Events

MANAGING A SOCIAL MEDIA CRISIS – ARE LAWYERS AND PR ENOUGH?

The rise of technology and use of social media has enabled businesses to build on their online reputation in an unprecedented way. Organisations now have access to a number of social media tools in order to engage with a large range of both internal and external stakeholders. However, this also brings with it a range of risks, including the possibility of reputation damage, regulatory exposure in the realm of safeguarding security and privacy, and employment issues. How should senior management respond and in what ways can in-house counsel help?

Join us for a lunchtime workshop which will bring together legal specialists and experts in digital communications to help you consider the impact of social media and how to manage associated risks. Our panel will take a look at how businesses use social media and recommend strategies on managing usage both internally and externally.

Date: 
Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Time:
12:30 – 2:00pm

Moderator: 
Stella Loong, Registered Foreign Lawyer (Australian Capital Territory, Australia), TMT, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong

Speakers: 
Ryan Lim, Partner, QED Consulting, Singapore
Michelle Yeo, Senior Consultant, QED Consulting & former marketer at Coca-Cola & Lego, Singapore
Robert Hunt, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong
Kathryn Sanger, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong
Gillian McKenzie, Senior Associate, Employment, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong

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

Please email us for more information.

 

IS TESTAMENTARY FREEDOM ALIVE AND WELL? LESSONS FROM THE UK SUPREME COURT AND ACROSS THE COMMON LAW WORLD 

In this breakfast briefing we will consider some of the family provision regimes in place in common law countries, including England & Wales, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and the relevance of these issues for private banks, trust companies and other advisers.  We will focus on provision for adult children (both those in need and those without need) and spouses.

Date:
Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Time:  
8:30 – 9:30 am

Speakers:          
Richard Norridge
, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
Joanna Caen, Senior Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills,Hong Kong

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

Please email us for more information.

 

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), Herbert Smith Freehills, Singapore
Gillian McKenzie, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong

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, Herbert Smith Freehills
Austin Sweeney, Partner, Corporate, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong
Adelaide Luke, Registered Foreign Laywer (England & Wales), Herbert Smith Freehills

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