Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

7 April 2022 - 23 June 2022, Online

DWF Foundation Online Making and Application Session online


WHERE: Online

WHEN: 07 April 2022, 13:00 - 14:00


These one hour online sessions held on multiple dates during April, May and June will cover making an application to DWF Foundation, what we look for in an application and an opportunity to ask questions about the application process. 

Event Details

This 1 hour online session will be delivered by our Foundation Manager, Clare Beavan and will cover:

  • How to apply to DWF Foundation
  • Our grant guidelines
  • What we look for in an application
  • Opportunity to ask questions about the application process.  

If you are considering applying to the DWF Foundation for support then this session would be of benefit to you. The sessions will aim to be as interactive as possible so places will be limited. Please do register early. 

Date and time        

7 April 2022: 13:00 - 14:00

19 April 2022: 16:00 - 17:00

6 May 2022: 14:00 - 15:00

24 May 2022: 11:00 - 12:00

6 June 2022: 15:00 - 16:00

23 June 2022: 12:00 - 13:00



Clare Beavan, DWF Foundation Manager

Clare has worked in and with the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, with local, national and international charities.  

Clare has worked in many different areas of fundraising development including corporate, trusts, events and major gifts.

Further information

The DWF Foundation was founded by DWF LLP to provide funds, resources and support to help communities achieve their full potential.  Focusing on 5 key areas of:

  1. Homelessness 
  2. Health & Wellbeing 
  3. Employability
  4. Education
  5. Environment and sustainability

The Foundation welcomes applications from charities working in the countries in which there is a DWF presence

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14 April 2022 - 24 August 2022, Online

Basic Model Clauses of English Contracts online

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners is pleased to announce its series of seminars in English, which will be conducted by its foreign attorneys who are experienced in international transactions between Japanese and overseas companies. They will provide practical tips and explain some basic model clauses of various types of English contracts in an easy-to-understand manner.

Date, Program and Speakers

Part 1:Thursday, April 14, 2022: Sales Agreement

Speaker: Nicholas Robin Jesson

Part 2:Thursday, June 2, 2022: Service Agreement

Speaker: Nat-apsorn (Natty) Lertdhirakul

Part 3:Thursday, June 30, 2022: License Agreement

Speaker: Miriam Rose Ivan L. Pereira

Part 4:Thursday, July 28, 2022: Distributorship Agreement

Speaker: Jason Jose R. Jiao

Part 5:Wednesday, August 24, 2022: Joint Venture Agreement

Speaker: Hisako Matsuda


    All the sessions above will be held online from 3PM to 4PM (JST).


Access:Zoom Webinar

Fee:Free of charge

Seminar Information

If you have any questions about these seminars, please email us at [email protected].



~ICC Model Contract 等を用いた要点解説~





第1回:2022年4月14日(木)Sales Agreement 

講師外国弁護士 ニコラス・ロビン・ジェッソン

第2回:2022年6月2日(木)Service Agreement

講師:外国弁護士 ラートティーラクン ナットアプソン

第3回:2022年6月30日(木)License Agreement

講師:外国法事務弁護士 ミリアム・ローズ・アイヴァン・ロペズ・ペレイラ

第4回:2022年7月28日(木)Distributorship Agreement 

講師:外国法パートナー、外国法事務弁護士 ジェイソン・ジャオ

第5回:2022年8月24日(水)Joint Venture Agreement 

講師:外国法事務弁護士(香港法・英国法)松田 日佐子


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4 May 2022 - 14 June 2022, Online

M&A in times of disruption and transformation - Webinar series online

Stephenson Harwood LLP

WHERE: Online

WHEN: 4 May to 14 June 2022  -  9:30am UK  |  10:30am France  |  12:30pm UAE  |  4:30pm Singapore


M&A activity hit record high levels in 2021, despite a disruptive 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first quarter of 2022, global dealmaking has reportedly fallen to its lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as surging inflation, tougher regulation and the conflict in Ukraine has led to a slowdown in what had been a record period of mergers and acquisitions. It is arguably now more important than ever for dealmakers to carefully consider macroeconomic, political and legal/regulatory developments as well as potential distressed M&A opportunities in their M&A strategy.

