Overview (Program Summary)
Please join us for the presentation with experts from Shearman & Sterling, Asia Regional Managing Partner and Head of Greater China Lorna Chen, Capital Markets Partner Wanda Woo and Counsel Hae-Ran Song, and Investment Funds Counsel Anil Motwani to provide their insights on the following key topics:
- US SEC and HK SFC regulatory attention to:
o How ESG factors are integrated into the investment process of a fund manager and how this is disclosed;
o The allocation of ESG-related expenses; and
o The standardization of terminology and metrics and the use of third-party ESG scoring providers
- ESG regulatory developments from the perspectives of the HK Stock Exchange and, by analogy, the US stock markets
- Expected course of regulatory approaches in other jurisdictions (EU/UK and Singapore) and expected response by industry participants
Asia Regional Managing Partner and Head of Greater China, Shearman & Sterling
Apart from serving as regional leader, Lorna Chen is also a member of the firm’s Executive Group. Lorna founded and leads our asset management and investment funds practice in Asia. Lorna has 25 years of experience across the United States, Europe and Asia in the corporate law area, including 20 years in the investment funds and private equity field. She advises clients in the structuring, restructuring, formation and operation of alternative investment products, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, funds of funds, project funds and co-investment structures. She has extensive experience in cross-border transactions representing top global institutional clients such as the world's major sovereign wealth funds, wealth management platforms, commercial and policy banks, insurance companies, as well as family offices and start-up companies. Lorna is a frequent speaker at major regional conferences and is regularly interviewed by the financial media in Asia. She has also been consistently rated a leading lawyer by various independent ranking publications.
Partner, Capital Markets, Shearman & Sterling
Wanda Woo is a partner in the Capital Markets practice and focuses on Hong Kong capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, share placings, rights offerings, bond offerings, and other corporate compliance work associated with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Wanda has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters in these transactions, counseling clients on HKSE listing rules, and working with top-tier investment banks.
Counsel, Capital Markets, Shearman & Sterling
Hae-Ran Song is a counsel in Capital Markets practice. She has represented both issuers and underwriters in a wide range of corporate finance transactions. Her experience includes public and private U.S. and international offerings of common stock, high yield debt, investment-grade debt and convertible bonds and initial public offerings, and also advises various corporate clients on the U.S. federal securities laws and general corporate matters. Hae-Ran represents corporate and financial institution clients including CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, Greenko Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank.
Counsel, Investment Funds, Shearman & Sterling
Anil Motwani is a counsel in the Investment Funds practice and focuses on advising Asia-based sponsors on the formation and operation of private funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, as well as hedge funds. He is experienced in structuring funds that invest across China, India and other Asian markets, as well as globally. He has represented institutional investors in their global alternative investments, including sovereign wealth funds, family offices and the alternative investment arms of major banks. Anil is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Date: Thursday, 11 August 2022
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Webinar links will be sent upon registration
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