IFLR in partnership with the IPBA

Asia M&A Virtual Forum 2020

ONLINE, JUNE 15-19

Brian Snyder

KEYNOTE SESSION - MONDAY, JUNE 19

Brent Snyder, CEO of the Competition Commission Hong Kong

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The Asia M&A Forum is going virtual

Amid one of the most turbulent times since the 2008 financial crash, in-house and private practice M&A teams are trying to maintain a business-as-usual response during Covid-19, to ensure that deals aren't delayed.

 

There has now never been a more important time to keep up to date with the market and, above all, assess the impact of Covid-19 for future deals. That is why IFLR in partnership with the IPBA is pleased to host the region's leading meeting discussing critical M&A issues facing today's counsel in a digital format to stay connected with key market players in this uncertain and volatile environment.

 

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Much like an in-person conference, a virtual conference is an online event that brings together top industry experts and industry peers. All content, presentations, and panel discussions can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.

Online meetings
Global audience

Meet a truly global audience

Network with a global audience of M&A professionals via chat function and virtual networking rooms. Choose to share your professional details on this secure platform and experience a new way of building your network like never before.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch at a more convenient time from our Content Hub to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.
Sustainable conference

Sustainable event

In addition to being able to attend due to global travel restrictions, you can access all of the event content without travel and accommodation expenses and support an environmentally friendly event. 

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

SIGN UP ONLINE



Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions

 

 

ACCESS YOUR INVITATION

 

 

An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.

 

 

WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND



Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials

 

 

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

10 CPD points
Keynote sessions, panel discussions, presentations and more will be hosted over one week. Analysing critical M&A issues in a digital format, click through the dates below to plan your schedule.
 
Full attendance to all sessions qualifies for 10 CPD points issued by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

 

June 15

June 16

June 17

June 18

June 19

Monday, June 15

Keynote address: Competition Commission Hong Kong

10.00-10.30

HKT/SGT/CST

Brent Snyder

Brent Snyder, chief executive officer, Competition Commission (Hong Kong)

M&A outlook and opportunities in the wake of unprecedented times

11.00-12.00

HKT/SGT/CST

  • How recent political turmoil in Asia, US and Europe is impacting M&A activity
  • With M&A activity declining in Asia, how can you prepare and what steps should you be taking?
  • A new and evolving practice around current deals – how are you working in the current environment
  • Impacts felt from Covid-19 and the changes in M&A transactions
Errol Bong

ERROL BONG

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

MARTIN ROCK

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

PETER WITTMANN

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

ERIC XIN

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital

Afternoon break

Deal flow of M&A activity in India

15.00-16.00 

HKT/SGT/CST

  • Hot sectors to look out for: healthcare and infrastructure
  • Opportunities with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
  • Updates on recent policy changes
Harsh Pais

HARSH PAIS

Partner, Trilegal
Andrew Korner

ANDREW KORNER

Chief executive, Asian Capital Partners Group
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June 15

June 16

June 17

June 18

June 19

Tuesday, June 16

Opportunistic M&A for distressed companies

10.00-11.00

HKT/SGT/CST

  • Identifying financially distressed companies and its circumstances
  • Battling the current environment and preparing for the future
  • Key deals happening amidst the current economy
Kenneth Koo

Kenneth Koo

Deputy general manager, Citi Orient
William Hay

William Hay

Managing director, William Hay & Co
How representation and warranty insurance is changing the game

11.30-12.30

HKT/SGT/CST

  • Analysing the provisions to be negotiated
  • Best practices for when an insured deal is in play
  • From an insurer choice perspective, what are your options?
Presentation: Corporate M&A in the Arab Gulf States

15.00-15.30

HKT/SGT/CST

  • An overview of M&A in the GCC countries
  • Regulatory conditions in Kuwait
  • Analysing the impact of US-China trade war on Arab Gulf States
Areej Hamadah

Areej Hamadah

President, Legal Challenges Group
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June 15

June 16

June 17

June 18

June 19

Wednesday, June 17

The importance of deal protection mechanisms

10.00-11.00

HKT/SGT/CST

  • Analysing the common measures used to protect your M&A transactions
  • Key considerations to be aware of when including a deal protection
  • Escrow as a deal protection mechanism in M&A structure
  • Trends in pre-closing good faith deposit and post closing holdback escrow
  • Escrow in acquisition financing
Ying Liu

Ying Liu

Executive director and APAC regional head of escrow sales and business development, J.P. Morgan
Wilson Chu

Wilson Chu

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Wilson Chu

Wilson Chu

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
How tech companies have changed the M&A game

