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September 27, 2023 | 12:25 PM - 2:00 PM HKT

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ACC Hong Kong

Generative AI holds significant transformative potential for the legal profession and is already being adopted for use by some of the world’s major law firms and by many legal tech vendors.

ChatGPT hit the world by storm in late 2022 and is the best known, general, open source generative AI large language model (LLM). “Harvey”, Counsel AI’s proprietary generative AI platform built on GPT-4 and developed specifically for lawyers is the best example of a LLM relevant to the legal profession. There are no Harvey demos available on the internet, and PwC is the only one of the Big 4 licensed to use Harvey, so come along to this exclusive ACC HK session if you’re interested in seeing Harvey in action.

But generative AI technologies like Harvey and ChatGPT are not the only game in town that can modernise and transform the way you practice law in-house. Leading GC’s in Hong Kong have already implemented different legal tech solutions ranging from intake & triage systems to legal operations, contract lifecycle management, document management, matter management and knowledge management solutions to name a few. Hear first-hand from three forward-thinking GCs about their views on legal tech, and the efficiency and cost-saving benefits that such investment delivers both their in-house legal team and their internal business clients.

This is a not-to-be-missed event. Register now as places are limited.

Sharyn Ch’ang, NewLaw Leader

Sharyn Ch’ang is PwC Hong Kong’s NewLaw Leader and a founding Director of PwC’s Asia Pacific NewLaw team.

With an extensive global career including as a law firm partner and general counsel, Sharyn understands the reality of legal practice, and works with Chief Legal Officers, General Counsels and their teams as a transformation adviser, assisting them to deliver higher value legal work, whilst leveraging legal tech, generative AI and innovation to improve internal operational efficiencies and cost-effectiveness.

When Sharyn was in-house, she served on the ACC Hong Kong Board for a decade including as President.

Vincent Ng, Head of Public Affairs

Vincent Ng is the General Counsel and Head of Public Affairs at Klook, an Asia-based travel platform. As the first lawyer at Klook, he established the legal and compliance function with eight professionals in a year. During the Covid pandemic, Vincent led the legal team to support various company initiatives, pivoting into new businesses that sustained the growth of the company.

Prior to joining Klook, Vincent has years of experience in hotel management transactions in Asia with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. He is trained as a capital markets and M&A lawyer, having worked at Deutsche Bank’s in-house legal team and also Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Bernard Tan, Chief Counsel, Integrated Regulatory Office

Bernard Tan is Chief Counsel, Integrated Regulatory Office (IRO) at SAP, a market leader in enterprise cloud services and application software with customers across more than 180 countries. He co-leads a global cross-department program designed to make regulatory compliance of SAP Cloud products scalable and sustainable. Prior to IRO, Bernard was Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity at SAP and co-led SAP’s Cybersecurity Legal function. Bernard is a director of ACC Hong Kong and has served as an IAPP KnowledgeNet Hong Kong Chapter Co-Chair. Bernard graduated from Stanford Law School with an LLM degree in Law Science & Technology and has an MSc degree and an LLB degree from the National University of Singapore. He also holds IAPP CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPP/A and CIPM certifications.

Laurence Rudge, General Counsel

Laurence Rudge is the General Counsel at Li & Fung, a multinational supply chain solutions company. Laurence has been based in Hong Kong for over 20 years, working as a partner at Slaughter and May until 2015 before moving in-house to join L&F.

Laurence leads a team that advises the business on commercial contracts, corporate and financing transactions, regulatory issues and disputes.

The legal team has recently led a project to introduce a new AI-driven contract management platform. The go-live date was 17 August and Laurence looks forward to sharing his early experiences as a proud father of a newborn platform.



Wednesday, 27 September 2023


12.25 pm to 12.30 pm - Registration 

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm - Light Lunch

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Presentation 


PwC Hong Kong, 21st Floor Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark Building, 15 Queen’s Road, Central

CPD Point(s):

Hong Kong qualified lawyers are eligible to receive 1 CPD point for this seminar, subject to approval from the Law Society of Hong Kong.