On July 30, 2020, almost 100 attendees joined the CGCC E-Connects webinar on the recently enacted Hong Kong Autonomy Act (the “HKAA”) and related developments co-hosted with Jones Day.
The webinar convened a panel of experts from Jones Day and Gray Robinson, moderated by Peter Reisman, Co-Chair of the CGCC Government and Public Relations Committee and Managing Director and Chief Communications Officer at Bank of China USA. The panelists addressed an array of issues concerning the HKAA, including the backdrop of the legislation’s passage, the current political environment and the upcoming presidential election, the structure of the HKAA, the mechanics of its implementation, as well as practical considerations for CGCC’s members.
Event Speakers Included:
- Lanier Saperstein – Financial Markets Partner at Jones Day
- Doyle Bartlett – Washington, DC Managing Shareholder of Gray Robinson
- Grayson Yeargin – Government Regulations Partner at Jones Day
- Lisa Ledbetter – Financial Markets Partner at Jones Day
During the Q&A session, Mr. Reisman and audience raised a number pertinent questions, with topics touching upon the interplay between the HKAA and President Trump’s Executive Order issued on the same day of signing of the HKAA, and the contingency plans that CGCC’s members could put in place to mitigate exposures.
CGCC extends great appreciation to Jones Day and to all the panelists and participants.