11.30-12.30

HKT/SGT/CST

  • Challenges arising from tech assets
  • A shift from financial to data as a focus for assets
  • How due diligence and compliance risks differ for tech assets
  • Analysing the VC tech M&A activity coming out of China
Laura Hannon

Laura Hannon

General counsel, CompareAsia Group
Patricia Ho

Patricia Ho

Group head of corporate development and investor relations, WeLab
Michael Horman

Michael Horman

Director of legal and corporate finance, Nisi
Chloe Sung

Chloe Sung

General counsel, ZhongAn Technologies
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June 15

June 16

June 17

June 18

June 19

Thursday, June 18

Getting private equity deals done in a brave new world

10.00-11.00

HKT/SGT/CST

  • A deeper dive into processes and provisions
  • Analysing how deals and negotiation differs between the two
  • How drafters reflect those conceptual differences in illustrative definitive agreement provisions
Bo Huo

Bo Huo

Senior legal counsel - M&A, Tencent
First Pacific
Stanley Yang
Head group M&A, First Pacific
Erika Evasdottir

Erika Evasdottir

Director, HK Association of Corporate Counsel
Presentation: Vietnam's free trade agreement with the EU

11.30-12.30

HKT/SGT/CST

  • Poised to boom: overview of large M&A activity in Vietnam
  • Key things to be aware of with the ratification of the EVFTA
  • The interconnectivity with the Investment Protection Agreement
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June 15

June 16

June 17

June 18

June 19

Friday, June 19

Negotiating contentious M&A issues in US-style acquisition agreements

10.00-11.00

HKT/SGT/CST

With U.S.-style acquisition agreements becoming increasingly common in M&A transactions involving Asia-based parties, it is important for these parties and their counsel to understand the negotiating dynamics at play in these transactions.

 

  • Fundamental differences between U.S.-style deals and U.K. (and other non-U.S.) style deals
  • Use of rep & warranty insurance by strategic buyers in U.S.-style deals
  • Effect of “deal points studies” on negotiating dynamics
  • Negotiating “sandbagging” and other contentious provisions in U.S.-style deals
Richard Climan

Richard Climan

Partner, Hogan Lovells
Joel Greenberg

Joel Greenberg

Senior counsel, Arnold & Porter
Deal making lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis

11.30-12.30

HKT/SGT/CST

This session covers what challenges has arisen from the current Covid-19 pandemic, how deal making has changed and what we can learn from it.

 

  • Challenges in due diligence during the pandemic
  • Impact on key provisions in acquisition documents
  • Valuation, financial due diligence and potential mitigation measures
  • Impact of pandemic on transactions signed before the outbreak and to be closed within a short period of time
  • Changes in regulatory approval processes for M&A
Frédéric Ruppert

Frédéric Ruppert

Attorney at law, FR Law – Avocat; co-chair of CBIC, IPBA
Garth Bray

Garth Bray

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell
Raymond Goh

Raymond Goh

Group general counsel, international, China Tourism Group
Ong Eu Jin

Ong Eu Jin

Head of M&A, Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership
Gen Takahashi

Gen Takahashi

Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Closing remarks from IFLR and IPBA

12.30 HKT/SGT/CST

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ATTENDEE PROFILE

With more opportunities to connect than ever before, the region's largest meeting of M&A professionals is set to welcome a truly global audience.

"Good practical discussions and insights by industry experts

 

"Mock negotiation panel was a very interesting way of presentation and provided useful information

 

Speakers

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Melody Mok for corporate speaking enquiries or James Murray for law firm or service provider opportunities.

Errol Bong

Noble Group
Errol Bong
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Wilson Chu

IPBA
Wilson Chu
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Richard Climan

Hogan Lovells
Richard Climan
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Erika Evasdottir

HKCCA

Erika Evasdottir
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Joel Greenberg

Arnold & Porter
Joel Greenberg
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Areej Hamadah

Legal Challenges

Areej Hamadah
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Laura Hannon

CompareAsia Group

Laura Hannon
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William Hay

William Hay & Co

William Hay
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Patricia Ho

WeLab

Patricia Ho
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Michael Horman

NISI
Michael Horman
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Bo Huo

Tencent
Bo Huo
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Andrew Korner

Asian Capital Partners

Andrew Korner
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Kenneth Koo

Citi Orient
Kenneth Koo
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Ying Liu

J. P. Morgan
Ying Liu
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Harsh Pais

Trilegal

Harsh Pais
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Martin Rock

Commerzbank
Martin Rock
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Brent Snyder

Competition Commission (HK)
Brent Snyder
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Chloe Sung

ZhongAn Technologies

Chloe Sung
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Peter Wittmann

Asia-IO

Peter Wittman
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Eric Xin

CITIC Capital
Eric Xin
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