Webinar with the Law Society of Hong Kong

On Tuesday 27 July 2021, the International team joined up with the Law Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) to host a joint webinar discussing the legal issues affecting Hong Kong and England and Wales.

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Our joint event with LSHK brought together experts to discuss:

  • the developments in cross-border dispute resolution
  • the impact of Brexit in competition law disputes
  • corporate rescues and interim measures
  • cross-border enforcement; cybercrime, and
  • arbitration and dispute resolution in maritime and shipping law

The first panel was moderated by Evangeline Quek, office managing partner – Shanghai, Stephenson Harwood, and featured:

  • Ms Adelaide Luke, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Mr Edward Liu, partner, Hill Dickinson LLP (UK)
  • Ms Heidi Chui, member of the Arbitration Committee and International Legal Affairs Committee, the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Ms Karen Lam, Council member, The Law Society of Hong Kong

The second session highlighted the challenges and solutions to gender inequality for women in law in Hong Kong, a panel of experts shared their experience and personal reflections both from the legal and arbitration sector on gender inequality, discussing issues such as inequality in representation, the “triple burden” of juggling a paid job, domestic work and child care, unconscious bias, recruiting talent and the question of quotas, mentoring and coaching as well as Male Champions for Change.

The panel was moderated by Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, International Programmes Manager, the Law Society of England and Wales, and featured:

  • Ms Olivia Kung, member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs, the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Ms Deborah Fong, member of International Legal Affairs Committee, the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Mr Ronald Sum, member of China Women in Law Core Group, the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Ms Brooke Holden, partner, Karas LLP

Watch the webinar recording

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