Webinar Invitation: Covid-19: The Role of General Counsel (“GC”) in Managing the New Landscape, 21 August 2020

Webinar Invitation: Covid-19: The Role of General Counsel (“GC”) in Managing the New Landscape, 21 August 2020
05 Aug 2020

Introduction 

COVID-19 has altered the business landscape permanently against the backdrop of superpowers rivalries, decoupling between the economies of China, US, Japan, and the EU, as well as a protracted global economic recession due to lockdowns and social distancing measures implemented in many countries. Instead, the digital economy has become more important than ever. Within Asia, economic disruptions have also brought new opportunities in the markets. This webinar will examine the following issues:

  • The New Business Landscape

The opportunities and dangers GCs should be cognizant of when advising their Boards in light of recent macro developments. The unique nature in operating across different jurisdictions, the increasing importance and role of investigative due diligence and business intelligence in managing current and potential new business partners and how should GCs capitalise and thrive under the “new normal” ?

  • Digital Economy and Regulating Information

The digital economy and the implication for managing the security of corporate data as the workforce gets displaced and dispersed due to COVID-19 measures imposed on the workforce by Governments and proposed regulatory requirements on protecting and safeguarding personal data in Singapore.

  • Post COVID-19 and the Looming Disputes Storm

To ease the economic tension brought by COVID-19, governments in the region have taken temporary legislative measures to suspend the commencement of disputes and the enforcement of contractual claims. What happens to companies which are unable to comply with their contractual obligations? How can companies manage impending disputes and what are the dispute resolution solutions that companies can utilize?

Webinar Registration

Harry Elias Partnership LLP, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Berkeley Research Group (BRG) invite you to the webinar on Friday, 21 August 2020 at 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm SGT. Please register here. Only registered participants will be admitted to the webinar and registration is limited to 100 participants.

Moderator

Stanley Park

Managing Director & Head of Legal APAC

Scotiabank | Singapore

stanley.park@scotiabank.com | +65 6305 8250

Stanley Park is Managing Director and Head of Legal - Asia Pacific Region for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all legal matters across the region, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Among other responsibilities, Stanley provides (i) transactional advice and support to the Bank's businesses related to capital markets, investment banking, commodities, corporate lending/trade finance and global transaction banking; (ii) regulatory advice and support re the Bank's businesses; (iii) management of litigation and disputes; (iv) advice and support to the Bank's internal or proprietary functions (including proprietary investments, HR matters, Finance); and (v) participation in corporate governance or oversight.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Stanley was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in NYC, from 1992 - 2001; with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo from 2001 - 2007; with DKR Oasis, as Chief Compliance Officer, in Hong Kong in 2008; with Barclays Global Investors, as General Counsel, in Tokyo from 2009 - 2010; and with Daiwa Capital Markets, as Senior Legal Counsel, in Singapore and Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014.

Stanley graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1985 and received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1988, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Stanley has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1994.

Speakers

Jeremy Tan

Director, Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence Practice

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) | Singapore

jtan@thinkbrg.com | +65 6407 1178

Jeremy Tan is a director in BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic intelligence practice and is based in Singapore. He has a decade of experience advising private companies, law firms, and governments. He has supervised and led the execution of hundreds of investigative and intelligence gathering assignments in a multitude of industry sectors including in-depth reputational due diligence, asset tracing, political risk analysis, and threat assessments. Many of these discreet undertakings have supported decision-making for market entry, green field investments, pre-initial public offering, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, and business strategy.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Tan worked at a global consultancy firm, where he led the growth of the investigations and business intelligence practice in Southeast Asia, particularly in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Indonesia. He also has deep experience managing projects in other Asia–Pacific (APAC) countries, particularly China and India, and globally.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Tan served in the Singapore Government’s Prime Minister’s Office, where he was involved in the identification and monitoring of emerging issues of political and strategic importance to Singapore and the wider APAC region. He routinely engaged senior government decision makers on scenario planning and strategy and explored the use of data analytics, machine learning, and natural language processing in qualitative research.

Mr. Tan has an MA in politics and philosophy and is fluent in English and Chinese.

K. K. Lim

Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

Harry Elias Partnership LLP | Singapore

kklim@harryelias.com | +65 6361 9307

KK heads the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in technology advisory and commercial matters, with a focus in representing clients and advising matters involving privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, mobile security, audit, and compliance advisory. He is the Chairman of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Singapore (2017 to 2019) and current Co-Chair and an Adjunct Faculty member of The Institute of Systems Science (NUS) and Singapore Institute of Technology.

Janice Lee

Foreign Counsel | Harry Elias Partnership LLP | Singapore

JaniceLee@harryelias.com | +65 6361 9821

A multi-qualified international arbitration counsel, Janice represents clients in their cross-border disputes involving commercial contracts, M&A, construction and energy. She is particularly well-versed in SIAC and ICC arbitrations and specialises in complex, high-value disputes across multiple jurisdictions. Prior to moving to Singapore, Janice practised for several years in the Philippines. She has particular experience in dealing with Southeast Asian clients with respect to their business concerns and regulatory needs, and representing multinational clients in commercial and public interest disputes.

Francis Goh

Partner

Head, International Arbitration

Head, Private Client Advisory

Harry Elias Partnership LLP | Singapore

francisgoh@harryelias.com | +65 6361 9835

Francis is an equity partner at Harry Elias Partnership LLP.

He has nearly 30 years of experience in dispute resolution.

Francis believes that with proper advice, parties can manage disputes and do business with confidence. His practice covers a broad spectrum including advising listed companies and multinational corporations on their legal processes and risk management as well as representing clients in the Singapore Courts, International Arbitration and Mediation.

Francis has acted in international arbitrations under the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC and LMAA. In foreign courts, he has provided specialist views on aspects of Singapore law. An early adopter of mediation, both as counsel and as mediator, Francis understands how to use the mediation process to help parties negotiate win-win commercial outcomes for their disputes.

Harry Elias Partnership Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group

The Harry Elias Partnership Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group is led by practice leaders with extensive legal and technical experience in cybersecurity and data protection. We provide legal advisory to Singapore based SMEs, regional and global companies on both Singapore data protection laws and the General Data Protection Regulation. The Practice Group has extensive working relationships with leading legal, forensic, accounting and tax advisory firms in member states of Asean and is well-positioned to support our clients throughout this region.

Harry Elias Partnership International Arbitration Practice

The Harry Elias Partnership International Arbitration Practice is committed to providing its clients with cost-efficient and effective solutions. We regularly provide advice on complex international commercial disputes. We have extensive experience in advising and successfully representing multinational entities and our team is comprised of trained and experienced litigation, mediation and arbitration advocates. As a full-service Singapore law firm, we have full rights of audience before all tiers of Singapore Courts and are well-placed to advise and support our clients in arbitration and mediation-related court applications.

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno, at rickysoetikno@harryelias.com.

Contact: 

Francis Goh

Partner
Head, International Arbitration
Head, Private Client Advisory
T: 
+65 6361 9835
F: 
+65 6438 0550
E: 
FrancisGoh@harryelias.com

KK Lim

Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection
T: 
+65 6361 9307
F: 
+65 6438 0550
E: 
kklim@harryelias.com

Janice Lee

Foreign Legal Associate
T: 
+65 6361 9821
F: 
+65 6438 0550
E: 
JaniceLee@harryelias.com