Event

Company Law Update: 28 May 2021 (Friday), 2.30pm to 5.45pm

Date: 28 May 2021 (Friday) 
Time: 2.30pm to 5.45pm (registration starts from 2.15pm)
Organiser: Professional Development Resources Centre Limited
Speakers: Tara Liao, Barrister-at-law, Denis Chang’s Chambers
Keith Cheung, Barrister-at-law, Denis Chang’s Chambers
Format: Live seminar
CPD Points: 3 CPD points awarded by the Law Society of Hong Kong
Venue:  10/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Fee: HK$570 (standard fee) or HK$520 (for early bird that enrols and pays one week before the event date)

If you wish to attend this course, please visit http://www.cpdcentre.org/forthcoming-seminars 

Programme

In this seminar, the speakers will review key principles and developments in the following areas of company law:

(1) Company meetings;
(2) Members’ statutory right to inspect documents
(3) Unfair prejudice/just and equitable winding up petitions and derivative actions
(4) The reflective loss principle
(5) Injunctions restraining the presentation of winding up petitions
(6) Creditor’s winding up actions and arbitration

 


Tara Liao


Tara is ranked a Leading Junior (Tier 2) in Commercial Disputes by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021. She appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the District Court and in arbitrations with a focus on commercial injunctions, shareholders’ disputes, company, insolvency, civil fraud, trust and cross-border disputes. She also has experience in land, competition, insurance and regulatory cases. Tara is a Committee member of HK45, an active young arbitration practitioners group in Asia.

Prior to joining the Bar in 2015, Tara was a solicitor in an international law firm specializing in commercial litigation and regulatory matters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in PRC laws from Peking University and has passed the PRC National Judicial Examination.

Disclaimer: This event is organised solely by Professional Development Resources Centre Limited. Please note that any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Covid-19 and Denis Chang’s Chambers (“DCC”) cannot guarantee that participants will not be exposed while in attendance at the event. Except as otherwise noted, the views expressed at this event are the views of the speaker only and do not represent the opinions of any other Member or employee of DCC.


Presenters

Tara Liao

“A very sharp and forceful advocate; a case with her is in safe hands.” Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021, Commercial Disputes – Leading Junior (Tier 2)
 

Tara appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the District Court and in arbitrations with a focus on commercial injunctions, shareholders’ disputes, company, insolvency, civil fraud, trust and cross-border disputes. She also has experience in land, competition, insurance and regulatory cases.

She is a committee member of HK45, an active young arbitration practitioners group in Asia. She is experienced in arbitration-related Court proceedings such as stay applications and applications for interim injunctions in aid of arbitration.

Prior to joining the Bar in 2015, she was a solicitor in an international law firm specialising in commercial litigation and regulatory matters. She holds a bachelor degree in PRC laws from Peking University and has passed the PRC National Judicial Examination.


Keith Cheung
Prior to joining the Bar in 2020, Keith qualified as a solicitor with a major international law firm in Hong Kong. In that role he has advised clients on transactional, advisory and contentious matters.


These matters cover issues in corporate governance, shareholder rights and remedies, commercial contracts, insolvency, arbitration, contentious and advisory trusts and intellectual property. Since embarking on his practice as a barrister, Keith has continued to develop his practice in these and other areas.

Keith has also received awards from international and domestic mooting competitions. In particular, he was the first Hong Kong recipient of the Best Speaker Award from the Essex Court Chambers-Singapore Academy of Law International Mooting Competition (a competition for practitioners). During his studies, he has also received awards for trial advocacy.

Keith is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.


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