Starting 4 May 2022, Stephenson Harwood's M&A lawyers, joined by guest speakers including economist Professor Trevor Williams (the former chief economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking) and Stuart Deacon (managing director with Alvarez & Marsal restructuring practice in London), will look to provide an overview of the key trends and developments that could impact M&A deals in the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 over a series of five webinars. It is vital that investors and deal teams are well prepared in this era of disruption and transformation.

To register for each webinar in this series please click on the relevant link below. 


M&A industry outlook - expectations for the remainder of 2022 and beyond - Wednesday 4 May 2022

Whilst 2022 has so far had a disruptive start, worldwide, 2021 saw the highest number of high value and complex deals. Stephenson Harwood's M&A specialists are joined by economist, Trevor Williams (the former chief economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking), as they explore the latest M&A trends and what to expect in 2022.


Rise in regulatory hurdles - Tuesday 10 May 2022

2022 is a year when M&A is likely to face increasing regulatory challenges from antitrust, foreign investment, pension and other regulators. Stephenson Harwood's regulatory specialists carefully consider the importance of allowing sufficient time in deal timelines to secure and coordinate all required approvals and allocate regulatory risk appropriately in deal documents. 


New heightened M&A COVID-19 risks - Thursday 19 May 2022

COVID-19 saw businesses move from a state of uncertainty to a state of acceptance as markets and economies started to stabilise as lockdown restrictions eased. As the "new normal" evolves, Stephenson Harwood's specialists consider heightened risk areas that surfaced during the pandemic, and which may affect M&A going forward.


Avoiding other M&A risks and liabilities - Tuesday 7 June 2022

Dealmakers must remain alert to the risk of inheriting historical liabilities, implement robust due diligence procedures and mitigate against such risks. Stephenson Harwood's specialists consider how best to deal with certain M&A risks arising from the flurry of deals executed in record time during the last few years.


Distressed M&A - Tuesday 14 June 2022

Brexit, COVID-19, geo-political events and the resulting economic instability will inevitably have an adverse effect on some businesses for years to come, potentially giving rise to increased opportunities for distressed M&A deals. Stephenson Harwood's specialists are joined by Stuart Deacon of Alvarez & Marsal, as they explore the key challenges arising from distressed M&A deals and why it is so important for investors to be prepared early on to deal with such fast-paced transactions effectively. 


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27 May 2022, Online

ESG : Legal Considerations, Implications & Best Practices online


Date: Friday, 27 May 2022

Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM (SGT)

Fee: S$198 (SBF Member) / S$305 (Non-member) All fees are net inclusive of GST


With the recent global spotlight on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), there has been increasing focus by governments, regulators and business stakeholders to ensure that sustainability is a key consideration for corporations to operate in their business environment. A clear and formal understanding of ESG is vital for Singapore businesses to succeed in both their Asian and international markets.

Climate change, supply chain ethics, sustainable waste management and corruption are just some of the many aspects of ESG that most businesses need to note. There is a need for Singapore businesses to get on the ESG bandwagon to manage their corporate risks so as to avoid unforeseen, potential liability in order to stay competitive globally.

About This Workshop:

1. Introduction to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

  • Definition of ESG - what is it exactly ? How it affects today's businesses and in what ways ?
  • ESG vs Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The importance of ESG governance
  • ESG reporting standards

2. Recent ESG related regulations and initiatives and how it affects businesses :

  • Highlights of Singapore Green Plan 2030
  • Singapore Exchange (SGX) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines
  • Resource Sustainability Act 
  • Carbon Pricing Act

3. The necessary steps ahead for businesses to take :

  • Key considerations to make in putting up a workable ESG plan
  • Implementation of the ESG plan

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4. Other Practical Considerations - by specially invited co-trainer, Jessica Cheam

  • The business case for organisations to get on the ESG bandwagon
  • Potential pitfalls and challenges that organisations may face on their pursuit of ESG journey and how to overcome them

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will learn and obtain a greater understanding of :

  • the basics of ESG and appreciate the importance of preparing their businesses for the ESG wave
  • the updates on the recent local ESG initiatives that will have impact on their businesses
  • the essential ESG concepts required for developing an ESG plan
  • the valuable knowledge and practical insights shared by practitioners

Who Would Benefit:
Business owners, senior management, working level executives who are involved in looking into the ESG plan for their organisations

Meet The Trainers:


Nicola Loh, Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Bachelor of Laws, Singapore Management University (SMU)
Adv. Cert (GRC), IBFQ

Nicola is the Head of the firm's Regulatory & Compliance Practice. She provides compliance advice on regulations, solutions for managing risks and training in areas such as anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, conflicts of interest, conduct risk and corporate governance, just to name a few.

Nicola also provides support to clients in cases where there are investigations by regulators and government authorities. Her experience in commercial dispute resolution and shipping & admiralty allowed her to be involved in a variety of multijurisdictional cases over the years. Clients that she has acted for include banks, listed commodities companies and BVI companies. She has also regularly represented clients in international arbitrations, mediations and also appeared before all levels of the Singapore Courts. Nicola has represented clients in settlement negotiations, especially in disputes arising from commercial contracts. Nicola's extensive background has enabled her to handle both the advisory and contentious aspects of regulatory matters.

Nicola is in-charge of the firm's corporate secretarial arm, MP Corporate Secretarial Services Pte Ltd which serves many clients from industries such as finance, commodities, real estate, shipping, logistics, engineering, manufacturing, oil and construction. 

Fluent in both English and Mandarin, Nicola also trains with the Informaconnect Maritime Trading Academy (Singapore).

Jessica Cheam
Founder & Managing Director, Eco-Business

Jessica is the Founder and Managing Director of Eco-Business, Asia Pacific's leading independent media and business intelligence organisation dedicated to sustainable development. She is recognised as a sustainability pioneer with two decades of rich experience in media, sustainable development and ESG issues globally.

She is a regular columnist for national newspapers and is on the board of directors for Singapore listed company, ComfortDelGro (one of world's largest land transport companies) as an independent non-executive director. She chairs the Group's Board Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk and the Digitalisation Committees.

Jessica holds the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing and is the General Partner of the Sustainable Future Fund (a collaboration between Tembusu Partners and Eco-Business), to fund early stage sustainability-focused ventures. She is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and serves as its ESG committee member. In addition, she is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia.

Jessica specialises in advising the Boards of a wide range of government and multi-national organisations on ESG strategy planning. As a previous Singapore Press Holdings scholar, she has been recognised in many regional and international journalism and sustainability awards, including Women of The Future Southeast Asia Awards, Gen.T List 2021 and LinkedIn Power Profiles, and has been called upon to speak at and host discussions across the globe on her areas of expertise and interest.

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27 May 2022, Online

Cyber Fraud online

ONC Lawyers

Date: Friday, 27 May 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Language: English

CPD: Law Society CPD point is being applied for

In Hong Kong, there is an increasing trend of crimes committed through electronic means to deceive the victims into transferring money to unauthorized accounts or providing personal information to the fraudsters.  It is important to know what you should do when you are a victim of the cyber fraud, and how to defend against victim’s claims if you are an innocent recipient of the stolen funds. 

In this webinar, Mr. Eric Woo will discuss the following:

  • Types of cyber fraud
  • If you are a victim: how to recover stolen funds?
  • If you are an innocent recipient of stolen funds: how to defend against victim’s claims?


Eric Woo, Partner

Mr. Eric Woo has extensive experience in criminal litigation involving white-collar commercial crime cases as well as other criminal matters.  He also acts on fiat for the Department of Justice to prosecute criminal cases.

Eric is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Transportation and Logistics Committee, Arbitration Committee, Public Policy Committee and Standing Committee on Practitioners Affairs of The Law Society of Hong Kong.  Eric is also appointed as a panel arbitrator of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei and The Law Society of Hong Kong, a member of the Appeal Panel (Housing) of the Transport and Housing Bureau of Hong Kong and HKSAR Passports Appeal Board, and the Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings).


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31 May 2022, Online

What's the best way to digitalise your Corporate governance? online

Wolters Kluwer

WHERE: Online

WHEN: Tuesday 31st May at 11am

The health crisis has profoundly changed corporate governance, forcing companies to adapt and rethink their operation. More than a crisis response solution, corporate digitalisation represents a long-term opportunity.

With Legisway, you can easily store and share all your company's legal information and manage your holdings and subsidiaries worldwide, plus you'll always have a precise overview of your organization ready for reports, audits or due diligence procedures.

Now you can digitise your General Meetings and other governance bodies thanks to the easyQuorum technology, integrated into Legisway.

Demo this new Corporate Management offering - an all-in-one solution, the most complete on the market!

Speakers :

Simon Winter, Sales Manager, Wolters Kluwer Legal Software

François Guillebaud, Sales Manager, Wolters Kluwer Legal Software


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31 May 2022, Online

ESG perspectives in Brazilian public and private sectors online

Demarest Advogados

Performing well according to ESG criteria has increasingly become an indicator of diligent management, not only in the private, but also in the public sector.

A top-of-mind matter related to ESG has been climate changes and how to mitigate them. This is an extremely relevant and current topic, considering its constant insertion in the context of various segments and activities of economic agents, including global financial markets and financial institutions.

How has fostering the development of sustainable businesses, by society, the market, international organizations, regulatory agents, among others been improved in Brazil?

During this webinar, we will discuss certain key aspects that companies, market players, financial institutions and the public sector should consider as they evaluate ESG implications and strategic opportunities, including:

  • Decarbonization in large cities
  • Climate management in large cities
  • Development of electric transportation focusing on clean and sustainable cities
  • Government encouragement of sustainable developments in large industries
  • Sustainable development in private sector companies in developing countries
  • Financial risk management in sustainable businesses in the private and public sectors
  • Management of green and sustainable investments in companies and entities
  • Development of digital platforms for sustainable financing
  • Support from governmental entities in helping oversee and achieve sustainable goals that meet ESG criteria


Carolina de Almeida Castelo Branco
Environmental and Social Specialist
World Bank Group




Carolina de Almeida Castelo Branco works as Environmental and Social Specialist for the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, which is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.

She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Stanford University. Carolina worked for almost 12 years at Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice, a leading provider of comprehensive legal services in Brazil. Carolina has experience in audits, analysis of risks, and environmental impacts in several sectors, including mining, energy, civil construction, oil and gas, agribusiness, and forestry.


Elias Sfeir
Member of the Advisory Board-Secretariat for Climate Prediction of the Municipality of São Paulo




Experienced executive with a solid track record in conducting business. He has held a variety of roles, serving on boards of directors, president, new business development, strategic planning, sales, marketing, engineering, operations and manufacturing.

He has an extensive network in the Finance, Telecommunications, Automotive, Food, Health, Consumer and Packaging verticals. His multicultural experience includes four years of activity in the United States and several works throughout Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia. For more than 15 years he has held high-level roles in American and European organizations.

Certified Advisor and IBCG Member, Editorial Advisor at Digital Money, Internationally Certified by Moody's ESG Risk Assessment for Lender and Asset Managers, Participant in International Events regarding ESG and Sustainable Finance.

He holds a degree in Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade São Paulo (USP), a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and a Master’s degree from Kellogg Business School-NWU.


Fernanda Stefanelo
Lawyer specialized in Environmental Law
Demarest Advogados




Fernanda Stefanelo is a partner in Demarest’s Environmental practice area. She concentrates her practice in matters of licensing, contaminated areas, energy, forestry matters, solid waste and reverse logistics, ESG, environmental liability, among others.

