IPBA 2021

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Monday 15 November 2021
9:00 am9:40 am

Meet and Greet in the Virtual Lobby

9:40 am9:45 am

Opening Remarks – IPBA President Jack Li

Jack Li President, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

9:45 am10:00 am

Introduction to the Conference Theme and Programme

Yong-Jae Chang Partner, Lee & Ko

Sara Marchetta Partner , Chiomenti Law Firm, Beijing

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3

10:00 am11:00 am

Climate Compliance – Identifying and Policing Greenwashing

Moderator

Susan Munro Partner , Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Hong Kong

Speakers

Manjula Chawla Co-founding Partner, Phoenix Legal

Shannon Rajan Dispute Resolution Partner, Skrine

Henry Shi Partner, JunHe LLP

What Does ESG Mean for the Financial Market Players?

Moderator

Stéphane Karolczuk Partner, Arendt & Medernach, Hong Kong

Speakers

Yuri Suzuki Partner, Atsumi & Sakai, Tokyo

Karine Hirn Partner and co-founder, East Capital Group Hong Kong

“Crypto: Are Cryptocurrencies a Boon or Bane to Energy Consumption?”

Moderators

Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira Counsel, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

Gmeleen Tomboc Vice President, Credit Suisse

Speakers

Aaron Kamath Leader – Technology and Int’l Commercial Laws, Nishith Desai Associates, Bangalore

Abadi Abi Tisnadisastra Partner, Akset Law, Jakarta

Prashant Irudayaraj Vice President, Research and Development, ZebPay

Chua Tju Liang Director, Head of Blockchain & Digital Assets, Drew & Napier, General Counsel, Ethereum Foundation

David Quest Member, 3VB

11:00 am11:30 am

Virtual Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

2:30 pm3:00 pm

Virtual Networking & Exhibition Visit

Sessions Commence

2:50 pm3:00 pm

Introductory Remarks

Richard Briggs Executive Partner, Hadef & Partners

Jan Peeters Partner, Stibbe

Sara Marchetta Partner , Chiomenti Law Firm, Beijing

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3

3:00 pm4:00 pm

New Challenges in Corporate Governance: Linking M&A and Environment Responsibility

Moderator

Charandeep Kaur Partner , Trilegal, Delhi

Speakers

Sahiba Chait Vice President & Senior Counsel, Marriott International Inc

Alessandro Costo Executive Chairman , C+3C Sistemi e Strategie Srl

Sudipta Ghosh General Counsel, Apraava Energy (earlier CLP India)

COP15/21 and its Implications on Existing Climate Change Litigation

Moderators

Jannet Cruz-Regalado Consultant, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation/UP College of Law

Christopher To Barrister, Gilt Chambers

Speakers

Jose Martin Tensuan Partner, Monitor – Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Office, Manila

Stephen Chu Operations Manager of Legal, Risk Management and Claims of China Ping An Insurance (HK) Co., Ltd

What do the ESG Financial Market Laws Mean for the Companies Seeking Financing/Capital or Wanting to Keep their Stock Attractive to Investors?

Moderator

Catrina Luchsinger Partner, Froriep Legal AG, Zurich

Speakers

Vinay Ahuja Partner; Head of Regional Banking, Finance & Technology Practice Group, Indonesia Legal Practice, India Desk, DFDL Legal & Tax, Bangkok

Vivek Kathpalia Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

Don Waters Partner/Co-Chair, Financial Services Group and Japan Country Desk, McMillan LLP, Ontario

4:00 pm4:30 pm

Virtual Networking & Discussions in the Lounge

10:00 pm10:30 pm

Virtual Networking & Exhibition Visit

Sessions Commence

10:20 pm10:30 pm

Introductory Remarks

Richard Briggs Executive Partner, Hadef & Partners

Jan Peeters Partner, Stibbe

Sara Marchetta Partner , Chiomenti Law Firm, Beijing

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3

10:30 pm11:30 pm

Trade & Sustainability & Supply Chains – Where do Lawyers fit in?

Moderator

Kala Anandarajah Partner, Rajah Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore

Speakers

Paolo Vergano Partner, FratiniVergano

Corey Norton Vice President for Supply Chain Legality , WWF

Tracey Epps Trade Law Consultant, Chapman Tripp

TD Satish Lawyer, Independent

Jack Chor Partner, Christopher & LeeOng

IP Issues in the Environment Protection Field

Moderator

Lidong Pan Partner, Reiz Law Firm

Speakers

Yoshifumi Onodera Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Jose Eduardo Genilo Partner, ACCRA Law Offices

Kecia J. Reynolds Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Xijie Wei Senior Lawyer , Reiz Law China

Riccardo Cajola Managing Partner, Cajola & Associati, Milan

Carbon Tax and ETS Regime – is it working to save the planet?

Moderator

Jay Shim Senior Foreign Attorney, Lee & Ko , Seoul

Speakers

Bill Maclagan Partner, Blakes

Charles Hwang Transactional Tax Lawyer, Crowell

Tracy Xiang Partner, Y&T Lawyers

Ronald Parks Myanmar, Partner, SMPP

Jeroen Van Mourik Partner, Tax Lawyer, Houthoff

11:30 pm11:40 pm

Looking Forward to Seeing You in Dubai

Richard Briggs Executive Partner, Hadef & Partners

Jan Peeters Partner, Stibbe

11:40 pm12:00 am

Virtual Networking & Discussions in the Lounge