailored for the Chinese operating environment – Control Risks
  • “一带一路”机遇下护航企业通江达海:1.趣说海商法2.海关特许权使用费稽查,你准备好了吗? Smooth Sailing on the Belt and Road 1. Understanding Maritime Law 2. Coping with the Customs Royalties Update – Are You Ready? (to be presented in Chinese) – King & Wood Mallesons
  • Latest Legal Developments in the Upcoming China Crude Oil Futures – Analysis from an Offshore Perspective – Reed Smith
12.20 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.50 Practice Area Workshop – Session B

  • Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Practical Guidance on How to Protect Your Company – Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Strategic Approaches and Practical Tips for the Effective Handling of an Arbitration – Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Investment Risks from Various Compliance Angles – MWE China Law Offices
  • Employee Misconduct: Handling Investigations and Exits – Simmons & Simmons
14.50 – 15.10 Networking Coffee Break
15.10 – 16.30 Practice Area Workshop – Session C

  • China’s New Cybersecurity Law – What’s in it for your business? – Clyde & Co
  • 海关合规主动披露:决定前的七个问题; 介绍中国资本市场的最新动态及其对跨国公司在中国投资、并购的影响Customs Voluntary Disclosure: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself; MNC with PRC Capital Market – JunHe LLP
  • 抓住窃取公司业务盗贼的诉讼策略Catch the Rat – Litigation Strategies relating to the Stealing of Your Company’s Business (to be presented mainly in Chinese) – MHP Law Firm
16.30 Day Close and Prize Draw


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