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September 28, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HKT

Overview (Program Summary)

How can you make the most of your in-house career?

What is the best way to ensure continuous development and progression?

Join our esteemed panel as they discuss the best way to “turbo-charge your in-house career” and what pitfalls to avoid along the way.

Ben Cooper

Managing Partner, Ashford Benjamin

Ben is a Barrister of England & Wales (Middle Temple) and previously practised employment law in London, before moving into executive search. He is the founder of Ashford Benjamin Legal Search, which includes the largest specialist legal search team in Hong Kong. He has placed over 200 lawyers into in-house roles over a 16 year career, including over 12 years in Hong Kong. Ben has been a mentor for Women in Law HK, is a Board Director for the migrant support charity ReAct, and sits on the Seminar Committee for the ACC.


Giselle Bates

Group General Counsel, APAC, Allegis Group

Giselle Bates is Group General Counsel – APAC for Allegis Group – a consulting services, contract and permanent recruitment firm.  At Allegis, Giselle leads a legal and company secretarial team spread across, Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, Australia and India.  Most of Giselle’s career has been spent in-house and her practice has focused on commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment, litigation, and compliance including investigations and regulatory matters.  Prior to moving in-house Giselle’s private practice career was spent at Minter Ellison and Ashurst in the real estate and corporate teams. Giselle has an LLB (Hons) and BA (Japanese) from Monash University

Shuy Yao Khoon

Head of Equities Legal Team, APAC, J.P. Morgan

Shuy heads up the APAC Equities Legal team in J.P. Morgan, which supports the cash equities, derivatives & structured products and prime brokerage businesses in APAC.  Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Shuy was a Senior Associate in Clifford Chance’s Derivatives & Structured Products practice in Hong Kong.  Shuy did his training contract in Clifford Chance London and has worked in their London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Shuy has a Laws LLB (Hons) degree from Kings College London.


Jing Xu

Sole Counsel APAC, Marshall Wace

Jing is the Sole Counsel APAC at Marshall Wace, a leading provider of alternative investment solutions with over US$60 billion under management. Prior to joining Marshall Wace, Jing was a Corporate Attorney at Citadel covering both Citadel and Citadel Securities. Previously, Jing was an Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan and an Associate at Nomura. Jing has a Juris Doctor and a Master of Finance from the University of New South Wales and a B.Sc in Business Administration from Boston University.  



Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Webinar links will be sent upon registration

CPD Points: CPD points have been applied for.  Please note you need to be logged in for the full duration of the webinar to qualify for CPD points. Unfortunately, points cannot be applied for members who join the webinar via telephone link. Please use your full name when you join the webinar for CPD purposes. 





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