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FIRE Asia Virtual

29 Jun 2020

Location: Virtual Event Series 29th, 30th June & 1st July
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FIRE Asia Virtual

Highlights

FIRE Asia Virtual is a unique virtual series of events, spread across 3 Days, delivered in 3 bullet sessions. It will drill down into the key Asset Recovery issues across the region with 27 speakers from 7 countries already represented.

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Adventures around Asia: Assessing Fraud & Insolvency Tactics & Methodologies Across the Region

  • How do Different Countries Deal with Multi-Faceted Types of Fraud
  • Where does the IP go? Locating insolvency proceedings as a result of fraud

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Warning, Stay Alert 

  • Crossroads: The Right Legal Path with Inadequate Information
  • Crucial first few hours 

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Keeping up with The Fraudsters - KUWF

  • Catch me If you Can: What are the Latest Trends and How can FIRE Practitioners Keep Pace
  • Arms Race: How Effective are Other Practical Weapons in Combatting Fraud
Kevin Hellard
Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery
Grant Thornton

Kevin Hellard
Kevin Hellard Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery
Grant Thornton
Wendy Lin
Partner
Wong Partnership (Singapore)

Wendy Lin
Wendy Lin Partner
Wong Partnership (Singapore)
Nakul Dewan SA
Barrister
Twenty Essex (Singapore)

Nakul practises from Singapore, Delhi and London. He accepts appointments both as counsel, for international arbitration and international litigation, and as arbitrator.

He specialises in disputes and international law advice relating to banking and finance, construction and engineering, corporate (joint venture/shareholder/partnership disputes), international commercial law (including media and telecommunications), mining, energy and natural resources.

Nakul brings a significant level of experience to complex trials, interim applications, injunctions, appellate hearings, jurisdictional disputes and enforcement matters. He has appeared as counsel in setting aside and enforcement proceedings relating to international arbitration awards in all three jurisdictions.

He has been appointed as arbitrator by the SIAC, ICC and LCIA, and also accepts ad hoc appointments.

(Singapore)


Nakul Dewan SA
Nakul Dewan SA Barrister
Twenty Essex (Singapore)
SeungMin Lee
Partner
Peter & Kim (South Korea)

SeungMin Lee
SeungMin Lee Partner
Peter & Kim (South Korea)
Lee Shih
Partner
Lim Chee Wee Partnership (Malaysia)

Lee Shih
Lee Shih Partner
Lim Chee Wee Partnership (Malaysia)
Moses Park
Barrister
Liberty Chambers (Hong Kong)

Moses Park
Moses Park Barrister
Liberty Chambers (Hong Kong)
Farah Purwaningrum
Deputy Legal Manager
Lawyerindo (Indonesia)

Farah Purwaningrum
Farah Purwaningrum Deputy Legal Manager
Lawyerindo (Indonesia)
Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi
Partner
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (Malaysia)

Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi
Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi Partner
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (Malaysia)
Sonali Mathur
Partner
AZB Partners (India)

Sonali Mathur has 13 years of experience and specialises in Dispute Resolution. She has represented clients in domestic and international commercial arbitrations. Sonali advises on complex commercial and corporate litigation, environmental litigation, employment disputes, insolvency disputes and regulatory matters, including securities litigation. She has also engaged clients on potential investigations of fraud, corruption, and bid–rigging by regulatory bodies. Her experience ranges across various sectors including infrastructure projects, non renewable, and renewable energy, insurance, telecom and intellectual property. Sonali holds an LL.M. degree from the Columbia University School of Law, New York.

(India)


Sonali Mathur
Sonali Mathur Partner
AZB Partners (India)
Nawaz Kamil
Director, Head of Restructuring & Insolvency
Providence Law (Singapore)

Nawaz Kamil
Nawaz Kamil Director, Head of Restructuring & Insolvency
Providence Law (Singapore)
Sheila Ng
Partner
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)

Sheila Ng
Sheila Ng Partner
Rajah & Tann (Singapore)
Sudharsanan Thillainathan
Partner
Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership (Malaysia)

Sudharsanan Thillainathan
Sudharsanan Thillainathan Partner
Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership (Malaysia)
Belinda Tan
Partner
Grant Thornton Forensic Services Limited (Singapore)

Belinda Tan
Belinda Tan Partner
Grant Thornton Forensic Services Limited (Singapore)
Sarocha Thongperm
Counsel
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners (Thailand)

Sarocha Thongperm is a counsel in the litigation and arbitration practice group at Weerawong C&P. Sarocha specializes in Thai court and cross-border litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration under the rules of major arbitration institutions including the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and TAI.

