ICC YAAF: Navigating the challenges and strategies for venture capital funds in equity investment disputes

27 May 2024

Hong Kong English
Start: 18:30 (Event’s time zone) - End: 20:30 (Event’s time zone)

We will decipher the issues in arbitrations brought by venture capital funds when they seek to exit from an equity investment. Our panel will share their insights and vast experience with unique perspectives from arbitrators, counsel (both international counsel and local counsel) and quantum experts.

Join us for an in depth discussion on various issues arising from international arbitration cases where venture capital funds seek to exit from their investment.

Topics to be discussed include: (1) managing the parties expectations of the arbitration process; (2) working out a timetable with effective control and efficiency; (3) obtaining securities / freezing orders; (4) preparing for the hearings and cross-examination / expert conferencing; and (5) the useful mechanisms and procedure under the ICC Rules of Arbitration that facilitate the process.

(Hong Kong Time Zone)

18:30 - 18:35

Welcome remarks

  • Adela Mao, ICC YAAF Representative North Asia, Barrister-at-law, Hong Kong

18:35 - 19:45

Navigating the challenges and strategies for venture capital funds in equity investment disputes 

  • Ernest Yang, Partner, DLA Piper, Hong Kong
  • Victor Dawes , Senior Counsel, Temple Chambers, Hong Kong
  • Chungang Dong, Partner, Jingtian Gongcheng Law Firm, Beijing
  • Cheng-Yee Khong, Client Relations Director, HKA, Hong Kong

19:45 - 20:00

Q&A Session

20:00 - 20:30

Networking drinks

Victor Dawes

Senior Counsel, Temple Chambers, Hong Kong

Chungang Dong

Parnter, Jingtian Gongcheng Law Firm, Beijing

Cheng-Yee Khong

Client Relations Director, HKA, Hong Kong

Ernest Yang

Partner, DLA Piper, Hong Kong

Venue DLA Piper Hong Kong, 25th Floor, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
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Vera He

Deputy Director, Arbitration & ADR, North Asia



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