Our Circle event, Legal Issues that Keep You Awake at Night! will be held on Tuesday, 13th November 2018.
WEN is proud to host a team of some of the most well-respected solicitors Hong Kong has to offer to guide us through the 13th November Circle Event: Do Legal Issues in Your Business Keep You Awake at Night?
Adam Hugill, Hugill & Ip Solicitors
Adam specialises in employment law in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. He also advises on a wide range of legal and commercial issues, both contentious and non-contentious, in the region and beyond.
He initially qualified in London in 2004, then moved to Hong Kong in 2008 to join a leading local firm and qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong shortly afterwards. He joined an international firm in 2012 and was
promoted to cohead the Hong Kong employment law practice, acting regularly for major global corporations and financial institutions.
Adam acts for both employers and employees in connection with a wide range of issues. These include: employee transfers and team moves; corporate transaction support; large-scale and cross-border terminations; protection of trade secrets and confidential information; compensation and benefits; employment of contingent workers and independent contractors; data privacy; shareholder disputes; discrimination; and business immigration.
Adam works with clients – whether employer or employee – on their claims in the Hong Kong Labour Tribunal and in investigations by the Labour Department.Adam has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of Hong Kong Employment law by Chambers Asia every year since 2011.
Elsa Law, Elsa Law & Co Solicitors
Elsa is a lawyer with 25 years plus experience. She has lived in the UK and the US. Qualified in the UK and after returning to Hong Kong, she has worked as an in-house counsel for reputable corporations as well as in private practice.
She founded Elsa Law & Co. Solicitors in 2005, which is now expanding. Her vision is to assist both its corporate and individual clients, through
her company’s services, for business and personal growth and expansion. Its mission is to offer honest and clear advice with practical solutions.
Elsa Law & Co. Solicitors offers a variety of legal services with a special focus on commercial law such contractual drafting, advice on contractual risks as well as hiring and firing of employees.
Because of her experience and background as in-house counsel, Elsa knows the importance of finding suitable solutions, in the interest of clients, within the framework of the laws when it comes to dealing with a question or proceedings, in order to assist clients to resolve issues and reduce stress.
Greg Payne, Payne Clermont Velasco
Greg Payne is the Senior Partner at Payne Clermont Velasco, a litigation law firm in Hong Kong. Greg’s practice at Payne Clermont Velasco covers two main areas: commercial litigation and matrimonial litigation.
In the commercial litigation area, Greg handles cases in the High Court, District Court and Appellate Courts of Hong Kong, including recovering stolen funds for victims of e-mail fraud; employee fraud disputes; asset
tracing; contractual disputes; international trade disputes; sale of goods disputes; shareholders’ disputes; guarantees; general debt recovery; company liquidations; and landlord and tenant disputes.
In the matrimonial litigation area, Greg represents clients going through separation and divorce, in the Hong Kong Family Court. Characteristically, Greg handles divorce cases involving high net worth individuals where there are disputes over family trusts, hidden assets, and dispositions or attempted dispositions of matrimonial assets to family members or close friends.
Greg came to Hong Kong in 1993, after obtaining degrees in Law and Economics at the University of Adelaide, South Australia and working as an Associate to the Hon. Mr. Justice Perry of the Supreme Court of South Australia. He founded Payne Clermont Velasco in 2010.
Maëva Slotine, Slotine
Maëva is the founder of Slotine in 2016. Her clients are entrepreneurs who have grown businesses ranging from small to medium in size, in various sectors (including sourcing, retail, food & beverage and medical devices). She also assists established European groups developing their activities in Asia-Pacific from Hong Kong.
Maëva commenced her career in France in a boutique business law firm
during the first internet bubble in the 2000s, assisting private equity funds for the due-diligence processes and investment deals (with investment amount up to 80 million euros). Her practice became more international after moving to London in 2005.
Since 2011 in Hong Kong she has built a solid network of local and international correspondents which complement the services of Slotine Law Firm. Maëva works in English and French with equal proficiency.
Michael Titus, TITUS
Michael’s practice focuses on startups, helping businesses of all sizes and in all stages of development, from organization to exit.
He advises on corporate, commercial, foreign investment, employment, and intellectual property matters.
Before establishing TITUS in 2016, he worked as an associate at a Hong
Kong law firm for multiple years, focusing on corporate and commercial matters.
Michael received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from Lehigh University, followed by a Juris Doctor degree from the City University of Hong Kong.
Michael subsequently obtained his Master of Laws from New York University.
WEN Legal Advisor – Sue M. Jamison, Jamison Solicitors
Apart from the five highly experienced solicitors above, WEN Legal Advisor and Sponsor Sue Jamison of Jamison Solicitors will fortify the panel with her expertise. On top of that, in the 30 minutes prior to the start of the event, she is available for a short complimentary initial consultation on a first come basis.