The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law

The Law Society (“Society”) and Hong Kong Academy of Law (“Academy”) organised a total of 25 seminars in March with a total of 1,251 participants.

One of the 25 seminars was “From Internet Investigation to Digital Forensic” held on 1 March. The seminar discussed how technical investigators would conduct investigations and the proper way to preserve digital evidence in different stages through the illustration of the investigative model. The speakers were Mr. Michael Kwan, CEO of the Asia Pacific Internet Centre Limited and Mr. Alan Chiu, Member of the InnoTech Committee of the Society. The seminar attracted 72 participants.

The Society organised two seminars entitled “Trying Corporate Actors – a Critique of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPAs”)” (“first seminar”) and “The Misuse of Corporate Vehicles: Concealing (and Revealing) Beneficial Ownership” (“second seminar”) jointly with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries on 12 March. The first seminar discussed the use of DPAs in the U.K. and the proposed scheme of DPAs in Australia, and the relationship between DPAs and criminal liability. The second seminar discussed the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to combat the misuse of corporate vehicles and the transparency initiatives adopted in the European Union, Australia and Hong Kong.

Professor Liz Campbell, Francine McNiff Chair of Criminal Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia was the speaker of the seminars. Professor C.K. Low, Associate Professor in Corporate Law, CUHK Business School was the moderator of the first seminar. The two seminars attracted a total of 280 participants.

Mr. Alan Chiu, Member of InnoTech Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong (left) and Mr. Michael Kwan, CEO, Asia Paci c Internet Centre Limited (right)

Professor Liz Campbell, Francine McNiff Chair of Criminal Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia (left) and Professor C.K. Low, Associate Professor in Corporate Law, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (right)

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