She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Law from Universidade Católica de Santos (UNISANTOS), and specialization degrees in Environmental Law, from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), and in Environmental Management and Business in the Energy Industry, from Universidade de São Paulo (USP).

Fernanda is a member of the Advanced Study Group in Agricultural Law at Fundação Arcadas (USP), 2021.

Carolina de Almeida Castelo Branco works as Environmental and Social Specialist for the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, which is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.

She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Stanford University. Carolina worked for almost 12 years at Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice, a leading provider of comprehensive legal services in Brazil. Carolina has experience in audits, analysis of risks, and environmental impacts in several sectors, including mining, energy, civil construction, oil and gas, agribusiness, and forestry.


Marco Antonio Fujihara
Executive Coordinator of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change and Director of RADCE




Marco Antonio Fujihara is the Executive Coordinator of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change and has more than 40 years of experience in the forestry sector as an agronomist. He holds a specialization from Harvard in economics focused in agribusiness, forestry companies, strategy and policies, and climate change.

He is the director of RADCE, a consulting company focused on the management of green and sustainable investments and also acts on a number of boards for companies and entities of the third sector. Mr. Fujihara also develops digital platforms and sustainable financing with the help of credit instruments and venture capital for Ecofix Securities and for global environmental services platform The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

He is on the advisory board of the Carbon Disclosure Project LATAM and the Local Governments for Sustainability network and has acted in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a reviewer for Working Group II (WG2), in addition to acting as an advisor to the Climate Investment Funds.

Mr. Fujihara also served as coordinator of Forest Products for Mercosul, as Superintendent of the Brazilian Association of Silviculture, as Coordinator of Natural Resources at the Brazilian National Pulp and Paper Association (Bracelpa), and as Director of Renewable Natural Resources at IBAMA in Brasilia.

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1 June 2022, Online

Competition law update for corporate counsel online

Cooper Grace Ward

Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (AEST)

Increasing regulatory action in the area of competition and consumer law is beginning to capture the attention of many Australian businesses and their in–house legal teams.

A number of businesses are being caught out by relying on established industry practices that are prohibited by the law. This attracts significant risks and potential financial, criminal and civil penalties for companies that are not abiding by the changing rules and regulations.

But how well do you understand the full impacts and risks across your organisation?

In this webinar, David Grace and Adelaide Hayes will discuss latest developments in competition law and the impacts for in-house legal teams and Australian businesses. They will explore recent cases of anti-competitive conduct and share practical steps that can be taken to address competition law risks, including in the areas of:

  • cartels
  • concerted practices
  • exclusive dealing
  • misuse of market power
  • mergers, amalgamations and acquisitions control


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2 June 2022, Online

Bilateral Initial Margin Webcast online

Ernst & Young

WHERE: Online

WHEN: 2nd of June 2022

Initial Margin requirements will apply to a large number of Phase 6 counterparties (i.e. uncleared derivative volume > 8bn) starting in September 2022.

With only four months to go, the lead time to completion and the scale of efforts should not be underestimated considering that, in previous phases, even leading global investment banks faced significant challenges.

Market participants will need to assess applicability of the rules to leave sufficient time for implementation, if necessary. Even where the actual exchange of Initial Margin is not required from the start, they will nevertheless need to establish an appropriate threshold monitoring and Initial Margin calculation framework for 2022 and beyond.

In this event, we will address the regulatory requirements, potential challenges and some tips and tricks to facilitate monitoring and implementation.

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2 June 2022, St. Regis Mexico City, 439 Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Mexico

Latin Lawyer and GIR Live: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico 2022 in person

Latin Lawyer

Latin Lawyer and GIR Live: Anti-Corruption & Investigations Mexico 2022

Date: Thursday, 2 June 2022

Location: St. Regis Mexico City, 439 Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Mexico

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