Events

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ASIA PACIFIC EMPLOYMENT LAW GUIDE 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills' global Employment, Pensions and Incentives (EPI) practice is pleased to invite you to the launch of the 2017 edition of our flagship publication – the Asia Pacific Employment Law Guide.

Compiled by our network of Herbert Smith Freehills employment lawyers and trusted local counsel, the Guide covers 21 jurisdictions and has become the go-to publication for in-house counsel and HR leaders as they navigate the often complicated, constantly changing employment laws across the region.

In addition to receiving a complimentary copy of the Guide, the launch will be an opportunity to meet members of the regional EPI team and hear both reflections on the past year and predictions for the year ahead.

Office:   Singapore
Date:      Thursday, 4 May 2017
Time:      9:00am to 10:30am

Office:    Hong Kong
Date:       Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Time:       8:30am to 9:30am

Please contact seminars.sg@hsf.com for more information.

 

MUTUAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN EMPLOYMENT

Please join us for a seminar on the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence in the employment context.

We will look at the differing approaches in Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and Australia by reference to recent cases where the duty has been considered. The session will also include practical discussion on where disputes are most likely to arise and the differing approaches to damages.

Date:
Monday, 8 May 2017

Time:
1:00 – 2:00pm

Speakers:
Tess Lumsdaine, Senior Associate (Australia), Singapore, Herbert Smith Freehills
Gillian McKenzie, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Please email us for more information.

 

GREATER CHINA M&A CONFERENCE 2017, SHANGHAI
THE BELT AND ROAD: FROM CHINA TO THE WORLD

This conference will look at the opportunities in key business sectors, and explore the potential risks and challenges that may arise when doing business in regions along the Belt and Road. Using real case studies, we will highlight how we have assisted clients in navigating through complex investment landscapes and intricate legal systems in regions that are critical to the initiative.

Date:
Thursday, 27 April 2017

Time:
1:30 – 5:30 pm

Please contact Diana Hou for more information.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW WILL RECENT EFFORTS TO INCREASE INVESTOR PROTECTION IN HONG KONG AFFECT THE FUTURE OF LITIGATION AGAINST BANKS?

Our expert panel, comprising Dominic Geiser, Hannah Cassidy and Natalie Curtis, moderated by Gareth Thomas, will discuss the effects of and lessons learnt from key recent banking litigation cases, the implications of the new client agreement requirements and the new professional investor regime, and the proposed changes to the Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme offered by the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.

Date:
Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am

Venue:
Herbert Smith Freehills
23/F Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

Please email us for more information.

 

THE BELT AND ROAD: FROM CHINA TO THE WORLD

We are delighted to invite you to our Greater China M&A Conference 2017 to be held in Beijing on Tuesday 25 April.

This conference will look at the opportunities in key business sectors, and explore the potential risks and challenges that may arise when doing business in regions along the Belt and Road. Using real case studies, we will highlight how we have assisted clients in navigating through complex investment landscapes and intricate legal systems in regions that are critical to the initiative.

Date:
Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Time:
9:15am – 5pm

Venue:
3rd Floor Ballroom, Park Hyatt Beijing
2 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100022

Fee:
Free, by invitation only, registration is required

Language:
Both Chinese & English (with simultaneous interpretation)

 

BREXIT: CHARTING A NEW COURSE

On the threshold of perhaps one of the most complicated negotiations in political history, we examine the impact of Brexit on businesses in Asia. Our panel will look at the investment and business opportunities for Asia that arise from Brexit and take a closer look at the possible short and longer term implications in key areas such as immigration, competition, tax, capital markets, intellectual property rights and data protection.  In addition, the panel will consider the possible impact on certain key sectors of business, in particular financial services, fast-moving consumer goods and infrastructure.

You will have an opportunity to take away with you our latest Legal Guide on Brexit: Charting a New Course.

Date:
Thursday 6 April 2017

Time:  
8:30 – 9:30 am

Speakers:          
Julian Copeman
, Greater China Managing Partner
Austin Sweeney, Partner, Corporate, Hong Kong
Adelaide Luke, Registered Foreign Laywer (England & Wales)

Venue:
Herbert Smith Freehills
23/F Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong