Global Speakers

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Suegene Ang


WongPartnership Myanmar Limited.

Myanmar HR Employment Law

Topic: Key Strategies To Manage Termination And Retrenchment In Compliance With The Employment Act

Suegene is based in WongPartnership’s Yangon office. She regularly advises on a broad range of legal issues, including commercial and contractual matters, joint ventures, market entry, regulatory and compliance issues, corporate governance, issues relating to land, intellectual property, and employment law. Suegene is recognised as a Rising Star for her work in Myanmar by IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, and as a ranked lawyer in Myanmar by Chambers Asia-Pacific.

WongPartnership Myanmar is recognised and recommended by major legal publications in the areas of Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial and Corporate, General Business Law, and Projects (including Energy).



Patrick Tay Teck Guan

Assistant Secretary-General

National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

Singapore HR Employment Law

Panel Discussion: Latest Employment Law Issues And How These Latest Updates Has Impacted The Employers

Patrick Tay is the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC and also Director of NTUC’s Legal Services Department. He has been representing the Labour Movement in all the tripartite workgroups to review/update employment and industrial relations legislation and has been pivotal in lobbying for the many changes to manpower related laws and policies in Singapore. He Co-Chairs with MAS the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee and is also the Executive Secretary for the Banking & Financial Services Union and Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union. As legal adviser to NTUC-affiliated unions in Singapore, he has advised and represented numerous unions/members in complex and contentious labour/employment issues, dispute resolution, conciliation and in the Industrial Arbitration Court.

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Allister Tan


Drew & Napier LLC

Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: Discover Latest Updates On Employment Act To Avoid Employment Breach

Allister was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2007 and was also subsequently admitted to the Malaysian and Singapore Bar in 2008 and 2015 respectively. Allister is now a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department of RPC Premier Law.

Allister has a diverse practice focusing on international arbitration, commercial and insolvency litigation, employment litigation as well as banking litigation.

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Fatim Jumabhoy


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: The Transfer Of Employment And Post Acquisition Integration: A Practical Perspective On Managing M&A Activity Across The Region

Fatim leads the top ranked Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives team based in Singapore and is recognised as a leading employment law expert  for  her wealth of experience advising senior executives, partners and businesses on all aspects of employment law. Prior to moving to Singapore, Fatim practised as a employment law barrister in London.

Fatim’s work is international in focus specialising in cross-border employment mandates, including both advisory and disputes . She has particular expertise in large-scale investigations and terminations. Fatim also advises on employment issues connected with corporate transactions related to restructurings and M&A transactions.

Fatrim’s clientele spans a wide range of different sectors including banking, technology, energy and mining sectors.

Fatim also provides extensive training to HR teams, in-house counsel and managers on a wide variety of topics, including performance management, discrimination (covering mandatory training in India and South Korea), international mobility, restraint of trade clauses and general employment law updates across Asia.

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Jenny Tsin


WongPartnership LLP

Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: Implementing Proper Grievance Handling To Prevent Labor Court Disputes

Jenny Co-Head, Employment Practice Group- significant experience in all aspects of employment law, including drafting, advisory, training and managing employment related disputes. Partner in Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice and Partner in Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice.

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Max Ng

Managing Director

Gateway Law Corporation

Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: Protecting Trade Secrets

Max currently manages the regional law practice at Gateway Law Corporation and Gateway IP Services. Headquartered in Singapore, Gateway is a specialist regional practice with people and associated offices in Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, other ASEAN countries, and in Hong Kong. Gateway has shown itself to be a practice that is dynamic and aggressive, growing very strongly in recent years.

Its strengths are in its intellectual property practice, technology and communications, fintech, privacy and data protection, franchising, media, entertainment law and the arts, as well as its niche dispute resolution and corporate practices. It has also recently added real estate, employment, medico-legal and private education regulatory practice capabilities as well.

Gateway has been recognised in leading publications such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, and its lawyers have also been recognised in Chambers Asia, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Legal Who’s Who and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Max’s legal expertise includes trade marks, patents, copyright and other forms of intellectual property litigation; licensing, franchising, fintech, crypto-currencies and blockchain technologies, art and entertainment law. Max handles both contentious and non-contentious legal work.

Max is admitted to practice in Singapore, Malaysia, England and Wales. He is also listed as a leading lawyer in numerous publications, including Legal Who’s Who, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Legal Who’s Who Singapore (by Asia Legal Business), Chambers Asia and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

He is also the lead author of the book “Intellectual Property”, by Lexis Nexis.

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Astrid CIPPE

Of Counsel

LPA Singapore

Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: Managing A Global Workforce

Astrid has more than 12 years’ experience in offering key strategic execution for the end-to-end management of worldwide long and short-term assignments, permanent transfers, localisations and repatriations.

Prior to joining LPA, she was a Senior Manager and Attorney-at-Law at PwC Tax and Legal in Paris. She has been also a consultant in the European Social Mission attached to the President of EDF for lobbying in Brussels and Paris. She advised MNCs and SMEs as a senior specialist in Global Mobility and Compliance and as an International Employment Structuring Expert. She was designated as an EURES Expert Trainer for the European Commission.

Astrid holds a Ph.D. in International and European Law (Highest Honours & Publication Prize) from Paris II, Pantheon-Assas University, a Master of Advanced studies in Management of Social Transformations from SciencesPo Paris; a Research Master in Employment and Social Law and a Master in Economic Science and Social Management (Employment Policy and HR) from Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

She is qualified in France (Attorney-At-Law, Paris Bar) and for the last three years has volunteered at the Pro Bono Services of the Singapore Law Society.

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Shaun Leong


Eversheds Harry Elias

Singapore HR Employment Law


  • Managing And Arbitrating Cross Border Employment Disputes – Key Aspects That Corporate Counsel Should Know
  • Roundtable Discussion On The Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies
  • How To Craft Excellent Internal Labor Rules

Upon graduating with First Class Honours, Shaun served as a Justices’ Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court. After a year of service, Shaun was sworn into a judicial role as a Magistrate and Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court. For 5 years in the Supreme Court, Shaun heard and decided many matters in a wide range of complex commercial disputes. Shaun’s written decisions have been widely cited and endorsed. Shaun was the Head of the Court of Appeal Section in the Supreme Court Registry, and was involved in the management of many complex commercial appeals, such as the arbitral dispute in PT First Media TBK v Astro Nusantara International BV. He was integrally involved in the establishment of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) as Secretariat of the SICC Committee. His experience includes a placement with the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Shaun was awarded the Singapore Academy of Law Overseas Scholarship for a placement with the UK Bar’s magic circle set Essex Court Chambers in London. In addition, Shaun has had magic circle litigation training in London.

Shaun practices as a Dispute Resolution Lawyer and International Commercial Arbitration Specialist with global law firm Eversheds Sutherland Harry Elias with offices in 68 cities worldwide. Eversheds, is ranked number 1 globally by Acritas’ UK Law Firm Brand Index 2019, as decided by more than 500 legal counsel. Shaun focuses on cross-border complex commercial disputes seated across both common and civil law jurisdictions. He provides representation and strategic advice for clients engaged in international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution at international commercial courts. Shaun is a contributing author to the leading arbitral text, Singapore International Arbitration Law and Practice (2nd Ed), and the Singapore Civil Procedure (“The White Book”), in charge of the chapters relating to international arbitration and the SICC.

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Amarjit Kaur



Singapore HR Employment Law

Panel Discussion: Latest Employment Law Issues And How These Latest Updates Has Impacted The Employers

I am a commercial disputes lawyer and have acted in high-value and complex litigation and international arbitration matters. I have represented Fortune 500 companies and ultra-high net-worth individuals in large scale professional negligence / construction disputes. I have guided executives and companies through complex employment issues, and am a front-runner in training and performing cultural assessments on #MeToo and diversity issues. I was recognized by the Singapore Business Review in 2017 as one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers aged 40 and under.

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Ronald JJ Wong


Covenant Chambers LLC

Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: Key Strategies To Manage Termination And Retrenchment In Compliance With The Employment Act

Ronald JJ Wong believes that lawyering is about serving people to bring justice, well-being and peace. Formerly from a Big Four firm, he handles commercial disputes and advises on transactions.

He has advised and represented institutional and individual clients in a broad range of disputes including international multi-million-dollar investment claims, corporate shareholder disputes, construction disputes, employment disputes, insolvency-related claims, and competition law litigation.

He also advises corporations and startups alike on commercial transactions, investments, acquisitions, legal issues arising from innovative technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, token sales, data management, intellectual property, and digital payments.

He has been lauded “as very sound, very calm, very clever and a great advocate”. Recently, he was attached to South Square Chambers, a leading set of English commercial and insolvency law barristers in London. He also advocates for social justice and acts pro bono for marginalised persons.

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Abam Mambo-Doh

Legal & Compliance Leader


Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: Inclusion And Diversity

Abam Mambo-Doh is a global leader with experience in employment law, ethics and risk management. As regional Ethics and Compliance Officer for a Fortune 500 Pharma company, she oversees the strategy and implementation of the region’s governance framework. A lawyer by background, Abam spent nine years advising executives and HR professionals on fair employment practices, inclusion and diversity, and change management.

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Ai Leen Tan

Senior Legal Counsel

Singapore HR Employment Law

Panel Discussion: Latest Employment Law Issues And How These Latest Updates Has Impacted The Employers

Tan Ai Leen is currently the Senior Legal Counsel, Asia/Pacific (ex. China) of Labour and Employment and Litigation , handling L&E matters in the region. She was formerly the Registrar of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) where she headed the legal team of SIAC, which has charge of the administration of all cases filed with SIAC.  Ms Tan has worked as an international arbitration lawyer in various international law firms where she handled construction and investment treaty arbitration disputes and also as a litigation/labour counsel in an American multinational corporation. Ms Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997.


Maria Crabb

Director of Employee and Labour Relations

Johnson & Johnson

Singapore HR Employment Law

Singapore HR Employment Law Roundtable Discussion: Restrictive Covenants: When Can It Be Considered Reasonable? 

