New Hong Kong Limited Partnership Fund

28 May 2020

Location: Web Access

This webinar is successfully held on 28 May 2020.

The Hong Kong Government gazetted the new Limited Partnership Fund Bill on 20 March 2020.  The Bill had its first reading on 25 March 2020 and is expected to become law later this year.

Specifically designed for private funds and enabling the establishment of onshore funds in Hong Kong, this historic legislative reform will deepen and strengthen the ecosystem that supports the funds industry and better position Hong Kong for growth as a leading asset management hub in the Asia Pacific region.

A panel of experts from HKMA and experts from EY and Sidley discussed on the implications to our industry.

Date

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28 May 2020

Time

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12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (HK Time GMT +8)

For slides and recording : Please visit the Publicaiton page

 

 

 Speakers:

 

Anson Law
Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

 

Anson leads the team in the HKMA to spearhead development of Hong Kong’s private equity and venture capital fund market.  Before joining the Market Development Division, Anson worked at HKMA’s Direct Investment team and Risk and Compliance Department, where he was responsible for Exchange Fund’s private equity and real estate investments and investment operational and business risk compliance matters respectively. 

Before joining the HKMA, Anson served at various departments of the HKSAR Government including Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, where he closed the railway merger deal and advised on various public infrastructure financing projects; and Chief Secretary for Administration’s Private Office, etc., where he acquired extensive experience in policy formulation.

 

Jacqueline Bennett
Partner
Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited (EY), Hong Kong

 

Jacqueline is a Hong Kong based partner in the International Tax Services team within the Asia-Pacific Financial Services Group, with broad experience in advising real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds and investors on fund formation and tax structuring of investments in Asia, Europe and Australia. 

She has deep knowledge and understanding of the tax considerations throughout the entire lifecycle for private funds, gained from over 20 years of experience both as an adviser in Melbourne, London and Hong Kong and working in-house for a global fund manager in Hong Kong.

 

Vanessa Chan
Partner, Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited (EY), Hong Kong

 

Vanessa is a Hong Kong based partner in the International Tax Services team within the Asia-Pacific Financial Services Group, focusing on International tax and Hong Kong tax.  She has over 18 years of tax experience and has extensive in-house tax experience and expertise in regional tax management. 

She also has deep knowledge and understanding of fund formation and fund structuring from the Hong Kong tax perspective and extensive experience in advising funds and investors on fund formation and fund structuring of investments.

 

Effie Vasilopoulos
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP (Sidley), Hong Kong

 

Effie is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and a co-leader of the global Investment Funds Group. She focuses on investment fund formation transactions, particularly the development of innovative investment fund structures and financial products, including private equity funds, real estate and infrastructure funds and credit fund arrangements. 

Effie has been recognized as a leading authority in the private fund area in Asia for many years by Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, AsiaLaw Profiles, and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Euromoney Legal Media Group, 100 Women in Finance and IFLR1000 Asia Best Lawyers have each conferred industry leadership awards, in recognition of her leadership and achievement in the fund management industry in Asia over many years.

She has also been listed by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides as one of the world’s leading lawyers for investment funds.