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December 2017

Recent changes and future developments in the US - Breakfast briefing

There is a great deal of uncertainty in the United States on many fronts. This seminar will discuss several recent changes and potential future developments that will impact anyone with business interests in the U.S. The topics will include:

  • The Trump Administration’s deregulation push
  • Changes in leadership and priorities at Administrative Agencies
  • The shift in the makeup in the federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court
  • Notable court decisions impacting companies operating across borders

This timely seminar will be presented by Ron Zdrojeski, Partner and Co-Head of Global Litigation, who is based in the Eversheds Sutherland New York office.

Date: 14 December 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 8:15 - 9:30am

Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 21/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Please email Eversheds Sutherland Asia to RSVP.

January 2018

The Future of Work Series - Thought Leadership Breakfast

The world of work is changing. New technologies, shifting demographics, social changes and geopolitical events are already having far-reaching effects on jobs, business models and the wider political economy. The pace of change is unprecedented. What does this mean for technology, employees and employers, data privacy, consumers, education, and governments? What does this mean for the future of work?

Please join us to our thought leadership breakfast of The Eversheds Sutherland Series on "The Future of Work: Technology, Society and Further Perspectives from Asia”. Stephen Kitts, Asia Managing Partner, and Jennifer Van Dale, Partner and Asia Head of Employment, will examine the main trends driving these changes and their impact in Asia. This will be the first in a series with future panels and discussions covering robotics and AI, education, blockchain, wearables and biotechnology, the gig economy and a host of related issues.

We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.

Date: 31 January 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 8:15 - 9:30am

Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 21/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Please email Eversheds Sutherland Asia to RSVP.

February 2018

SFC and HKMA Enforcement Update : a look back on 2017 and a look into 2018 and beyond

The financial services industry faces increased challenges as the regulatory environment evolves and enforcement action from regulators worldwide continues. In Hong Kong, 2017 saw the first full year of Thomas Atkinson’s role as the SFC’s Executive Director of Enforcement and his enforcement agenda is now fully up and running.

The SFC and HKMA are also laying out their priorities to enhance market stability and good customer outcomes.

Please join us for a lunchtime seminar which will explore the SFC’s enforcement highlights from 2017 and consider what lessons can be drawn from these cases to better prepare financial services firms for the challenges that lie ahead. We will also discuss enforcement trends which impact firms during 2018 and beyond.

Date: 1 February 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 12:45 - 2:15pm

Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 21/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Please email Eversheds Sutherland Asia to RSVP.

 

Navigating a cyber-attack - An interactive discussion and simulated case study

Eversheds Sutherland’s Hong Kong and US lawyers will facilitate an interactive discussion based on a simulated cyber-attack against a global corporation with presence in Asia and covering multiple jurisdictions around the world. Participants will discuss the crisis and formulate a response, with guidance from Eversheds Sutherland lawyers who have unique experience in this area, both in government and in the private sector.

The panel will be lead and moderated by our US partner Michael Bahar, Co-Lead of the Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice who will seek to address in-depth cybersecurity and data privacy aspects, such as:

  • advance planning
  • crisis management
  • cyber insurance
  • breach litigation
  • and potential criminal proceedings

Michael currently counsels multinational corporations on all aspects and all phases of cybersecurity and data privacy, and he is former Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council at the White House, former Staff Director and General Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence oversight committee, and former Active Duty Navy JAG, with service at the Pentagon and overseas.

Date: 6 February 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 21/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Please email Eversheds Sutherland Asia to RSVP.