Maria Crabb is an Australian and UK Admitted Solicitor with 12+ years’ experience in employment law, industrial and employee relations. She is a fluent Spanish speaker with strong HR advisory background, including complex investigations, non-compete matters, dispute resolution, policy management, enterprise bargaining negotiations and ER/employment law compliance

She regularly advises on employment-related issues across SEA, ANZ, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India ensuring pragmatic advice is provided with a commercial focus. Her role also includes setting and delivering the employee and labour relations strategy in these markets.

She also has hands-on experience by working closely with senior stakeholders in different industries (FMCG, Transport & Logistics, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices) on ER/HR generalist matters.

Her experience across APAC includes acquisitions, divestitures, organisational change as well as building manager capability through training programs which impact business outcomes.

Other areas of expertise include advising on all aspects of discrimination law, safety obligations, and conflict resolution.

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Nadia Moynihan


August Law Corporation

Singapore HR Employment Law

Singapore HR Employment Law Roundtable Discussion: Harassment At The Workplace

Nadia’s practice focuses on commercial and employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. She has advised in-house legal and HR departments and represented both companies and employees in a wide range of employment disputes including claims for breach of non-compete and confidentiality clauses, wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment, workmen’s compensation and unpaid salary/benefits and also has experience assisting parties in negotiating termination agreements and redundancy payouts.

Nadia also has considerable experience drafting, reviewing and advising on employment contracts, employee handbooks and internal policy frameworks.

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Jasmine Karimi

Head of Legal, APAC

Avanos Medical

Singapore HR Employment Law

Panel Discussion: Latest Employment Law Issues And How These Latest Updates Has Impacted The Employers

A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, Jasmine has worked in law firms and MNCs in the US, UK, Canada, Hong Kong & Singapore, across diverse sectors (Media, Manufacturing, Luxury Retail and Healthcare). Currently, she is the Head of Legal for Avanos Medical, an NYSE listed medical technology company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough medical device solutions for Pain Management and Chronic Care to improve patients’ quality of life.

A frequently invited public speaker at industry and professional forums globally, Jasmine has an LL.B. (Hons) from the U.K., and an LLM specializing in IP law from Canada. She is admitted to practice law in England & Wales, Singapore, Canada, and Hong Kong. A firm believer in giving back, Jasmine is the immediate past President of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association (now ACC Hong Kong). She is currently the co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Women’s Task Force, sits on the Board of ACC Singapore and also serves on the SIAC Users Council. Jasmine has been named as one of the leading influential in-house lawyers in business in Asia in The Legal 500: Corporate Counsel 100 Asia and featured in the inaugural edition of the World’s Leading General Counsels book.

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Mervyn Cheong


Advocatus Law LLP

Singapore HR Employment Law

Topic: Tripartite Guidelines On Fair Employment Practices

Mervyn graduated from the National University of Singapore, Law School, with a LL.B. (2nd Upper Class), in 2008, and has since devoted much of his legal career dealing with a variety of areas including commercial law, company law, restructuring and insolvency law, criminal law, white collar crime, employment law and intellectual property law.

Apart from being a quick-witted litigator, Mervyn honed his commercial awareness during his stint as an in-house legal counsel in an international bank. He was responsible for advising the bank on its retail businesses and operations in Singapore, including contract negotiations and drafting, trade mark protection, regulatory compliance matters and staff conduct investigations.

In September 2019, Mervyn successfully completed and obtained the Specialist Certificate in Intangible Assets Management, which was administered by the training arm of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

Mervyn has been outstanding in his criminal law practice at a young age. He had conduct of the first ever successful Innocence Project case in Singapore, and represented accused persons involved in high profile cases such as the 2012 SMRT bus drivers’ strike case, and the 2015 SEA Games football match-fixing corruption case.

Mervyn was also an adjunct instructor with the National University of Singapore, Law School, from July 2016 to July 2019, teaching in the school’s Legal Skills Programme, which is a compulsory core module for all first year undergraduate students in the Law School.

Outside of the legal landscape, Mervyn is a certified self-defence instructor. He is also a Board member of the Audit and the HR Committees of Fei Yue Community Services, which is one of Singapore’s largest not-for-profit voluntary welfare organization established since 1991.

Mervyn is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin.

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Daniel Soo


Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

Singapore HR Employment Law

Singapore HR Employment Law Roundtable Discussion: Singaporean First: Is The New Fair Consideration Framework Beneficial To Singapore Labor Markets In The Long Run?

International arbitration and litigation lawyer with a focus on cross-border disputes, technology, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and data protection.

He has advised on a range of non-contentious matters, especially employment law, licensing and IP agreements and data protection compliance and enforcement.

He has successfully led several cases including appeals, trials and applications before the International Court of Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and the Singapore High Court.

His clients include large multinational corporations, private equity funds, as well as start-ups and individuals from a range of industries including telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, education and media.

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Sarita Misir

Vice President, Group Legal

Fullerton Health

Singapore HR Employment Law


  • Singapore HR Employment Law Roundtable Discussion: Managing Disciplinary Procedures
  • Panel Discussion : Managing Labor Issues During The M&A Process

Sarita is a transactional and technology lawyer practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets and information technology law, with a passion for employment law.

She is currently Senior Vice President, Global Legal at a major Asia-focused international healthcare company, where she acts as the legal lead for global M&A, capital markets and healthcare tech, and helps to fulfil the purpose of providing affordable and accessible care for all in Asia Pacific. She also manages strategy for complex dispute-related matters, having originally “cut her teeth” as a litigator before moving to the corporate transactional world.

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Abha Joshi

Employee Relations APAC


Singapore HR Employment Law

Panel Discussion: Latest Employment Law Issues And How These Latest Updates Has Impacted The Employers

Abha Joshi has over 15 years of experience in Compliance, Policy Development, Legal, Commercial and Transactional, Driving Regulatory Compliance Programs, Risk, Compliance Trainings for Corporate Governance. She has a deep understanding & experience of Asian legal systems especially employment and labor regulations in Asia Pacific including India, China, North Asia, South East Asia and ANZ.

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Fahrul S. Yusuf


SSEK Legal Consultants

Indonesia HR Employment Law

Panel Discussion: Managing Labor Issues During The M&A Process 

Fahrul S. Yusuf has more than 17 years experiences with SSEK Legal Consultants. He focuses on foreign investment, corporate law and legal advice. They have been an Asian-MENA Counsel Indonesian Law Firm of the Year every year since 2009. Their partners and foreign legal advisors are widely recognized as leaders in their fields of practice by top independent legal publications such as Chambers Global and Chambers Asia, Who’s Who, International Financial Law Review, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Asia Law & Practice. Our award-winning lawyers handle the largest, most complex deals in Indonesia, from restructurings and acquisitions to employment agreements, oil and gas deals, and shipping cases.

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Arif Gaffar

Managing Partner

Gaffar & Co

Indonesia HR Employment Law

Topic: Overview Of Latest Updates On Indonesia Employment Law For Foreign Investor / Business Operations

Arif is our firm founding and Managing Partner, with his extensive experience and broad knowledge on legal matters for over a decade, Arif focusing his practice on commercial law area.

Arif has been successfully involved and represents clients in numerous action which includes merger and acquisition, property law, offshore loan transaction, investment and company structuring, company liquidation, employment and commercial dispute settlement matters.

He handled clients from various business sector and backgrounds, from trading service, multi-national franchise chain, manufacture, financial and capital market services to property and real estate company.

Arif has been acknowledged by numerous clients for his in-depth and broad analysis, practical, commercial aware and straight forward approach when handles their matters.

Arif earned his bachelor degree from Trisakti University Majoring Business and Industrial Law, he is a member of Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI) and also member of Indonesia’s Association of Capital Markets Legal Consultant (HKHPM).

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Retno Muljosantoso


Soemadipradja & Taher

Indonesia HR Employment Law


  • Alarming Trend In Employment Of Expatriates In Indonesia
  • Panel Discussion: Managing Labor Issues During The M&A Process
  • Tackling Work Agreement Procedures For Smooth Transfer Of Employees

Retno Muljosantoso (Rini) is a partner at S&T, focusing on assisting and advising both multinational and Indonesian clients across a broad scope of business sectors. A major strong point in Rini’s diverse portfolio is advising clients on the often complex facets of employment law in Indonesia.

Rini’s expertise covers general corporate and investment, insurance, mergers & acquisitions, Islamic finance, banking and finance, capital markets, as well as employment law. In the banking and finance sector, Retno has strong credentials, providing legal advice regarding share ownership to a variety of banks and especially providing advice based on conventional and Shariah points of view for insurance and financial institutions and venture capital, and being involved in debt restructuring of various companies with BPPN (the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency).

Rini is a licensed Advocate and a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi) and of the International Bar Association. She is also a sworn translator of English legal documents.

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Dewi Savitri Reni


SSEK Legal Consultants

Indonesia HR Employment Law

Topic: Get To Know The Different Institutions For Dispute Resolution

Vitri is an attorney admitted to practice in Indonesia and New York. She is currently a Partner at Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono (“SSEK”). Vitri received her LL.B. in 2005 from Universitas Indonesia and her LL.M. in 2008 from UC Berkeley under the Fulbright facility. Prior to joining SSEK, she worked for an intellectual property law firm in Houston.

In her spare time, she writes law articles, which had been published in: Jakarta Post, International Law Bulletin,, and the International Comparative Legal Guide.

Her areas of practice include debt restructuring and insolvency, oil and gas law, shipping law, mergers and acquisitions, and civil litigation.

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Jimmy Agung Silitonga

Senior Legal Counsel


Indonesia HR Employment Law

Topic: Roundtable On The Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

From y.o 2006 – Present, as : a Scholar, a Lecturer, Mediator, In-house Counsel & Mediator, Paralegal (known as Pokrol Bamboo, based on the Indonesia Law term adopted from Dutch Legal system, per 1965), volunteer – researcher, officer – solicitor (non-litigation) for legal and industrial relations, also had handled a several cases based on : corporate law, labor / manpower law and financial law.

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Dendi Adisuryo


Adisuryo Dwinanto & Co (ADCO Law)

Indonesia HR Employment Law

Topic: Labor Legal Due Diligence In Indonesia And Its Frequent Findings

Dendi’s practice revolves around Natural Resources, Mining, Oil and Gas, and other Major Projects. He also has notable experience in banking and finance as well as corporate commercial practices. He has been representing national and international clients from various industries in every stage of operations starting from financing, licensing, land acquisition and exploration to production.

Dendi was granted an award as ‘a Leading Lawyer’ for Natural Resources Industry and one of the 10 of ‘Indonesia’s Rising Stars’ by Asian Legal Business.

He specializes and has practical experience in energy and mining projects; and the banking/finance sector. He also has broad experience in assignments related to foreign capital investments and corporate restructuring.

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Lia Alizia

Managing Partner

Makarim & Taira S.

Indonesia HR Employment Law


  • Disciplinary Action: When And How To Take It
  • Case Study Of Handling Mass Terminations Of Employment

Lia is a talented lawyer, litigator, a leading advisor to top businesses worldwide, and one of the country’s foremost legal practitioners, having been involved in some of the most high-profile matters over the years.

She is a Partner in the Corporate, Commercial, Litigation and Dispute Resolutions departments, providing expert advice and oversight in large, complex corporate negotiations. She brings over 18 years of experience in managing legal aspects of commercial, transactional and corporate governance matters.

Lia adheres to strict ethical principles when representing clients before Indonesian courts and arbitration panels. Her practice does not only focus on litigation but also aims to provide advice to clients on how to minimize potential risks related to employment, anti bribery, anti corruption and litigation issues.

She is a sworn translator, author, instructor faculty member in TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation, and often speaks in seminars and training programs on employment, litigation and corporate matters.

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Sri Rahayu

Partner HFW

Founder of Rahayu & Partners in Association with HFW

Indonesia HR Employment Law


  • The Importance Of Performing Labor Due Diligence Before Investing In Indonesia And Risks In Labor In Case Of Taking Over Existing Business In Indonesia Corporation
  • Panel Discussion: Managing Labor Issues During The M&A Process

Sri Rahayu (Ayu) has more than 23 years’ experience as a lawyer specialising in banking and finance, mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances, infrastructure, plantations, corporate and international trade and dispute resolution.

Ayu held senior positions in the banking industry, working as Counsel, Advisor or Specialist in Legal and Compliance and Risks.

She serves as Independent Audit, Risk Monitoring, Governance Committees of banks and Risks Evaluation, Monitoring and Planning Committee of the largest public listed telecommunication company.

Ayu holds a Masters Degree (LL.M) in Banking & Finance Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, Certified Enterprise Risks and Governance (CERG), Certified Risk Management in Banking Sector (BSMR), Registered Capital Market Lawyer with the Indonesian Financial Authority (OJK) and Member of the Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI).

She is Chevening Scholars and an accomplished writer in international law journals.

Ayu is included in the A-List 2019, Asia Business Law Journal’s ranking of Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers.



Rio Lassatrio


LHBM Counsel

Indonesia HR Employment Law


  • Employee’s Wage Structure And Scale Under The Indonesian Laws
  • Roundtable On The Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

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Rio Lassatrio is qualified lawyer with more than a decade of practice experience. He specialises in corporate and M&A, employment, projects and infrastructure.

He has extensive experience in representing and advising international companies in Indonesia. He has advised and acted as an Indonesian counsel related to M&A projects, employment matters, construction works and complex commercial litigations.

With his qualifications, Rio Lassatrio was named as Indonesia’s Rising Star for 2019 by the Asian Legal Business and was chosen by his clients as Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2012 based on Asialaw Profiles Survey 2012.

In addition to the above, Rio is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and IR Global.


Robertus K. Adinugraha


RSA Advocates

Indonesia HR Employment Law


  • Roundtable On The Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

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Mr. Robertus K. Adinugraha is a partner at RSA Advocates. He specializes in the area of employment.

He has extensive experience in providing advice and preparing documentation related to various aspects of Indonesian employment matters, and is also specialized in handling employment dispute cases throughout the entire dispute resolution process, including bipartite negotiation, mediation at the Ministry of Employment and proceedings before the Industrial Relations Court and the Supreme Court.


Luu Vinh

Managing Partner

Asia Legal

Vietnam HR Employment Law

Topic: Latest Updates To Vietnam’s Employment And Its Effect On Employers

Mr. Luu Vinh is Managing Partner of Asia Legal, one of the leading business law firms in Vietnam, providing creative and practical solutions for navigating both legal and commercial practices with local insight. At Asia Legal, we combine deep local knowledge with international standards of expertise to provide local and international clients with quality advice and consultancy services in a wide range of practice areas including employment and labour, M&A, dispute resolution, inward investment, outward investment, international trade, mining & energy, property & construction and legal retainer services.

Mr. Luu Vinh is Accredited Mediator of Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK), and Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). At Asia Legal, Mr. Luu Vinh focus on some key practice areas, including Employment & Labour, Corporate & Commercial, Merger & Acquisition, Dispute Resolution, Inward Investment, and International Trade.

