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Cents check - Safekeeping assets in the digital age

23 October 2018 - Hong Kong Office

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to invite you to a breakfast briefing focused on topical depositary and custody issues. With a mixture of presentations and interactive panel discussions, the event will focus on:
  • Custodying crypto – hot wallets, cold storage, what does it all mean and how can you do it?
  • Gone-aways and unclaimed assets – what to do when you can’t find your customer.
  • Global regulatory outlook – what’s in store for depositaries?

Panellists include:

  • Paul Moloney, Partner, Hong Kong
  • Michaela Walker, Partner, London
  • Ronald Zdrojeski, Partner, New York
  • Brian Elders, Founder, Crypto IB, Hong Kong

We hope that you can attend what should be an interactive and informative event.

Got questions for the panel? The panel would be happy to take questions on the day, but please feel free to submit questions in advance by emailing ESAsia@eversheds-sutherland.com

Event Details

Date: 23 October 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: Registration and breakfast 8:00am | Panel discussion and presentation 8:30am - 9:30am

Venue: 21/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong (View map here)

If you are interested in the event, please email us at ESAsia@eversheds-sutherland.com


Overseas Banks Legal and Compliance (OBLC) Forum

23 October 2018 - Hong Kong Office

Please join Eversheds Sutherland for a bespoke program addressing areas of future legal and regulatory change which will impact financial institutions in Hong Kong :
  • directly as a result of initiatives driven by the HKMA and SFC
  • indirectly as a result of regulatory change in foreign jurisdictions
  • US initiatives to investigate the role of financial institutions, trust companies, and securities companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere, following allegations that US account holders are circumventing tax and reporting obligations
  • the ‘Cloud Act’ ( 'Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act’ ) and its potential impact on financial service organisations in Hong Kong

Panellists include:

  • Jim Mastracchio - Washington, D.C.
  • Michaela Walker - London
  • Duncan Watt - Hong Kong

Event Details

Date: 23 October 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: Registration 12:30pm - 1:00pm | Seminar: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: 21/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong (View map here)

If you are interested in the event, please email us at ESAsia@eversheds-sutherland.com

*Please note that seats are limited for this event. We will forward confirmation as soon as possible.


Eversheds Sutherland's Annual Client Cocktail
Raise a glass to celebrate

24 October 2018 - Hong Kong - Sevva

We are delighted to invite you to our annual client cocktail. Our partners from the Asia, US, UK and Russia offices will be joined by our Global Co-CEOs, Lee Ranson and Mark Wasserman, as well as Pamela Thompson, our Chair, to celebrate another successful year at Eversheds Sutherland.

We look forward to welcoming you at Sevva to enjoy an evening of champagne, canapés and live music.

Stephen Kitts
Managing Partner, Asia, Eversheds Sutherland

Programme

Date: 24 October 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Venue: Sevva, 25/F Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central

Dress Code: Business


Global trade wars –Who will be the Winners and Losers?
Putin, Trump, Xi and Brexit

25 October 2018 - Hong Kong Office

Please join us for this Breakfast Briefing.

The global economy is being subjected to a number of shocks, including a growing trade war between China and the United States, simmering tensions between Russia and the US and the UK’s departure from the European Union in March 2019.

These threats to the global trading system are impacting investors’ enthusiasm, and their mood could darken further if these trends continue and impact corporate profits.

The situation is further complicated by China’s ‘MiC 2025’ initiative. With backing from the multi-billion-dollar ‘MiC 2025’ fund, the programme aims to make China a manufacturing superpower through localisation, innovation and the acquisition of advanced technologies.

The discussion will be led by partners from our Moscow, London, US and Hong Kong offices together with a senior partner from Control Risks. The group will highlight and discuss the key issues, providing local insights while also placing them in a global context.

Topics will include:

  • will protectionism become the new norm in international trade?

  • China’s economy is now equal to the US. What is the potential impact of these trade wars on China’s efforts to develop a global infrastructural and technological system centred on China, not the US?

  • what impact might the trade wars have on the rules-based international trading system operated by the WTO

  • what is the likely effect of a global trade war on any UK-US Brexit trade deal?

