Date(s) - 05 Oct 2023
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

JW Marriott Hotel


The Hong Kong In-House Community Congress, 2023 will bring together leading in-house lawyers, CEOs, company directors and compliance professionals from both the private and public sectors in Hong Kong. Delegates will participate in workshops featuring prominent business leaders and lawyers.

The Congress is free to attend, and by invitation only. Select In-house counsel and compliance professionals, as well as company directors are invited to attend. Please note that other these professionals, only private practice lawyers and employees of sponsoring firms can attend.

Registration Here or in the form below.

This Year’s Sponsors:


Thursday 5th October 2023. Registration starts at 8:30am.
JW Marriott Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong Map Link
Day Plan
8:30 am Registration
9 am Opening Remarks by Rahul Prakash, Publisher, In-House Community
9:05 am Panel Discussion: Strategic Integration and Collaboration for In-House Legal Team with Other Departments

Moderator: Rahul Prakash, In-House CommunityPanelists:

  • Winnie Ma,  HangLung Properties
  • Kris Daswani, Standard Chartered
  • Victor Ding, CLP Holdings Limited
  • Ryan Troupe, AtkinsRéalis
10 am  AI and the future of work by Kathryn Weaver of Seyfarth Shaw including:

  • What legal challenges will companies and jurisdictions face as AI becomes increasingly prevalent in the workplace?
  • What does this mean for employment rights?
  • What should companies be doing now to future-proof themselves?
11:10am Networking break
11:30 am Doing Business and Overview of Tech Landscape in the Philippines by Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra Including:

  • Setting up in the Philippines and Business Roadmap – by Atty. Edsel F. Tupaz
  • Exploring Opportunities in Philippines’ Tech Legal and Regulatory Landscape – by Atty. Kristine T. Torres
12 pm The Key Legal Mistakes to Avoid While Investing in India by Vishal Gandhi of Gandhi & Associates including:

  • Do your contracts hold legal weight within India’s jurisdiction?
  • Which investment conditions might lack enforceability under Indian law?
  • How can you safeguard your negotiated deal stipulations?
  • What clauses should you integrate to secure effective recourse in case of unforeseen complications?
12:30 pm Lunch break
1:40 pm Corruption, Sanctions, Corporate Governance: Regulatory expectations for international companies doing business in China and Chinese companies working internationally through Hong Kong – by Philip Rohlik and Samuel Fung of Debevoise & Plimpton. Given continuing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, international companies face new challenges in balancing the pressures of competing regulators.  For the same reason, more and more Chinese companies are looking to raise capital and expand internationally through Hong Kong.  This session will examine the expectations of U.S. and Hong Kong regulators and discuss how you can protect your company in these challenging times.
2:50 pm Networking and refreshment break
3:10 pm ESG and the law – Exploring your role as in-house counsel  by Kate Hodson and Florence Chan of Ogier In this talk, we will be exploring legal issues and potential liabilities in the context of ESG including:

  • Greenwashing risks and mitigation
  • Governance and Supply Chains
  • Corporate purpose, the why and the how of ESG
  • The approach in Asia to ESG regulation
4:20 pm The Structure of Data Governance in China by Susan Ning of King & Wood Mallesons  including:

  • Legal framework of data protection in China
  • Data elements and data asset
  • Data compliance framework in company
5:30 pm Closing Remarks

This year, limited seats are available for the congress and is by invitation only.

When you apply for this event, please understand that complimentary passes are granted at the discretion of the organisers. While we value your interest and consider every application carefully, there may be cases where we are unable to approve certain registrations.

6 HK CPD Points have been applied for.

Register below.

For sponsorship opportunities, please email Rahul Prakash at