Webinar: Resumption of Trading Applications and Corporate Internal Investigations – A forensics and legal perspective
Event Code : 20230426


The topics we will examine include:

- Latest trends of Hong Kong listed company internal investigations

- Latest regulatory requirements and challenges in resumption of trading applications

- Dramatis personae in a prolonged suspension

- Legal professional privilege and internal investigations

- Forensic research report on listed companies

- Investigation methodologies and challenges

- Cases studies and practical tips


Mr. Desmond Yu – Partner, MinterEllison LLP

Desmond has over 25 years of extensive experience in regulatory matters and complex commercial litigation, with a focus on contentious financial services and regulatory matters, including compliance and governance matters, statutory/confidential investigations, disciplinary proceedings and statutory public inquiries, and financial services and securities related criminal matters.  More recently, focusing on resumption of trading applications after prolonged suspension, and corporate investigations arising from alleged accounting irregularities, severe internal control failures and/or misfeasance.

Desmond represents a wide spectrum of clients, including international conglomerates, state-owned enterprises, publicly listed companies, financial institutions and fund managers, high net-worth individuals, and participants of all levels in the financial industry. Desmond handles matters involving financial regulators (such as The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited), statutory bodies (such as the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Securities and Futures Commission, and Accounting and Financial Reporting Council) and other law enforcement agencies (such as the Commercial Crime Bureau and Financial Intelligence and Investigation Bureau of the HK Police and the Independent Commission Against Corruption). 
Desmond's experience makes him one of the rare bilingual experts in this area of practice in Hong Kong.

Mr. Barry Tong – Partner, Grant Thornton Hong Kong

Barry Tong is a Partner of Advisory Services at Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited, a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. He is also the National Leader of Forensic Investigation Services and the Leading Partner of Agricultural and Food Industry at Grant Thornton China.  As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over two decades, Barry is also a Board Director of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI) and the President of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of the Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud and forensic organization with over 90,000 members globally. Barry has testified as an expert witness in Hong Kong Courts and has involved in numerous Dispute Resolution, Restructuring and Forensic Investigation since 1998.

CPD Hours:
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