ANREV Hong Kong Briefing

27 Feb 2019

Location: Hong Kong

                                                                                                                                                                     Sponsored by





An ANREV briefing was succeffuly held in Hong Kong on Wednesday 27 February 2019. As Asian private funds seek exposure to investors around the globe, questions arise about how best to raise capital in the key investor markets: the US, Europe and Asia. This lunch briefing brought together Clifford Chance’s legal experts from New York, London, Frankfurt, Beijing, Sydney and Hong Kong to provide an update on fund raising in those markets, including with respect to regulatory restrictions, structuring requirements and related tax considerations.

We would like to thank Clifford Chance for sponsoring the event.




: Wednesday, 27 February 2019  


: 12:30 – 14:00 (registration from 12.15pm and a light lunch will be served)

Venue : Clifford Chance office, 27th Floor, Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Hong Kong
Speakers Cliff Cone, Partner, Clifford Chance New York
  Simon Crown, Partner, Clifford Chance London
  Gregor Evenkamp, Partner, Clifford Chance Frankfurt
  Ying White, Partner, Clifford Chance Beijing
  Kane Barnett, Counsel, Clifford Chance Sydney
  Viola Lui, Consultant, Clifford Chance Hong Kong


Speakers’ bios followed:


Cliff Cone


Clifford Chance New York

Cliff is a partner in the New York office. He focuses his practice on the investment management sector and has a broad base of expertise advising alternative investment managers, registered investment companies and boards of directors with respect to all aspects of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He specialises in the representation of closed-end funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, exchange-traded funds and investment advisers. Cliff also regularly consults with investment advisers on registration and ongoing compliance and disclosure issues, including compliance with the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA).

Simon Crown


Clifford Chance London

Simon is a partner specialising in financial services, with particular focus on the regulation of securities, banking, funds and asset management, M&A involving financial institutions, and payment services. Simon also has expertise in the areas of regulatory capital, client assets, market abuse, and European Directives relating to financial services, in particular CRD, PSD2, MiFID2 and AIFMD. Simon is a leading adviser to financial services firms on the implications of Brexit. He is a member of the Regulatory Committee of the City of London Law Society and was a member of the UK regulator's Legal Experts Group in respect of the UK implementation of AIFMD.

Gregor Evenkamp


Clifford Chance Frankfurt

Gregor is a partner in the Frankfurt office since 2009 and member of the international investment funds and asset management group. He advises domestic and international banks, insurance companies and financial services institutions in capital markets, banking supervisory and investment laws. He frequently advises on the structuring of collective investment schemes, structured products and alternative investments. Gregor’s practice has a particular focus on German investment laws and the implementation of the AIFMD in Germany (fund management, fund administration, fund regulation, outsourcing, Solvency II, MiFID II).

Ying White


Clifford Chance Beijing

Ying heads Clifford Chance's Funds and Investment Management Group in China. She has extensive experience in advising and structuring China focused private equity and hedge funds in Greater China, QFII funds, QDLP structures, and QDII products. She also advises Chinese sovereign wealth funds and state-owned banks in their outbound investments. Ying's expertise extends to RMB fund formation and related regulatory issues, as well as Sino-foreign joint venture investment vehicles.

Kane Barnett


Clifford Chance Sydney

Kane Barnett advises clients on private and public funds, capital partnering, mergers and acquisitions (including public takeovers and schemes of arrangement), fund raisings and restructures in Australia and Asia. He has particular experience in advising on real estate and infrastructure (both private funds and listed REITs and infrastructure entities), debt, private equity and hedge funds, investments by pension funds, and on accessing the Australian market generally. Kane has also assisted many clients with their Australian financial services regulatory regime.

Viola Lui


Clifford Chance Hong Kong

Viola is a counsel in the Funds and Investment Management group in Hong Kong. She is experienced in fund establishment and advises hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and infrastructure funds on their establishment and ongoing regulatory requirements. Viola is also an experienced financial regulatory lawyer with in-depth knowledge of securities and banking regulations and has advised banks, financial institutions, asset managers and private banks on all key topics under the Securities and Futures Ordinance, the Banking Ordinance and their subsidiary legislations. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


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