Pushing Pro Bono Forward - 2nd Annual Hong Kong ACC Pro Bono Summit 2019
On 29 August 2019, Star Anise Legal proudly sponsored the Second Annual Hong Kong Corporate Counsels Association’s ("ACC") Pro Bono Summit which took place at Linklaters’ Hong Kong office. The annual Summit brings together community stakeholders to push forward pro bono programmes among local corporate counsel.
Star Anise Legal’s General Counsel, Davyd Wong, who is also a Director of the ACC moderated a panel discussion about different models of pro bono that in-house counsel could adopt given the current regulatory environment. This included engaging directly with non-profit organisations as well as working collaboratively with private practice lawyers to provide free legal advice and assistance to NGOs and their lay clients.
There was a good turnout of in-house lawyers as they filled the venue. There were also many questions from the audience who were keen to learn more about how in-house Counsel can pair up with law firms to provide legal assistance to those in need.
Star Anise Legal sponsored the food and drink for the networking dinner that followed the Summit. The delicious dinner was catered by the Christian Action’s Centre For Refugees, which is a charity that assists refugees in Hong Kong. Here are a few highlights of the night:
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