Looking Back at the 32nd Annual LAWASIA Conference20Nov2019
From what we observed the conference was seen as a great success by all attendees. Over three days, delegates from around the world had a forum to exchange ideas and update others on the recent developments in their jurisdictions. The smooth proceeding is both a testament to Hong Kong’s staying power as a leading global city, as well as the efforts of The Law Society of Hong Kong, LAWASIA, and all the many other event supporters.
Our partners Ian De Witt, Russell Bennett, and Edmond Leung met several new delegates and extended both their greetings to international legal professionals, both new and old.
As a firm, we are delighted to have been able to lend our support to this event and the Hong Kong Law Society.
About Ian De Witt
Ian is a highly ranked and awarded insolvency lawyer and litigator. He has almost three decades’ experience within the field having worked in both London and Hong Kong firms. Ian acts for liquidators, receivers, creditors and directors in a variety of insolvency and restructuring cases.
Ian sits on the Insolvency Committee for the Law Society of Hong Kong, the technical and editorial committee of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of INSOL and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).
Ian is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for restructuring and insolvency in Hong Kong by various industry publications including Chambers Asia 2018 (Band 1), Asia Pacific Legal 500 2018 (Tier 1), IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. “Ian De Witt, in my opinion, is the best insolvency lawyer in Hong Kong.” Chambers and Partners 2018.
About Russell Bennett
Russell specialises in all matters relating to employment law as well as dealing with dispute resolution and commercial litigation and regulatory advice.
On the employment side, Russell has extensive experience in acting for both employers and employees, with particular emphasis on high-value employment disputes in the financial sector. He advises on all aspects of employment law, termination entitlements, post-termination restrictions, bonuses, discrimination, drafting employment contracts, handbooks and other HR related documentation as well as immigration, health and safety and related criminal matters/prosecutions.
Russell also spent several years as regional in house counsel with a major international brokerage. He focused primarily on dealing with the restructuring of their employment practices, documentation and structures and resolving disputes and issues throughout Asia Pacific. In addition, Russell oversaw the legal aspects of HR management and certain regulatory functions.
About Edmond Leung
Edmond specialises in corporate and commercial matters, advising clients operating in and out of Hong Kong, and in a wide range of industries.
Edmond advises on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, re-organisations, private equity transactions, the establishment of funds including private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, and banking and finance matters. Edmond also advises on general corporate and commercial matters including the establishment of companies and businesses, franchise, commercial agency and distribution arrangements, and other commercial agreements. In addition, he advises on regulatory and compliance matters including in relation to financial services.
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