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Michael Kuman Lee


Dilinh Legal

Vietnam HR Employment Law


  • Post Termination Restrictive Contracts
  • Roundtable On Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

Michael Lee is a Partner at Dilinh with over a decade of experience in Vietnam.  Before Dilinh, Michael worked at the Vietnam offices of Tilleke & Gibbins and Mayer Brown JSM.  Michael has extensive experience on a wide range of corporate matters, including real estate, M&A, life science, technology, anti-corruption, and labor.  For the past several years, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500, and Asia Law Profiles have recognized Michael as a leading corporate lawyer in Vietnam.

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Ngoc Anh



Vietnam HR Employment Law


  • What New Investors Need To Know In Termination Process In Vietnam’s Pro-Employee Labour Regulations 
  • Performing Labour Due Diligence Before Investing In Vietnam

With 23 years of practice and research, Ngoc Anh is a business lawyer with international expertise and local experience on M&A, foreign direct investment, SOE, corporate, real estate, employment, market access, customs and WTO. Ngoc Anh advised Fortune 500 clients in many of Vietnam’s most complex and largest M&A, new foreign investment and regulatory audits and controversies.

Ngoc Anh received his doctoral degree, with distinction, on international trade law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007. During his time in Washington D.C., he worked for another international law firm on international trade.

Prior to studying in the US, Ngoc Anh worked for the USVTC in Hanoi on various technical assistance programs on Vietnam’s WTO accession negotiation and Vietnam’s implementation of the 2000 US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement.

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Le Tuyen

Managing Partner

IPath Consult Co.

Vietnam HR Employment Law

Topic: Roundtable On Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

Has 19+ years of Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Protection, Contract and Bidding, Legal-tech Counsel. IPATH CONSULT CO. is a consulting firm providing legal services in Intellectual Property (IP), Data Protection and Privacy, Information and Cyber Security, Corporate Affairs, Automated Contract and Compliance Works for doing business in Vietnam and other countries, focus on start-up, information technologies, telecommunication, e-commerce and mobile payment.

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Managing Partner

VCI Legal

Vietnam HR Employment Law

Topic: The Localisation Of Labour Regulations In Eu Vietnam FTA & CPTPP

A graduate of Northwestern University (Chicago IL, USA), Mr. Tuan A. Phung is among a few professional business lawyer in Vietnam who are well-trained and extensively worked in both law and business. Being the Honorary Consul General for Finland in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Tuan Phung also serves as Vice Chairman for the Vietnam Association of Financial Investor – VAFI, EXCO Member for the EUROCHAM Vietnam and the Young Business Association in HCMC.

Mr. Tuan Phung possesses a vast experience in practicing law in Vietnam. His experiences in law and involvement with the management of international business in Vietnam provide him a unique qualification in consulting both as a business manager and a legal expert. He is the creator of the “In-house Counsel Service™” and various specialized legal services for Multinational Business in Vietnam which has been retained by client of various multinational companies

In addition to the field of international trade and business law, through 20 years of practice experience, Mr. Tuan also participated in major litigation in the commercial, banking and capital markets in Vietnam. Specifically, he is recently engaged to represent for a large domestic enterprise to litigate in U.S court about Recognition and Enforcement of the Vietnam Law as a Vietnamese legal expert for Houston court, Texas, USA.

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Dr. Thao DH Ngo

Group Executive Chairman

First Indochina Group

Vietnam HR Employment Law


  • Obtaining Worker’s Permits Swiftly
  • Roundtable On Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

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Thao D.H. Ngo has been responsible for creating business strategy, development of partnerships with foreign vendors and investors, here under also the Overseas Vietnamese communities from US, Japan, Asia Pacific and Europe.

After more than 20 years of living and working in Denmark and other countries; Thao D.H. Ngo has more than 15 years of experience in property developments, government relations, management, consulting, and investments in the areas of cross-border business development, strategies, marketing, sales, distribution, technology transfer and technology investments in the CMLV countries (Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam).

Thao D.H. Ngo has been advising and assisting companies with their business expansion and growth strategies within many sectors in Europe, North America and Asian countries.

After more than 18 years of permanent stay in Vietnam and Cambodia, Thao D.H. Ngo has built up a substantial knowledge base of the many sectors in Vietnam and Cambodia at the current state, combined with his background from overseas studies and works. Thao D.H. Ngo is focusing in how to bring the businesses into CMLV countries from the world and vice versa.


Stephen Le Hoang Chuong

Managing Partner


Vietnam HR Employment Law

Topic: Employment Dispute Resolution

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Stephen Le is the senior litigator of Le & Tran. He is excellent in business litigation, arbitration, employment dispute resolution, criminal proceedings, bankruptcy law and judgement enforcement. He is endorsed as a disputes star and a formidable litigator by 50 global corporations and highly ranked by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation.

Stephen was the winner of “Disputes Star of the Year – Vietnam” by AsiaLaw Profiles in 2017.

