Asia Pacific In-House Counsel Summit

Asia Pacific In-House Counsel Summit

Contributed by Peter Ratcliffe on 28 April 2014
Entering into its eleventh year, the Asia-Pacific In-house Counsel Summit is well established as one of the top legal events in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bringing the top regulators, bankers, lawyers, and thought leaders together for a two-day event delving into the key legal issues facing the legal community.

The outlook in 2014 is brighter than previous years. Deal activity is steady in the region, with companies taking advantage of the options to raise finance in the capital markets and utilising available funds from offshore jurisdictions. Regulatory challenges persist as financial institutions adapt their traditional models to meet the requirements set by regulators throughout the region.

Compliance issues are dominating legal teams’ agendas across the region. The expectation continues to rise for counsel to ensure correct procedures and governance are in place to eliminate anything that may hinder deal completion. With the recent GSK scandal, companies are being faced with the realities of entering mainland China, which has ensured anti-corruption concerns are at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
The reality for in-house is an increasing pressure to add-value and decrease costs. This raises questions about global standard practice and in-house regulation. Where do you stand on this debate? The Asia-Pacific In-house Counsel Summit will face these issues head on in a panel format which features the key decision-makers in the region. The programme has been developed following research and interviews with general counsel from top corporates and banks.

Confirmed speakers include:
  • Agustin Montilla, partner, Romulo
  • Andy Soh, international counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Annabel Moore, general counsel, Diageo Asia Pacific
  • Brian Tang, managing director, ACMI
  • Cynthia Roxas-del Castillo, partner, Romulo
  • Eric Solberg, CEO and co-founder, EXS Capital
  • Graham Turl, head of legal, Blackrock
  • Jasmine Karimi, assistant general counsel, Coach (Asia)
  • Josephine Lee, legal director, Insan Jaya Group
  • Jonathan Chan, senior vice president, senior counsel research legal & control group, Citigroup Global
  • Judith Crosbie-Chen, associate general counsel, Logitech Asia-Pacific
  • Matt Liu, integrated partner, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
  • Mayank Vaid, chairman, European Brands Protection Council
  • Mina Park, banking and capital markets origination legal, Asia-Pacific, Citi
  • Miranda So, partner, Davis Polk
  • Paul Abfalter, general counsel, Telstra
  • Philip Rohlik, international counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Pius Y K Chong, managing director, head of transaction management Asia-Pacific, DCM, capital financing, HSBC
  • Raymond Goh, vice president – legal, Barclays
  • Ruth Stackpool-Moore, managing counsel, HKIAC
  • Sophia P.K. Yap, global deputy chief ethics & compliance officer, CBRE
  • Wayne Bannon, managing director, general counsel Asia, The Carlyle Group
  • Yong Kai Wong, head of legal and compliance, CITIC Capital Holdings
Please contact Liam Richardson for more information or visit the AsiaLaw website