Meet the Experts for Protecting You and Your Business

Meet the Experts for Protecting You and Your Business

Our Circle event, Protect You & Your Business​ will be held on 10th November 2020.

Andrea Randall, Gall Solicitors

Andrea is an Employment Partner advising on both Hong Kong and English law. Andrea has significant and extensive experience in high profile complex litigation, including multi-jurisdictional disputes. She undertakes all types of Employment Law work and advises on all aspects of the employment relationship including:

Hiring Strategies and Negotiating and drafting contract terms

Entitlements under deferred compensation, bonus and share schemes and Advising on performance reviews and appraisals

Drafting and advising on post termination restrictions

Advising on disciplinary issues, internal investigations, and representing clients in SFC, ICAC and police investigations

Discrimination and privacy complaints/issues and Applying for and defending injunctions

Advising on redundancy issues, termination and separation agreements

Representing both employers and employees engaged in legal proceedings from the Labour Tribunal to Court of Final Appeal

Andrea is consistently ranked as a top tier lawyer in the major legal guides. She has been recognized as a leading employment lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia Pacific, Doyle’s Guide, Asia Law Profiles and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers. Recently she has won awards for “Best in Labour and Employment” (Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2018) and Lawyer of the Year: Hong Kong (AsiaLaw Awards 2020).

Dr. Quratulain Ziadi, MindnLife

Dr. Zaidi  is a UK & HK Registered Clinical Psychologist who has more than a decade of clinical experience with a wide variety of mental health, social emotional, behavioural and relationship challenges. She has extensive experience working with children, adults, families and couples and her empathetic, understanding and non judgemental manner is something her clients appreciate.

Dr. Zaidi specialises in a broad range of mental health challenges including Depression, Post Natal Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Sleep Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorders, Relationship Challenges, Teen Stress and Depression, Couples Therapy, Trailing Spouse, Social Strain and Adaptability, Adjustment for Expat Families, Cyber Safety for children and teens, Cyber Addiction for adults, Mindfulness, and Parenting.

As a well respected expert mental health voice in Hong Kong and an author, Dr. Zaidi is a regular contributor to several highly-subscribed online and print publications, as well as a sought-after invited speaker at conferences. She is passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues and delivers seminars and workshops to groups and corporates in Hong Kong.

Dr. Zaidi was recently recognised by The Zubin Foundation Diversity List 2020: Women’s Voices, a list of 24 smart, talented, passionate women who have the necessary professional skills and knowledge to serve on Hong Kong Government and Statutory Advisory Boards.

Litai Wai, Charings Ltd.

Litai was born and raised in between the glowing meadows in the South of The Netherlands right on the border with Belgium. After his study, Organizational Science at the Tilburg University he worked for FedEx helping them negotiating on their new pension plan and Group insurances.

When he moved to Hong Kong in 2010 he was inspired by a seasoned

insurance broker to work for one of the oldest insurance brokers in Hong Kong,  MI Insurance brokers for the next 5 years servicing Corporates and Individuals.

He started his own insurance brokerage Charings Ltd in 2015, a company which values personal relationships, offering insurance broking and solutions, and acts as a specialized insurance intermediary for niche insurance products like Film Productions,  Director & Officers Liability, and Motorsport.

Elsa Law, Elsa Law & Co. Solicitors

Ms Elsa Law, a commercial and divorce lawyer, who is also the founder and principal of Elsa Law & Co. Solicitors. She began her traineeship with Messrs. Wallace & Partner in London, and as an assistant solicitor with Messrs. Kingsley Napley in London after she was qualified. On her return to Hong Kong, she continued to serve as a lawyer, and notably as legal counsel to the then Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation advising on 

various transactions; and in-house counsel to Ryoden (Holdings) Limited to oversee, manage and settle numerous personal injuries and fatal claims arising from the Garley Building fire.

She founded Elsa Law & Co. Solicitors in late 2005, a boutique law firm known for its client-centric approach providing the best solutions to companies and individuals clients for advice on contracts and commercial transactions, legal settlements, disputes, or simply a consultation with a legal and holistic perspective. Not only that, it has a local but international presence dealing with cross border transactions as it partners with law firms in over 50 countries. Ms. Law is a keen learner and is currently studying for being a Certified Information Privacy Manager.

Meet the Experts for Create Your Own Success

Meet the Experts for Create Your Own Success

Our Circle event, Create Your Own Success will be held on Thursday, 10th September 2020.

Learn about how you can make unexpected situations work for you through pivoting, reinvention and changing the narrative to attract new customers and manage your business. These experienced female founders will share with you the good, the bad and the ugly and help you on your journey.

Nathalie Chan​, OWNAcademy

Meet the Expert Nathalie Chan of OWNAcademy

Natalie Chan is an engineer, corporate professional, film producer, adventure seeker, educator, entrepreneur and a member of the Global Shaper community.

Chan’s dedication in education was sparked from the realization that there is a gap between schools and the real world. In order to fix that, Chan founded OWN Academy in 2016, a 21st century education solution

with a focus on empowering the next generation to be changemakers and problem solvers of the future.

OWN Academy is on a mission to engineer a new education ecosystem that bridges classroom to the real world, connects education to employment, inspire students with passionate professionals.

As a result of Chan’s diverse achievements, she was selected as one of Davos 50, representing Asian youths to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and selected into Ashoka’s Changemaker x Change program in 2019.

Dr. Sarah Borwein, Central Health Medical Practice

Meet the Expert Dr. Sarah Borwein of Central Health Medical Practice

Dr Sarah Borwein is a Canadian physician who has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Beijing for 22 years. She worked as a staff physician at the Beijing United Family Hospital where she was Director of Infection Control during the SARS outbreak in 2003.

After returning to Hong Kong, she became a founding partner in 2005 of what is now a large multi-disciplinary medical group. In addition to 

patient care, she is involved with infectious disease surveillance both globally and locally.

She looks after a significant refugee population, is on the Board of Directors of the Patient Care Foundation, and is medical advisor to Outward Bound HK.

Having first-hand experience in the SARS epidemic in Beijing in 2003, and the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong in 2020, Sarah has spoken and written extensively about the pandemic.

Sarah graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1999 and then obtained Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, followed by an MSc in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Sioban Guilfoyle, GLOW Salon & Spa

Meet the Expert Sioban Guilfoyle of GLOW Salon & Spa

Sioban Guilfoyle relocated to Hong Kong in 2007, continuing her career in retail and consumer banking working with teams across Asia.

Sioban established Lissome Hong Kong Limited in 2014 to explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Identifying an underserved and largely ignored segment in the hair, skincare and beauty market, she purchased Glow in April 2015.

With a genuinely customer-centric approach, unwavering commitment to service standards, and aggressive reinvestment in new business lines, marketing and technology, Glow Hong Kong has seen a ten-fold increase in revenues and continual improvement in margins.

Glow is now one of Hong Kong’s most highly regarded international hair and skincare salons.

Sharlene Jacquier, Joint Dynamics

Meet the Expert Sharlene Jacquier of Joint Dynamics

Sharlene spent 15 years working in engineering around Australia and South East Asia, having been based in Melbourne, Tokyo, Singapore and now Hong Kong. The experience in such numerous countries in so many diverse industries and corporations has honed a balanced and process driven approach to busuiness building and organisation.

Seven years ago she teamed up with one of Hong Kongs leading Pysiotherapists in Colin Symmonds, together they have grown a integrated health and wellness business five fold in seven years. Leading the Operations team of a company that services professionals, families, athletes, want-to-be athletes and a growing corporate clientele Joint Dynamics strives for ever higher standards in client care.

Even during the current challenging conditions Sharlene and her team at Joint Dynamics continues to evolve and plan for greater diversification of services and growth opportunities.

Meet the Experts for Survive and Thrive

Meet the Experts for Survive and Thrive

Our Circle event, Survive & Thrive: Reboot your Business Goals will be held on on Tuesday, 9th June 2020.

All business are competing against each other, especially with the current world-wide economic decline. Therefore, how you perform matters. Learn from the best experts in the field of business performance and selling and get ready to scale up your business.

Belinda Esterhammer, Springboard Group and Fem Founded

Meet the Expert Belinda Esterhammer of Springboard Group and Fem Founded

Belinda is the Founder of Springboard Group and Fem Founded. Springboard Group develops standout brands and has a passion for telling the stories of the people, products and services of great organisations – from startups to corporates. Prior starting Springboard, she led high-profile marketing campaigns for a “BIG 4” female entrepreneur leadership program.

With more than 10 years of industry experience and a passion for anything tech and startups she worked in marketing and consulting across many sectors including time at UNICEF in the Philippines, an Austrian consultancy focused on governmental institutions, a German B2B and B2G IT company and the biggest online job platform in Spain.

She is a passionate advocate for female empowerment and just launched Fem Founded where she helps females to thrive on their own terms and get the nudge to get started – whether it’s with personal branding, creating an online portfolio or their business.

Belinda regularly facilitates hackathons and workshops for universities and corporates around starting a business, design thinking and marketing & go-to market strategies.

Seema Chaturvedi, AWE Funds

Meet the Expert Seema Chaturvedi of AWE Funds

Seema Chaturvedi has over 20 years of capital markets and financial management experience. As an entrepreneur, investment banker and investor, she brings a unique perspective to the strategic planning and investment process. Previously, she was founder and managing director of Accelerator Group, LLC, an investment banking and strategic advisory services firm. Prior to this, she has worked with Amherst Partners, LLC, 

Shearson Lehman and JM Financial Services (later JM Morgan Stanley-Indian affiliate of Morgan Stanley).

Seema is extremely passionate about promoting entrepreneurship in general and women entrepreneurship in particular. She founded and leads as chairwoman TiE Global’s marquee women’s entrepreneurship program: Project All India Roadshow for Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE), for which she obtained funding from the US Department of State for an unprecendented 6 consecutive rounds of funding and has directly mentored 575 women from 106 Tier 2 and 3 cities in 20 states in India. These women further impacted 2,500+ women through a pay-it-
forward multiplier.

As an impact outcome of AIRSWEEE, She is now launching Achieving Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Early Growth Fund to invest in women owned, led, influenced companies with the investment thesis that women businesses can be a great investment for purposes of both commercial returns and economic development impact.

Seema Chaturvedi’s full bio.

Prof. Sam Garg, HKUST Business School

Meet the Expert Prof. Sam Garg of HKUST Business School

Prof. Sam Garg (PhD Stanford University) is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at HKUST Business School.

He is a pioneer and global leader in the research on board dynamics in privately-held ventures and when these ventures scale up into public-listed firms.

He has published in the top academic journals, and also serves on their editorial boards.

Prof. Garg is a coauthor of a book on innovation (shortlisted for the best management book of the year), and has served on the boards/advisory boards of non-profits and startups.

He teaches and consults on topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture governance. Prior to joining academia, Sam co-founded an online payments venture in Singapore.

Liz Search, Mud Pies Education

Meet the Expert Liz Search of Mud Pies Education

Liz is an entrepreneur and educator. Liz is the co-Founder and Managing Director of Mud Pies Education Limited. She launched the business in 2007 and since then, has supported thousands of families, working with children to improve their English language, communication and presentation skills. When asked what she loves most about Mud Pies, Liz says, “Seeing children work hard towards their goals and the sheer delight when they achieve them is simply priceless.”

Liz is a member of The Rotary Club of Hong Kong South, where she is the incoming President for the year 2019-2020. Liz thinks that ‘giving back’ is essential. Liz is incredibly active in her club’s projects around youth and education.

Liz is a passionate entrepreneur and believes strongly in networking and supporting fellow entrepreneurs to reach success. She joined WEN as a Board Member in 2016 as the WEN motto “Inspiration found. Connections made. Problems solved.” tied in perfectly with everything she had looked for as an entrepreneur. WEN also provides the perfect platform for Liz to continue her own education and her journey of supporting and educating fellow women entrepreneurs on their paths to success.

Meet the Experts for Show Me The Money!

Meet the Experts for Show Me The Money!

Our Circle event, Mentors for Show Me The Money! will be held on Wednesday, 1st April 2020.

There are ways for you, as a business owner, to find money for your company. Let our experts guide you through the various ways you can apply for grants and successfully pitch your business to investors.

Nicole Denholder, Next Chapter Crowdfunding and Raise Platforms

Meet the Expert Nicole Denholder of Next Chapter Crowdfunding and Raise Platforms

Nicole Denholder is the founder of the Next Chapter Crowdfunding and Raise platforms.

Next Chapter Raise is a community for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses in Asia to improve their access to funding. Next Chapter Crowdfunding is a reward-based crowdfunding platform. Through these platforms, Nicole has worked extensively with female

founders and investor changemakers to understand the issues facing female entrepreneurs entrepreneurs who are looking to fund and scale their businesses.

Nicole was previously a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and Hong Kong in PwC’s US IPO and Advisory practices working on large-scale projects across Europe and Asia.

Nicole is on the Board of the Women Entrepreneurs Network in Hong Kong and was previously a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Network’s Executive Committee.

Since starting Next Chapter, Nicole is a regular speaker on Crowdfunding and Funding for Female Entrepreneurs at events such as FinnovAsia, HKU's Future City Summit, StartupNext, HKTDC Conferences, American Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Nicole is passionate about female entrepreneurship and becoming a catalyst to change how women access funding.

Wong, Kin Wai, SHINGO


Meet the Expert Wong, Kin Wai of SHINGO

WONG Kin Wai is the founder of SHINGO, a business and management consultancy service for providing, among others, ISO consultation, third party inspection and operation review, as well as assist with Hong Kong Government funding applications.

Kin Wai is a QMS lead auditor in International Register Of Certificated Auditors, both in Hong Kong and China and an EMS auditor in China

Certification & Accreditation Association, International Register Of Certificated Auditors.

On top of that, he is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and a Certified Six Bricks & DUPLO® Play Box facilitator and runs frequent management training LEGO® workshops.

Kin Wai has in-depth knowledge about the Hong Kong Government funding application process and will providing tangible and applicable advice on the available Governmental grants for SMEs and how to access them.

Christine Yu, Lapidary

Meet the Expert Christine Yu, of Lapidary

Christine Yu is Founder and Managing Director of Lapidary, a venture focused on impact investments and venture building in South East Asia (Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar) and select Hong Kong opportunities. Lapidary both invests in and incubates early to mid-stage, for-profit and mission-focused companies across a wide spectrum of social and environmental impact mandates.

Prior to founding Lapidary, Christine spent a large part of her career in the institutional capital markets, serving in various corporate debt sales roles for HSBC in both Hong Kong and New York. Whilst at HSBC she witnessed the rise of the Asian debt markets in G3, offshore RMB and local Asia currencies, as well as the first Asia G3 currency green bond. Before her credit sales career, she worked for two start-ups.

Now, with Lapidary, she is combining the three personal objectives she finds most relevant, interesting and sustainable: pursuing her interest in earlier stage companies, driving innovation in social entrepreneurship and making a positive impact.

Christine is also an active angel investor and leads the Hong Kong chapter of AngelVest, a Greater China-focused angel investing group with a network of angels across the region. An advocate for developing women leaders in Hong Kong, she currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Mentoring Program of The Women’s Foundation. Christine has also recently co-founded a non-profit organization focused on obliterating the gender investing gap called ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$’( GJWHF aims to provide a community of support and education to help women along
in their investing journeys. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Ada Lam, HSBC

Meet the Expert Ada Lam, of HSBC

Ada currently leads the Innovative Business and Ecosystem Partnership team of Commercial Banking HSBC, driving the bank’s proactive engagement with the innovation and technology ecosystem, delivering banking and beyond banking support to start-ups and entrepreneurs in turning their business vision into reality.

Prior to that, for more than 10 years she had extensive experiences covering various commercial banking areas including commercial lending, international trade, cash management as well as cross-border solutions.

Ada holds a Bachelor Degree of Information Engineering, and is member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Meet the Experts for Update and Refresh!

Meet the Experts for Update and Refresh!

Our Circle event, Mentors for Update & Refresh! will be held on Tuesday, 18th February 2020.

How can you increase your revenue and boost your sales with your online presence? Cut through the noise with the help of these social media strategists and web gurus!

Nicole Graham, Bauhinia Solutions

Meet the Expert Nicole Graham, Bauhinia Solutions

Nicole Graham is Hong Kong’s leading expert in virtual (outsourced) support. Following a successful career as an Executive Assistant to C-Suite Execs, and then as a corporate Learning & Development / HR Development Manager, and Facilitator, Nicole has been a driver in using technology to improve work efficiency and provide training.

Starting out teaching business owners how to use their computer software, and freelancing as a Virtual Assistant, Nicole has developed Bauhinia Solutions into a boutique business support agency. As Hong Kong-based business specialists, admin professionals, and virtual assistants Nicole’s team offer part-time remote support to coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, and service-oriented teams. Nicole leads a team of employees in Hong Kong, the UK, and the Philippines. They have supported and driven growth remotely for more than 150 clients globally since 2007.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Adult Education, majoring in Human Resource Development, Diploma in Management, Certificate in Marketing, and Certificate in Small Business Enterprise. She is a Certified Online Business Manager and has been studying with established, and successful business and digital marketing experts since 2008.

Janko Kosi, MARK&TING

Meet the Expert Janko Kosi of MARK&TING

Janko Kosi is an integrated marketing and business development leader with with over 15 years’ experiences in industries including Travel, Hospitality, Technology and Retail, with extensive knowledge in offline and online marketing, loyalty marketing and communication.

Janko is the founder and executive director of MARK&TING, Boutique Digital Marketing agency in Hong Kong, providing marketing services for small companies with BIG potential. 

Most of their clients are small companies, entrepreneurs and startups with limited budgets, who need help with digital marketing campaigns, social media, web design, graphic design and video content creation.

Janko works with clients from different industries who all have a few things in common:their budgets are limited and they cannot afford (or find) an experienced full-time marketing team, they are forced to handle marketing themselves, wasting precious time on learning to manage their website, design flyers, understand SEO, or social media marketing.They want less talk and more action, which is exactly what Janko and his company can provide.

Napolean Biggs, Digital Marketing Specialist

Meet the Expert Napolean Biggs, Digital Marketing Specialist

With 20+ years in media innovation, Napoleon is a reputed digital marketing specialist and senior advisor on emerging communications and e-commerce practices in Asia.

Deeply connected into start-up communities across Asia, Napoleon often acts as an “interpreter” between anxious corporates and over-enthusiastic start-ups, helping both parties to work together in the creation and launch of new digitally-empowered services and products.

He also provides digital leadership guidance and workshops to senior executives in retail, travel, insurance and education.

Napoleon is well-known as the founder and hard-hitting host of “Web Wednesday”, a thriving community of 7,000+ digital media executives and internet entrepreneurs with monthly networking events in six Asian cities. [@webwednesday]

His latest creation, “852 Reboot Hong Kong”, is a vlog to showcase the people who drive Hong Kong with their boundless energy and unfettered belief in making a positive change. [Follow the show on LI/FB/IG/YT using “#852reboothk”].

As one of the elders of the digital industry in Asia, Napoleon often provides colourful commentary on Bloomberg, CNBC and Reuters as well as ClickZ and Marketing Interactive. He is also a board advisor to the Digital + Direct Marketing Association of Asia and the Hong Kong Ambassador for the Global Retail Insights Network.
On top of interpreting “geekspeak”, Napoleon also speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, French and Spanish.

Meet the Experts for How to Keep Going When The Going Gets Tough (Part 3)

Meet the Experts for How to Keep Going When The Going Gets Tough (Part 3)

Our Circle event, Meet the Experts for How to Keep Going When The Going Gets Tough (Part 3) will be held on Wednesday, 4th December 2019.

You are NOT alone! These experts will guide you through the tough patches!

Suzanne Liu-Duddek, S. Liu & Co

Meet the Expert Suzanne Liu-Duddek, of S. Liu & Co

Suzanne is a Chartered Accountant (Australia) and a Certified Public Accountant (Practising).

Suzanne has 33 years of audit and tax experience. She has been running her own firm since 1995, and has 12 employees. Her firm provides Hong Kong auditing and taxation services to small and medium-sized businesses.

Prior to setting up her own business, Suzanne worked as Deputy Manager of KPMG Hong Kong, where she was responsible for leading a team of audit staff to service banks, fund management companies and other multi-national corporations. She also worked for the Audit Department of PwC Australia, providing auditing services to multi-national clients.

Suzanne will give advice on cashflow management, downsizing, cost cutting as well as utilising the new Government tax measures during this challenging time.

Janine Manning, Janine Manning Ltd.

Meet the Expert Janine Manning, of Janine Manning Ltd.

Janine is a succession strategist and personal branding coach for professionals and entrepreneurs intent on taking the next big step. Based in Hong Kong, she has over fifteen years of global business experience in marketing and public relations and ten years of coaching and facilitating corporate and private clients in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and throughout Asia.

Her programs balance in-depth self-discovery with practical laser-focused action to shape clarity, confidence and consistent wins. She is both challenging and supportive and is known for her no-BS style. An experienced panelist and moderator, Janine has also delivered presentations on personal branding, executive presence and communication excellence to audiences across the globe.