She has 15 years of experience advising clients on civil and criminal proceedings, competition law, business rehabilitation and administrative law disputes. She has experience in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy, real estate and construction, insurance, hospitality, consumer goods and services, and transportation.

Representation of major renewable energy companies in three arbitration proceedings under the ICC Arbitration Rules in relation to claims of over USD 1 billion and multi-jurisdiction litigation proceedings (including Belize, Hong Kong and Singapore) arising out of share purchase agreements, agricultural land leases and rights to the use of agricultural land. We successfully lifted all injunctive orders against our clients and the arbitration awards were favorable to our clients. 

Representation of Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies in both criminal and civil litigation in connection with a dispute with a former director re providing false statements to the government officer, and torts. (2020)

Representation of a major multinational oil and gas corporation in relation to a USD 15 million claim with the Ministry of Transport and the Administrative Court for additional compensation for land appropriation, challenging the order of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand. 2020

Representation of a publicly listed construction company in a dispute arising from the wrongful termination of a subcontract agreement in relation to the construction of a UHV plant project. The total amount of damages claimed was approximately THB 350 million (USD 10 million) (2017).

Representation of a major Thai airline in several civil matters, including the successful defense of a dispute in relation to a loan agreement involving the transfer of funds in China, Hong Kong and Thailand valued at THB 1,500 million (approximately USD 46.8 million). (2016-present)

Representation of a renewable energy company in international and domestic arbitrations and multi-jurisdiction litigation proceedings in relation to share purchase agreements.

Representation of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd., a renowned international insurance group and part of the third largest property insurance company in Japan, in insurance and re-insurance disputes before the Thai court and the TAI.


Sarocha Thongperm
Sarocha Thongperm Counsel
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners (Thailand)
Anirudh Krishnan
Founder Partner
AK Law Chambers (India)

Anirudh Krishnan
Anirudh Krishnan Founder Partner
AK Law Chambers (India)
Jeff Lane
Partner
Tanner De Witt (Hong Kong)

Jeff Lane
Jeff Lane Partner
Tanner De Witt (Hong Kong)
Kenny Lau
Counsel
Providence Law (Singapore)

Kenny Lau
Kenny Lau Counsel
Providence Law (Singapore)
Jeremy Lightfoot
Partner
Carey Olsen (Hong Kong)

Jeremy Lightfoot
Jeremy Lightfoot Partner
Carey Olsen (Hong Kong)
Simran Toor
Partner
Wong Partnership (Singapore)

Simran Toor
Simran Toor Partner
Wong Partnership (Singapore)
Elaine Wong
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills (Singapore)

Elaine Wong
Elaine Wong Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills (Singapore)
Edmund Bon Tai Soon
Head of Chambers
AmerBon Advocates (Malaysia)

Edmund Bon Tai Soon
Edmund Bon Tai Soon Head of Chambers
AmerBon Advocates (Malaysia)
Henry Tucker
Counsel
Carey Olsen (Hong Kong)

Henry Tucker
Henry Tucker Counsel
Carey Olsen (Hong Kong)
Ashish Chugh
Legal Principal
Baker McKenzie (Singapore)

Ashish Chugh
Ashish Chugh Legal Principal
Baker McKenzie (Singapore)
Poornima Hatti
Partner
Samvad Partners (India)

Poornima Hatti
Poornima Hatti Partner
Samvad Partners (India)
Danny Quah
Director
TSMP Law Corporation (Singapore)

Danny is the advocate you want representing you in the depths of a crisis. His calm and caring demeanour to his clients belies his sharp courtroom advocacy and adroit control of difficult situations and negotiations. As a consummate educator, he has a knack for making complex legal topics simple and is able to work effectively and creatively with both legal and business teams to resolve tricky business disputes.


Danny Quah
Danny Quah Director
TSMP Law Corporation (Singapore)
Ian De Witt
Partner
Tanner De Witt (Hong Kong)

Ian is a partner and head of our highly awarded Restructuring and Insolvency practice. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer in major legal publications including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal for more than a decade. An experienced litigator, Ian advises officeholders, shareholders, large multinationals, high net worth individuals and listed companies on insolvency, restructuring and litigation matters. He was recently selected by Asian Legal Business as one of the Top 50 Disputes Lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ian and his team have been involved in most of the major restructurings and insolvencies in the region over the past two decades, acting for liquidators, receivers, creditors, bondholders, financial institutions and directors across a wide range of sectors. His experience finding solutions for clients puts him at the forefront of the restructuring and insolvency legal market in Hong Kong. He is seen as a go-to advisor for companies and individuals in distress and works with a wide and established network of professionals in Hong Kong and abroad including in offshore jurisdictions.

