Effective cross-border partnerships: Infrastructure investment & risk management
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) hosted a full day conference to focus on infrastructure investment and risk management in the cross-border context on 17 July 2019.
The conference brought together over 100 people attended including government officials, business leaders, financiers and legal experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing and operating infrastructure projects, and the role Hong Kong plays a a dispute resolution venue for cross-border disputes.
The topics included: Infrastructure investment in the Asia-Pacific Region: An overview; How to make infrastructure projects a success: The role of government and the company perspective; Project finance: Who pays and what are the risks? The view from the banks; Getting the deal done: Dialogue on infrastructure and public-private partnerships; and Planning ahead: Effective strategies for mitigating risk.
Expert speakers included:
Narendra Adiyasa (Partner at Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung); Benny Bernarto (Partner at TNB & Partners); Chris Bickerstaff (Director (Specialty) of PT Jardine Lloyd Thompson); Tony Budidjaja (Managing Partner at Budidjaja International Lawyers); Vanessa Capdevielle (Director of Blackpeak); Peter Chow (Partner at Squire Patton Boggs); Mariel Dimsey (Partner at CMS); Amanda Lees (Partner at Simmons & Simmons); Cathy Marsh (Assistant General Counsel at Asian Development Bank); Karen Mills (Founder and International Legal Advisor of KarimSyah Law Firm); David Platt (Partner at Pinsent Masons); Kiran Sanghera (Business Development Deputy Director of HKIAC); Heldy Satrya Putera (Director of Infrastructure Planning at Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board); Edwin Syahruzad (Acting CEO of PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)); Thomas Tan (CFO at ASTRA Infra); Harold Tjiptadjaja (Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance); Feri Wibisono, S.H., M.H. (Senior Expert Staff of the Attorney General at Republic of Indonesia); and Fang Zhao (Partner at Hui Zhong Law Firm).
This event was funded by the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material organised under this project do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee of the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme.