Hong Kong – November diary full of promise

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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong has an interesting series of events planned for November.

On 8 November at Four Seasons Hotel, a presentation entitled “General Counsel: Reaching new heights? ‘8C’ Strategic Counsel Model” will explore the attributes that help propel GCs to the top table, to what degree GCs have increased their influence, and with respect to today’s GC roles, what we are seeing emerge as longer-term or alternative career aspirations?

Together, Jonathan Warne, author of the CMS General Counsel Report General Counsel: Reaching new heights?, and David Lamb, executive director and group counsel of Hongkong Land, will unveil the ‘8C’ Strategic Counsel Model – the eight key leadership competencies GCs need to master – over an interactive facilitated breakfast discussion.

On 15 November, a presentation entitled “Third-party arbitration funding: how it works, and what you need to know about third-party funding in Asia” looks at this issue now that commercial parties involved in Hong Kong and Singapore-seated international arbitration will have the same financing and risk management tools available to them as parties arbitrating in other major international arbitration centres.

On 21 November, a presentation entitled “Modern Slavery and the Legal Impact on Businesses Today” will provide an update on the current state of human slavery and its relationship to business. Matt Friedman, CEO of the not-for-profit Mekong Club, will explore the changing human trafficking paradigm, the relationship between human trafficking and slavery, the impact of this problem on the private sector, the changing obligations within a range of business circles, and a summary of what can be done to address them.