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Chambers Global Practice Guides Tech Summit

About this webinar

Chambers is please to present the forthcoming Global Practice Guides Tech Summit, which will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, 8 March. Hosted by Claire Oxborrow, Content Management Director, the summit will feature discussions on technology M&A trends, key cybersecurity issues, and recent bankruptcies in the crypto space including:

  • Tech M&A – Market Trends and What to Expect for 2023
  • Blockchain – Recent wave of bankruptcies and impact of centralised versus decentralised model.
  • Cybersecurity – The danger of cyberattacks on private organisations and public companies amid national security and general welfare concerns.

Event Details:
Event date
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm Coordinated Universal Time
Event location
Online
Event tiers
All attendees - Free

Speakers:

Claire Oxborrow,Content Management Director, Chambers and Partners
Claire graduated with a First in Modern History from the University of St Andrews. During postgraduate studies at the LSE she worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton. Completed the GDL at the College of Law and the LPC at BPP Law School. Began her Chambers career as a Researcher and is now Content Management Director.
George Casey, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
George Casey is the global managing partner of Shearman & Sterling LLP and has also served as head of M&A and Corporate. He has broad experience in US and cross-border M&A transactions and regularly advises multinational clients on strategic transactions and corporate governance. He combines diverse transactional experience with a deep understanding of clients’ businesses across several industry sectors, including technology.  George has been recognised as a leading M&A lawyer by clients and legal directories. George is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a regular lecturer at the Sorbonne in Paris. 
Illya Tkachuk, Head of Corporate and M&A, Integrites
Illya Tkachuk is head of corporate and M&A at INTEGRITES. Illya mainly advises clients on structuring and implementation of foreign investment projects, cross-border and domestic M&A deals, corporate restructuring, and securities. During his 15-year career, Illya has developed profound expertise in the technology sector. He has particular experience advising start-ups, venture and private equity funds, and private investors. As head of the French desk, Illya specialises in advising business from francophone countries. Illya was promoted to senior partner at INTEGRITES in October 2022 and has been consistently recognised by leading legal rankings, including Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.
Don Suh, Senior Foreign Attorney, Kim & Chang
Don Suh is a senior foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. Mr Suh maintains a broad corporate practice, which includes mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, private equity transactions and corporate governance. Mr Suh covers a diverse set of industry sectors, with extensive experience representing clients in the industrials, energy, chemicals, banking, real estate and telecommunications, media and technology sectors. 
Harald Selzner, Partner, Noerr
Harald Selzner is a partner in the Düsseldorf office of Noerr PartG mbB and member of the firm's M&A group. He is frequently listed as one of the leading M&A practitioners in Germany advising strategic and financial investors (including DAX40) for more than 25 years on corporate and capital market law matters, advising on hundreds of transactions representing USD100 billion, including, amongst others, domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and other transformational projects. Another focus is boardroom advice for management and supervisory boards.
Matt Court, Research Manager, Chambers and Partners
Since joining Chambers, Matt has gained substantial exposure to the corporate markets in both the UK and US. In his current role as a Principal Research Specialist on the US Guide he oversees research into Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Cannabis, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Technology & Outsourcing, ensuring the accuracy and development of Chambers’ coverage in these spaces. 
Greg Strong, DLx Law
Greg Strong provides regulatory advice regarding securities, commodities and other laws and regulations that may apply to activities involving blockchain technology and digital assets. He has successfully represented multiple clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and state securities regulators, and has worked on a variety of cutting-edge transactions involving digital assets. Prior to joining DLx Law, Greg served as the director of the Investor Protection Unit in the Delaware Department of Justice, where he worked as a deputy attorney general from 2003 to 2018. He was also an active member of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), serving on the five-member Enforcement Section Committee, which was tasked with setting enforcement priorities, co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional investigations and reporting on enforcement matters.
Chua Tju Liang, Director, Corporate & Finance Head, Blockchain & Digital Assets, Drew & Napier
Chua Tju Liang is head of Drew & Napier’s blockchain and digital assets practice, and serves concurrently as global general counsel for the Ethereum Foundation, a non-profit organisation that promotes the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem. With over 20 years of experience across Southeast Asia and China, Tju Liang is a versatile lawyer who represents investors, start-ups and non-profit foundations in the blockchain space. He is an active contributor to domestic and international policy-making in the industry, and has an extensive knowledge of the ever-evolving legal and regulatory landscape of blockchain, distributed ledger technology, and cryptocurrencies.
Benjamin Bathgate, Partner, McMillan
Benjamin Bathgate is a partner in McMillan LLP's litigation and dispute resolution group and co-chair of the fraud law group and the white-collar defence and government investigations group. He focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation in the manufacturing, technology and the banking and financial services industries. He has expertise in several specialised areas of litigation, including commercial fraud, corporate investigations (cross-border and national) and transactional disputes. Ben works extensively with his clients investigating and prosecuting various forms of fraud, with a focus on cryptocurrency attacks, and regularly assists in cross-border digital asset tracing and recovery. He has worked on numerous high-profile corporate fraud and securities fraud cases, including as lead counsel in one of the largest securities fraud cases in Canadian history.
Melissa Lim, Partner (Cayman Islands), Walkers Global
Melissa Lim is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where she is a partner in the Global Investment Funds Group. She has extensive experience in a broad range of investment fund structures including private equity funds, hedge funds, technology and venture capital funds, cryptocurrency funds and unit trusts. Melissa regularly acts for leading investment banks, investment managers, private equity houses and corporate trustees, advising on the structuring and formation of funds, their downstream transactions and exit mechanisms. An integral part of her practice involves advising in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, preference share issues, corporate restructurings and other corporate transactions and FinTech transactions including blockchain projects and digital assets. She also has significant expertise in advising on finance transactions (in particular, capital commitment subscription financing and LBO financing) and related issues of security creation and perfection.
Simon Christian, Global Research Director, Chambers and Partners
Simon was a researcher and later a deputy editor on the Chambers UK team, before becoming editor of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. He has an LLB in Laws from University College London. He also studied for the BPTC at City Law School and was Called to the Bar at Middle Temple.
Alan Charles Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin
Alan Charles Raul is the founder and leader of Sidley’s privacy and cybersecurity practice. He represents companies on US and international privacy, cybersecurity and technology issues. Alan advises on global regulatory compliance, data breaches, and crisis management. He also focuses on issues concerning national security, constitutional and administrative law. He handles enforcement and public policy issues involving the FTC, State Attorneys General, SEC, DOJ, FBI, DHS/CISA, the intelligence community, as well as other federal, state, and international agencies. Alan previously served in government as vice chairman of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Associate Counsel to the President. Alan serves as a lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches a course on Digital Governance: Privacy and Technology Trade-offs. He is a member of the Technology Litigation Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the governing Board of Directors of the Future of Privacy Forum, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bryan Vorndran, Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigations
James J. Halpert, General Counsel Office of the National Cyber Director, Executive Office of the President
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Wednesday, 8 Mar 2023 • 01:00 pm UTC
Chambers Global Practice Guides Tech Summit
All attendees - Free