Petronas (Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations in FORTUNE Global 500®) did endorse Stephen and Le & Tran as follows:

Competency – From the interview during the selection of law firms for acting on behalf of Petronas, we view Le & Tran has strong litigation background/strategic skills in providing legal opinion. In addition, Le & Tran confirmed that it could provide speedy turn-around time which is a very important criteria for Petronas the selection of a suitable law firm. Our first impression was that Le & Tran readily provided a solution to the current issue presented and added value to our company as well as exhibiting reasonable legal costs/fees.

Professionalism and accountability – During the first task given, it was observed that the head advocate and solicitor, Mr. Le, is a highly motivated lawyer who exhibited a desire to achieve results above and beyond expectations for the best interests of Petronas. Mr. Le demonstrated, especially to our Malaysian colleagues, a higher standard of professionalism than most, both on a personal and professional level by promoting strong values, maintaining solid accountability for his words/ actions and never making excuses in managing any task given to him by Petronas. He accepts responsibility for the decision made and remains calm in a crisis or emergency situation.

Focus and execution – Le & Tran proved to Petronas its ability to effectively execute tasks by showing a strong, unstoppable drive to push forward the completion of any assignment given. In addition, Mr. Le’s strength is his ability to understand and manage his client’s expectations which is crucial to achieve the desired result. Further, Mr. Le has the ability to confront others on any issues without fear of adverse arguments. He also realizes how to approach the client in a cordial, respectful, and honest way to address concerns.”

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Pisut Rakwong

Managing Partner

Pisut & Partners

Thailand HR Employment Law


  • Panel Discussion: How To Minimize Company’s Risk And Avoid Litigation Of Wrongful Termination
  • Roundtable Discussion On The Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

Pisut is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pisut & Partners. His main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate, insolvency and restructuring, trade competition, labor & employment, insurance, administrative and white-collar criminal matters. Pisut also has extensive experience in Thai court proceedings, as well as in arbitrations under the ICC and TAI rules.

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Wayu Suthisarnsuntorn


Pisut & Partners

Thailand HR Employment Law


  • Latest Amendment On Thailand’s Labor Protection Act In Employees Protection 
  • Understanding The Latest Updates On The Statutory Severance Pay

Has more than 10 years of working experience the law practice industry with focus on employment law. Advising clients on various aspects of legal and compliance matters including:
– Merger & acquisition
– Foreign business laws
– Investment promotion laws
– Labor laws
– Trade competition law

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Threenuch Bunruangthaworn

Executive Partner


Thailand HR Employment Law


  • Panel Discussion: How To Minimize Company’s Risk And Avoid Litigation Of Wrongful Termination
  • Roundtable Discussion On The Latest Employment Law Issues, Best Practice And Risk Management Strategies

Threenuch is an Executive Partner at ZICO Law Thailand. Her practice focuses on banking and finance, commercial matters, competition law, employment, and securities law. Threenuch has experience in assisting both Thai and foreign multinational clients in setting up their business operations and advising on relevant laws regarding foreign investment in Thailand. Threenuch regular conducts trainings in Singapore and advises clients on a number of labour issues for compliance under Thai labour law.

Threenuch joined ZICO Law in October 2007, prior to which she was a Legal Intern in Cohen Stimpert & Ford LLP, Los Angeles, (June 2007) and Legal Officer at the Bureau of Finance and Fiscal, The Comptroller General’s Department in The Ministry of Finance, Bangkok, Thailand (November 2001 – May 2002).

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Prof. Alessandro Stasi, Ph. D.

Legal Advisor


Thailand HR Employment Law


  • Overview Of Thailand’s Employment Laws
  • IP Ownership In Employment Relationships
  • Protection Of Employee’s Personal Data During And After Employment

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Prof. Alessandro Stasi is senior partner of MILA International Legal Advice and Professor in “Business Law” and “Biotechnology Law” at the Mahidol University International College. Expert of Thai and International Law, he has often legally assisted foreign national pro-bono upon Embassies’ request. Prof. Stasi holds two PhD’s from Naples and Nice and has practiced Law in Thailand, France and Italy. He also taught law at the Ramkhamhaeng University, Institute of International Studies and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology. In addition to being the author of several books, he also provides advice to private clients, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. In the past few years, he has been included in the list of lawyers of the Italian Trade Agency (ICE-ITA) in Thailand and has been working as a legal consultant with small and medium-sized firms providing high quality legal work in a number of areas of private law ranging from corporate and insolvency law to contracts, IP, labor law, inheritance and family law. He speaks Italian as his mother tongue and is fluent in French, English and Thai.

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Warot Wanakankowit

Partner at Wingman and Partners Ltd.

Warot Business Consultant Ltd.

Thailand HR Employment Law

Topic: Knowing The Employer’s Duties In Effecting Relocation Of Employee’s Workplace Within The Company And Transferring Employees To Another Company 

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Warot Wanakankowit is a founding Partner at Warot Business Consultant Ltd. He has substantial experience with taxation, corporate and commercial, foreign business law, labour and employment and merger and acquisition transactions.

Prior to founding his own firm, Warot worked at Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd., one of leading law firms in Thailand. Before that he worked at KPMG Phoomchai Tax Ltd. as well as with PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal and Tax Consultants Ltd. in Thailand. Warot obtained an LL.B. degree from Thammasat University, and an LL.M. degree from King’s College University, in the UK.


