Date(s) - 04 Oct 2016
8:30 am - 7:15 pm

JW Marriott Hotel

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With focused panel discussion groups and practice area workshops, In-House Congress Hong Kong 2017 will elucidate the key issues affecting in-house legal practice in SAR, China and throughout the region today.

For details on how to attend this invite only event, free to corporate counsel and senior management, contact Wendy Chan by email at

For co-hosting or sponsoeship enquiries email Patrick Dransfield at

In-House Congress Hong Kong 2016
4 October 2016 – Review

Now in its eighteenth year, the In-House Congress Hong Kong hosted by InHouse Community brought together over 525 senior counsel, Directors and CEOs to analyse and discuss issues such as: Due Diligence/ Investigations; General Counsel Briefing: China Dispute Resolution (China Litigation, China Investigations and China Arbitration); Hong Kong and US Regulatory Update; Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Practical Guidance on How to Protect Your Company; Hong Kong – the Legal Services & the Dispute Resolution Hub: What is being done & could be done to make Hong Kong the automatic choice for in-house counsel operating in the region or involved in Belt & Road projects? Representatives from LegCo and HKIAC as well as practicing lawyers to discuss; Senior in house counsel: we know our challenges, we even know some of the solutions but how do we implement them today? A fully interactive workshop, sharing best practice on overcoming challenges shared by the major businesses in the region; Managing Challenging Terminations: How to deal with post termination restraints, whether hiring or firing. The do’s and don’ts, potential pitfalls and preferred remedies; and In a Flash: A Lesson in Cyber Security: An interactive film depicting a fictional corporation dealing with a number of real-world legal and regulatory issues – with time throughout for discussion and comments from delegates.

Our special thanks go to:

Addleshaw Goddard;
Clyde & Co;
Davis Polk & Wardwell;
Debevoise & Plimpton;
DLA Piper;
Eversheds Hong Kong;
Fangda Partners;
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre;
Mintz Group

Hughes-Castell (Hong Kong) Limited
Lewis Sanders Ltd
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Taylor Root

The In-House Community’s 18th annual Hong Kong In-House Congress event attracted more than 500 delegates to the JW Marriott for a packed day of workshops and discussions.

Once again, the event brought together leading in-house lawyers, chief executives, company directors and compliance professionals from both the private and public sectors in Hong Kong.

Following a welcome by In-House Community co-director Patrick Dransfield, the day started with a full house for the plenary session, which looked at how in-house legal teams should make the best use of external counsel and alternative legal providers to strike the right balance between cost, quality and value. Evangelos Apostolou, president of EMEA for SirionLabs and former Asia-Pacific general counsel for Ernst & Young and BT, led an experienced panel that comprised BT’s head of legal for North-East Asia and Japan, Lara Lightbody; Intel’s group counsel for Greater Asia sales and marketing, Winston Kiang; general counsel for Ant Financial Services Group, Leiming Chan; head of global client development for Eversheds Hong Kong, Stephen Hopkins; and head of Asia for Addleshaw Goddard, Nigel Francis.

There followed a day of lively networking and interactive workshops covering

Due diligence, China dispute resolution, global anti-corruption enforcement, Hong Kong as a legal services and disputes hub, Belt & Road projects, a US regulatory update, cyber security and managing challenging terminations, presented in theatre, round-table, panel and in film by our excellent speakers from Addleshaw Goddard, Axiom, Clyde & Co, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Debevoise & Plimpton, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Fangda Partners, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Mintz Group.

Thanks to all the above, and to our sponsors Hughes-Castell, Lewis Sanders, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Taylor Root, and our fabulous prize-draw providers PYE Shirts and Liquidz for their contributions to such a success.

“18 years and still going strong – well done!”
– Hong Kong Congress delegate