Janine holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University of Technology in Australia, a PCC Certification with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a Lambent International Coaching Certification (ICC, EQA EMCC), certification as a Neuro-Linguistics Programming Practitioner, Integrative Enneagram Practitioner; and is a Certified Walking Tall Personal Branding Associate.

Janine will be able to speak to the challenges an entrepreneur may face when dealing with issues such as loss of motivation or needing to make a difficult decision that they are too emotionally invested in.

Tayma Page Allies, Tayma Fine Jewellery

Meet the Expert Tayma Page Allies, of Tayma Fine Jewellery

Tayma is a business owner with 30 years experience in the retail industry that sells luxury goods, which is typically one of the hardest hit sectors.Her experience dealing with the 1997 financial crisis, SARS in 2003 and the financial meltdown of 2008 will give us an invaluable real-life insight on how to keep going when the going gets tough.

Born in Malta, Tayma Page Allies grew up in the Caribbean and West Africa. Her background is as diverse as the gemstones that she personally sources. It was the rich and vivid cultures of her childhood that ignited her love of colour and bold designs.

In 1990, Tayma organized the first fashion show in China for a French fashion house, and at the same time, she discovered that she had a flair for designing jewellery. What originally began as a passion for redesigning her existing and rather small jewellery collection, grew into a career as Tayma’s friends fell in love with her designs, and commissioned her to make pieces for them.

Tayma has a renowned reputation as Hong Kong’s leading gemstone collector and connoisseur, and she has started researching and writing articles and poems for publication. Throughout her career as a jeweller, Tayma has championed the Hong Kong goldsmith and gem setter, and to this day Tayma still takes pride in collaborating with and supporting local See Fu.

Joshua Han Miller,

Joshua Han Miller of

Joshua is the CEO and a director of, a disruptive prop-tech company that is improving the real estate brokerage industry. Amidst a highly competitive yet inefficient industry, has become one of the most successful agencies in Hong Kong with plans to continue to expand within Hong Kong and to other markets. has built an award-winning platform to empower its agents with smart search technology and other automation tools, which in turn makes the property search process far more efficient for’s clients. It has also created a unique incentive structure for agents that fully aligns their interests with home seekers and property owners. The combination of superior technology and incentives has led to’s rapid growth and client satisfaction scores that surpass many of the world’s leading consumer brands.

Joshua started his career in finance and was a Vice President with Morgan Stanley where he spent 8 years working in Hong Kong and New York. After a brief sabbatical in Norway he then transitioned to real estate with his family business, Asia Pacific Properties – a dedicated corporate real estate and relocation company serving multinationals, with offices in Hong Kong and China. APP acquired in 2011 and changed the business model, with Joshua becoming CEO in 2012.

Joshua will give advice on rent negotiations with the landlord for both commercial lease (office) and residential lease and provide information on what to watch out for regarding signing a new office and residential lease in the current climate.

Patricia Yeung, Howse Williams

Meet the Expert Patricia Yeung of Howse Williams

Patricia has focused on employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011, and her experience in employment matters is now widely recognised in Hong Kong. Patricia heads up Howse Williams’ employment team, which consists of two partners (including Patricia) and three associates.

Patricia regularly advises employers and senior executives on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Her practice covers a wide range of work, including drafting employment contracts, handbooks and policies, terminations and advising upon the enforcement of post-termination restrictions and confidentiality obligations. She and her team frequently advise on the employment aspects of M&A deals and business transfers. Many of her clients operate in the financial services sector, and she frequently negotiates exit packages in relation to high-level employees of banks, brokerages and insurance companies. Patricia also advises upon the employment issues arising from discrimination and harassment, personal data related matters and immigration issues (including prosecutions). She also has experience in assisting employers and employees during the conduct of internal investigations and discrimination/harassment complaints.

Patricia has an in-depth knowledge of the Labour Tribunal, having assisted parties involved in Labour Tribunal proceedings for several years. She has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in both District and High Court actions involving substantial claims for unpaid bonuses, enforcement of restrictive covenants and claims for injunctive relief in Hong Kong, including applications for injunctive relief. She also advises clients on licencing issues and regulatory investigations involving the SFC and the HKMA.

Patricia will help you navigate the legal ramifications and options with regards to hiring, firing and restructuring your staff in order to keep your business profitable in uncertain times.