Additionally, Ian advises on a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, high value fraud matters involving debt recovery, asset tracing and the enforcement of judgments, pre-emptive actions such as injunctions, court appointed receivers, and the appointment of provisional liquidators.

Over the years, Ian has acted in respect of investigations, regulatory matters and prosecutions carried out by the Police, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and various disciplinary committees.


Ian De Witt
Ian De Witt Partner
Tanner De Witt (Hong Kong)
Keith Han
Partner
Oon & Bazul LLP (Singapore)

Keith Han
Keith Han Partner
Oon & Bazul LLP (Singapore)

Agenda

Timings:

9.55am -12.30pm (BST) | 16.55pm - 19.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

9.55am -12.30pm (BST) | 16.55pm - 19.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

9.55am -12.30pm (BST) | 16.55pm - 19.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

9.55am (BST)
Audience Logon & Networking

16.55pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

10.00am (BST)
Chair’s Opening Remarks

17.00pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Kevin Hellard - Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery - Grant Thornton
10.05am (BST)
How do Different Countries Deal with Multi-Faceted Types of Fraud

17.05pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Belinda Tan - Partner - Grant Thornton Forensic Services Limited (Singapore)
Anirudh Krishnan - Founder Partner - AK Law Chambers (India)
Sarocha Thongperm - Counsel - Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners (Thailand)
Sudharsanan Thillainathan - Partner - Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership (Malaysia)
10.35am (BST)
Where does the IP go? Locating insolvency proceedings as a result of fraud

17.35pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Sheila Ng - Partner - Rajah & Tann (Singapore)
Sonali Mathur - Partner - AZB Partners (India)
Nawaz Kamil - Director, Head of Restructuring & Insolvency - Providence Law (Singapore)
11.05am (BST)
Panel Session Q&A

18.05pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

11.30am (BST)
Chair’s Summation & Networking

18.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Kevin Hellard - Practice Leader, Insolvency & Asset Recovery - Grant Thornton
12.30pm (BST)
Close of Event

19.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur/ HKT)

9.55am (BST)
Audience Logon & Networking

16.55pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

10.00am
Chair’s Opening Remarks

17.00pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Wendy Lin - Partner - Wong Partnership (Singapore)
10.05am
The Crucial First Few Hours

17.05pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Moses Park - Barrister - Liberty Chambers (Hong Kong)
Jeff Lane - Partner - Tanner De Witt (Hong Kong)
Jeremy Lightfoot - Partner - Carey Olsen (Hong Kong)
10.35am
Crossroads: The Right Legal Path with Inadequate Information

17.35pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
SeungMin Lee - Partner - Peter & Kim (South Korea)
Kenny Lau - Counsel - Providence Law (Singapore)
Farah Purwaningrum - Deputy Legal Manager - Lawyerindo (Indonesia)
Simran Toor - Partner - Wong Partnership (Singapore)
11.05am
Panel Session Q&A

18.05pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

11.30am
Chair’s Summation & Networking

18.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

12.30pm
Close of Event

19.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur/ HKT)

9.55am
Audience Logon & Networking

16.55pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

10.00am
Chair’s Opening Remarks

17.00pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Lee Shih - Partner - Lim Chee Wee Partnership (Malaysia)
10.05am
Catch me If you Can: What are the Latest Trends and How can FIRE Practitioners Keep Pace

17.05pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Elaine Wong - Partner - Herbert Smith Freehills (Singapore)
Edmund Bon Tai Soon - Head of Chambers - AmerBon Advocates (Malaysia)
Henry Tucker - Counsel - Carey Olsen (Hong Kong)
Ashish Chugh - Legal Principal - Baker McKenzie (Singapore)
Andrew Chiew Ean Vooi - Partner - Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill (Malaysia)
10.35am
Arms Race: How Effective are Other Practical Weapons in Combatting Fraud

17.35pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

Speakers:
Poornima Hatti - Partner - Samvad Partners (India)
Danny Quah - Director - TSMP Law Corporation (Singapore)
Ian De Witt - Partner - Tanner De Witt (Hong Kong)
Nakul Dewan SA - Barrister - Twenty Essex (Singapore)
11.05am
Panel Session Q&A

18.05pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

11.30am
Chair’s Summation & Networking

18.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

12.30pm
Close of Event

19.30pm (SGT/ Kuala Lumpur Time/ HKT)

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