  • commentators have suggested the Trump administration will exploit the UK's weakness post-Brexit. This means there is little hope of a quick trade deal between the US and the UK. What is the likelihood of this occurring and what could it mean for the UK?

Event Details

Date: 25 October 2018 (Thursday)

Time: Registration 8:00am - 8:30am | Seminar 8:30am – 9:30am

Venue: 21/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong (View map here)

If you are interested in the event, please email us at ESAsia@eversheds-sutherland.com

*Please note that seats are limited for this event. We will forward confirmation as soon as possible.


ESAPA Summit 2018

25 October 2018 - Hong Kong - Mandarin Oriental

We are delighted to invite you to our ESAPA Summit which will provide you an opportunity to meet our clients.

Event Details

Date: 25 October 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Mandarin Oriental, 2/F Gloucester Room, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong


Competition Compliance Roundtable
Thought Leadership Series for General and Senior Counsel

25 October 2018 - Hong Kong Office

We would be delighted if you could join us for our next Competition Compliance Roundtable on 25 October 2018. This is the third in our series of regular events bringing together senior in-house lawyers and compliance professionals to discuss best practice in competition law compliance and how best to drive compliance within their organisations.

In our previous sessions we discussed the key elements of successful compliance programmes and approaches to training company personnel.  This time, we are delighted to be joined by Ros Kellaway, who heads Eversheds Sutherland’s competition practice.  Ros has almost 30 years’ worth of experience in advising clients on all aspects of EU competition law and is consistently recognised in The World's Leading Lawyers and Legal 500.  She has been involved in many of the highest profile cartel and dominance cases in the EU won Global Competition Review’s 2017 “Behavioural Matter of the Year - Europe” award for her work on the European Commission’s trucks cartel investigation.

As competition authorities focus on increasingly esoteric “theories of harm”, it is important businesses adapt to the evolving expectations of regulators.  Ros will consider recent developments in law and policy and discuss the implications for corporate competition law compliance programmes in Asia.  Topics will include the developing law around information exchanges and price parity, the re-emergence of excessive pricing as a focus for European authorities, as well as the enforcement challenges posed by big data and pricing algorithms.

I do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an interesting and enlightening session.

Adam Ferguson
Partner, Head of Competition Asia

Event Details

Date: 25 October 2018 (Thursday)

Time: Registration 12:15pm | Lunch and roundtable discussion 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Venue: 21/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong (View map here)


Belt & Road Initiative - China's vision and its ramifications
Panel discussion and networking breakfast

26 October 2018 - Hong Kong Office

Much has been written about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), it is an ambitious project with an estimated US$1.3 trillion a year being spent on infrastructure along the route. Reaching about 65 countries which cover 65% of the world’s population, the BRI is a compelling statement of engagement with the world by the President Xi Jinping. The initiative is designed to enhance China’s economic and strategic influence and leave it in the leadership position.

What needs a specific mention is that the Belt – arguably the most serious challenge to the geo-strategic status quo lies in China’s program to dominate the maritime logistics network from East Asia and across the Indian Ocean to South-Eastern Europe. In part, this strategy aims to secure China’s energy supplies – namely, the sea “lines of communication”.

This panel will examine the geopolitical ramifications of BRI through China’s ambitious expansion on the Maritime Silk Road from various perspectives. The speakers will highlight the key observations on the Belt initiative on a global level, and provide local insights on the impact and where the opportunities lie.

The discussion will be moderated by Jae Lemin, Infrastructure and Project Finance Partner of Eversheds Sutherland.

Panellists include:

  • Bill Wang – General Counsel, ICBC Asia
  • Dane Chamorro – Senior Partner, Control Risks
  • Michael Carl – Advisor, SSEK Indonesia
  • Minh Duong – Partner, Asia Counsel Vietnam

We hope to see you at this lively and informative event!

Event Details

Date: 26 October 2018 (Friday)

Time: Registration 8:00am – 8:30am | Panel discussion 8:30am – 9:30am

Venue: 21/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong (View map here)

If you are interested in the event, please email us at ESAsia@eversheds-sutherland.com