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September 26, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM HKT

Overview (Program Summary)

Generative AI has provided us with infinite capabilities to create text, images, code, video, and sound. How can we effectively utilise AI, manage its output, and mitigate risks? Organizations are grappling with these questions as they develop their generative AI strategies, seeking the perfect balance between opportunities as well as legal and operational risks.

On 26 September 2023, we’re bringing together a range of experts from Bird & Bird and industry figures to explore what Generative AI has to offer and the practical steps organisations can take to harness its potential in a rapidly evolving legal landscape.



Tuesday, 26 September 2023


8.45 am


9.15 am

Opening Remarks

9.20 am  

Panel discussion - How Market Leaders are Embracing AI-Driven Innovations

Discussion on the power of AI in various industries and the ethical and legal implications of this technology on our lives.

Speakers: Tommie Lo, SL Ho and Hank Leung (Moderator)

10.20 am 

Short Break

10.30 am

Interacting with Generative AI: Insights from Legal Experts

Our speakers will take you through a spectrum of legal considerations when using AI technology. They will cover:

  • Intellectual Property issues arising from Gen-AI
  • The use of AI in legal cases and the potential risk of relying on AI to make decisions

Speakers: Victor Tse and Danny Leung

11.30 am

Short Break

11.40 am

Panel discussion: Practical strategies for employers adopting Generative AI

Speakers: Diana Purdy, Nathalie Sit and Elaine Yeung (Moderator)

12.40 pm

Closing Remarks - Bird & Bird Partner

12.45 pm

Sandwich Lunch and Networking

LocationBird & Bird Offices, 6/F, The Annex, Central Plaza, Hong Kong

CPD Point(s):

Hong Kong qualified lawyers are eligible to receive 3 CPD points for this seminar, subject to approval from the Law Society of Hong Kong.


Danny Leung: Partner, Bird & Bird 

Danny Leung is Partner in Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong office who specialises in complex commercial litigation, arbitration, regulatory investigations and anti-money laundering laws.

His commercial disputes practice spans financial services disputes, shareholders' disputes, fraud and asset recovery, employment, product liability, judicial review and contentious insolvency. In his regulatory investigations practice, he advises clients on a variety of regulatory issues, ranging from internal investigations and securities laws related investigations and disciplinary proceedings commenced by the authorities, to representing clients in settlement negotiations with the authorities.

Armed with over 20 years of experience gained from a leading international law firm and a red-circle PRC firm, and as senior legal counsel of a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Leung has valuable insights into issues that affect our clients deeply.

Diana Purdy: Partner, Bird & Bird 

Diana Purdy is Partner leading the Greater China Employment team comprising lawyers in Hong Kong and China. She has 25 years of experience handling the full range of employment matters, including contentious terminations, investigations, discrimination claims, restrictive covenants, employment litigation, executive contracts, data privacy, restructuring and APAC regional projects.

Ms. Purdy has counselled companies across a range of industry sectors, including technology, financial services, logistics, pharmaceuticals, aviation, manufacturing, education, entertainment, hospitality and media.

In addition to having worked both as a litigator and advisory lawyer in private practice, Ms. Purdy spent 7 years working for a global bank as Head of Employment, Asia Pacific. As a result, she is able to bring to the table a breadth and depth of insight which clients find valuable.

Elaine Yeung, Senior Managing Associate, Bird & Bird

Elaine Yeung is Senior Managing Associate in Bird & Bird’s Employment team based in Hong Kong. She has over 10 years of experience in advising employers across different sectors on all aspects of employment legal and regulatory issues, such as large-scale restructurings, negotiated terminations, employment litigation, data privacy, incentive schemes as well as retirement schemes.

Ms. Yeung has hands-on experience in defending claims at the Labour Tribunal and higher courts up to the Court of Final Appeal, and handling complaints to the Equal Opportunities Commission and other regulators.
Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Ms. Yeung was the in-house employment legal counsel to two of the largest employers in Hong Kong and before that she worked in the employment team in another international law firm.
Ms. Yeung is a dually qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and as an attorney in New York.

Hank Leung, Partner, Bird & Bird

Hank is a Partner in our China intellectual property team based in Hong Kong. Clients approach him for guidance on all aspects of brand and product design protection, enforcement and monetisation in China and across the APAC region.

Hank specialises in brand protection and transactional IP matters, with a focus on trademark, product design and copyright for clients in the media, entertainment & sports and consumer & retail sectors. Hank regularly advises clients on identification, protection, registration and enforcement of their IP rights. Hank also advises clients on legal issues relating to the commercialisation and internationalisation of IP/IT assets including management of IP portfolios, advising on licensing and franchising strategies across Asia.

Hank has extensive experience advising leading gaming companies, esports leagues and teams in the area of IP protection and regulatory compliance. I am also involved in innovative legal issues such as NFT in gaming and in-game sponsorships and advertising.

Nathalie Sit, Associate, Bird & Bird

Nathalie is an Associate in the Greater China Employment team based in Hong Kong. She advises and represents clients on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

Nathalie has experience handling contentious employment matters and assisting clients in pursuing / defending claims in the Labour Tribunal and the High Court. Some of these claims include pregnancy, sex, and disability discrimination, breach of restrictive covenants, breach of the terms of employment contracts, constructive dismissal, wrongful and unlawful dismissal, as well as employee's embezzlement of monies. Nathalie has also assisted in various investigations into employees' misconduct such as sexual harassment, assault, and bullying.

On the advisory side, she regularly advises clients on proposed redundancies, manage staff departures, advise on restrictive covenants, draft and review employment contracts, employee handbooks and policies of companies.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Nathalie handled, alongside employment matters, general commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes in another international law firm. This has enabled her to offer clients a unique perspective. 

SL Ho, Head of Digital Innovation at Cathay

Entrepreneurial IT professional with 16 years of corporate and startup experience and Greater China & regional exposure, with proven record of successful innovation & digital transformation projects across different industries and organizations.


Tommie Lo, CEO of Preface

Tommie is the founder and CEO of Preface, a global tech-enabling company that provides technology training and content to help individuals and businesses stay ahead in today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world. Preface has an international presence in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and London, delivering tech education and upskilling to adults, kids, and global MNCs including AXA and HSBC. Disrupting traditional education, Preface is re-engineering the learning experience with technology whilst re-designing the concept of classrooms through decentralisation. Merging learning and lifestyle into one, Preface also operates Preface Coffee & Wine in Central and Causeway Bay. With his innovative business solutions, Tommie is the recipient of numerous awards from the entrepreneurial community and international media.

Victor Tse, Partner, Bird & Bird

Victor Tse is Partner in Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property group in Hong Kong and advises clients utilising unique skills as a patent attorney, contentious IP lawyer, and a scientist.

Mr. Tse specialises in IP matters in China and Hong Kong and has handled patent matters involving a wide range of technologies – including artificial intelligence, software/electronics, fintech, gaming, medical equipment/devices, telecommunications, advanced materials, complex machinery, and fast moving consumer products.
As a patent attorney (qualified in Australia), Mr. Tse has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent and design applications around the world.




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