Speed Speak Hong Kong

Prominent practitioners will be given an exclusive 10 minute slot to highlight to their peers what they consider to be hot topics within their field of practice. For attendees it will be a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into a wide range of practice areas.

Date: Friday 11 January 2019

When: 10:30 - 12:30


Jeanette Chan
Paul, Weiss

A partner in the Corporate Department and head of the Asia Communications and Technology Practice, Jeanette’s practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, with a particular emphasis on joint venture transactions and in the telecommunications, IT and media markets in the Asia Pacific region. She has been an active participant in those markets in the Greater China region since 1994, when mainland China and Taiwan first opened their telecoms industries to foreign investors. The other industries Jeanette has been actively involved in include insurance, education, pharmaceuticals, health care, and automotive.

Chad Dowle

Chad is a specialist in media and digital law with expertise in supporting clients to achieve their communication aims in emerging markets. He heads the global Media, Advertising and Digital practice from Hong Kong and Dubai.

Chad has practiced in the marketing law arena both in house and as a trusted external counsel. Chad regularly advises clients on strict legal issues, including regulatory compliance, promotion registration, and terms and conditions. He also advises on more practical issues, including contest mechanic development, brand awareness on social media, and cultural sensitivity in advertising.

Qishi Li
Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Qishi Li has been focusing on dispute resolution practice for about ten years since graduation from law school. Ms. Li has a broad commercial practice, but has expertise in the areas of international trade and trade finance, equity and joint venture, banking and finance, copyright, insolvency and restructure. Ms. Li frequently appears in PRC courts at all levels and arbitration tribunals in PRC. Ms. Li also has considerable experience in international arbitration, and has represented the clients in various international arbitration institutions. Ms. Li has been often engaged by international law firms or clients to advise on the matters under PRC law, or to give legal opinions for the overseas arbitral tribunal or foreign courts.

Ms. Li was a researcher of Service Trade Promotion Guidelines Drafting task force hosted by MOFCOM, and gives lectures on dispute resolution or lawyering skills on various occasions.

John M. Marsden
Mayer Brown

John Marsden is a partner of Mayer Brown. He represents clients in a wide range of matters in the commercial and corporate context. His assignments have included financing transactions, non-performing loan disposals and corporate restructurings. John has provided advice in such large-scale restructurings or insolvencies as Asia Pulp and Paper, the Benpres Group, Forefront International Limited, the Moulin Group, TMT and Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, all of which are multi-jurisdictional transactions. John was placed into the Shanghai office for three years during which time he was involved with a number of substantial property acquisition and financing transactions. John is also the partner in charge of the Vietnam offices.

May Tai
Managing Partner, Greater China
Herbert Smith Freehills

May is managing partner of the firm's Greater China offices. Her practice covers a range of commercial disputes and regulatory issues. She has advised governments, government-owned entities and commercial clients (including financial institutions and energy companies) in Asia, Europe and the United States, including acting as counsel and advocate in arbitrations under various rules and court proceedings. May speaks five languages, including English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa (Indonesian and Malaysian). She continues to win work leveraging her Chinese and English language skills and her particular experience dealing with China-related disputes and working for and against Chinese parties.

Angus Xie
Broad and Bright

Angus focuses on antitrust laws, and he has rich experience advising both PRC and global conglomerates on a range of China and global antitrust issues (including both conduct and merger issues). He also assists the Chinese competition authorities in the enactment of a number of antitrust regulations.

Angus also assisted MOFCOM on a number of studies, including on the simplified procedure of merger review (the current simplified procedure of MOFCOM is largely based on the result and proposal of this study), the concept of concentration in the context of merger review and treatment and review procedures in relation to joint ventures.