Geraldine Oh

Resident Partner


Myanmar HR Employment Law

Topic: Drafting Employment Contracts To Work For You

Geraldine advises clients on a range of corporate and commercial transactions across diverse industries including: telecommunications, trade, agriculture, hospitality and tourism, services and the energy sector. She has acted as lead solicitor and negotiator in past projects. Geraldine also regularly advises foreign companies on entry and foreign direct investment into Myanmar, covering a wide spectrumof matters relating to legal and regulatory compliance.

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Nang Kay Si Kham

Associate & Higher Grade Pleader

Luther Law Firm Limited

Myanmar HR Employment Law

Topic: Key Lessons From The Challenging Area Of Termination In Myanmar’s Employment Law 

Luther is a leading German commercial law firm that offers comprehensive legal and tax services. Experienced Associate with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Privacy Law, Legal Compliance, International Arbitration, and Family Law. Strong professional with a Master of Research in Law focused in Law from University of Yangon.

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Fabian Lorenz

Rechtsanwalt / Attorney-at-Law (Germany)

Luther Law Firm Limited

Myanmar HR Employment Law

Topic: Impact of New Employment Law In Safeguarding Workers Safety Standards

Fabian Lorenz was born in 1982. He studied law in Bochum and Freiburg im Breisgau and in Hong Kong and then carried out his legal traineeship, which included training period in Essen and Guangzhou. Following his legal training, he completed a Master’s degree in sinology and worked in the legal department of a German-Chinese company in Hamburg. Fabian Lorenz joined Luther in November 2014.

Fabian Lorenz advises primarily companies that plan to invest in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on Myanmar and Singapore. He especially provides advice in the areas of corporate law, labour law and legal compliance.

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Bhawna Bakshi

Legal Adviser

DFDL Myanmar

Myanmar HR Employment Law

Topic: Overview Of Latest Updates On Indonesia Employment Law For Foreign Investor / Business Operations

Bhawna is a legal adviser based in the Yangon office. She extensively works in the domain of Banking & Finance, Investment, Corporate and Commercial Law in Myanmar. She holds a Master of Laws in International Business Law from National University of Singapore. She has authored and presented several research papers in international conferences. She speaks English and Hindi.

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Sebastian Pawlita

Partner and Managing Director

Lincoln Legal Services (Myanmar) Ltd.

Myanmar HR Employment Law


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Sebastian Pawlita is the managing director and one of the owners of  Lincoln Legal Services (Myanmar) Limited, a law and tax advisory practice in Yangon. He worked in “Big Law” prior to relocating to  Myanmar in 2013. In Myanmar, Sebastian and his firm have built a reputation for offering result-oriented work, high dependability and a fast response time at very competitive prices. Their clients span a broad range of industries including telecom, construction, cash & carry, IT, infrastructure, automotive, textile, banking and insurance.


Dr. Oliver Massmann


Duane Morris LLP

Myanmar HR Employment Law


  • Navigating Through Employment Regulations In Myanmar

Dr. Oliver Massmann is an International Attorney at Law and a Financial Accountant and Auditor.

Dr. Oliver Massmann received his PhD with Major in International Business Law from the European Global School in Paris.

Dr. Massmann has over 20 years experience working as commercial lawyer in Vietnam.

Dr. Massmann practices in the area of corporate international taxation and on power/water projects, matters related to oil and gas companies and telecoms, privatization and equitization, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial matters for multinational clients in relation to investment and doing business in Vietnam. He has been awarded “Leading Lawyer” in Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam by LEGAL 500 for the last four years in a row.

Dr. Massmann is the only foreign lawyer as Member to the Supervisory Board of PetroVietnam Insurance Corporation, Vietnam’s largest industrial insurer.

Dr. Massmann is currently working on several investment projects as well as taxation matters and advising the Ministry of Electrical Power on building the power generation infrastructure in Myanmar.

The National Assembly of Vietnam invited Dr. Oliver Massmann to present on the Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Vietnam, June 2016.

Dr. Oliver Massmann is the first foreigner ever to present in Vietnamese language to Members of the National Assembly of Vietnam.

Dr. Massmann is registered Arbitrator of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (The VIAC). He is the only foreign lawyer in Vietnam who is presenting to the National Assembly of Vietnam in Vietnamese language and teaching International law in Vietnamese language at the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi.

Dr. Massmann is holding a German Judge Degree. He has worked as arbitrator in International Arbitration and Mediation centers in Asia and Europe during the last 20 years. Dr. Massmann has represented many client in arbitration proceedings and Disputes in these Arbitration centers.

Dr. Massmann is a 1994 graduate of Bochum Law University, first state exam and Ministry of Justice, Duesseldorf Germany, second state exam 1997. He is holding a LLM degree in international taxation from St. Thomas University.

Florida- United State of America. He is certified as International Financial Accountant and Auditor by College of Birmingham. He is admitted to the Bar Association in Berlin and a licensed foreign lawyer in Vietnam.

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