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2022 to 2023

Baker McKenzie is proud to present a series of webinars aimed at helping regulators’, legal practitioners’ and business leaders develop a deeper understanding of law and ESG issues in the Asia Pacific region.

Recordings of our recent webinars are available below. Please take a moment to watch the recordings of each session.

8 August 2022

11:00 am – 12:30 pm SGT

Session 1 | Business Sentiments and Opportunities
Our speakers from Baker McKenzie, Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law, Barramundi Group, and Schroders discussed the business opportunities and sentiments on the advancement of sustainable business operations and sustainability initiatives across the Asia Pacific region. For the full program you may request a copy here.

Speakers: Harikumar Pillay (co-moderator), Yip Man (co-moderator), Liu Nengye, Mini vandePol, Wong Dan Chi, James Kwan
7 November 2022

11:00 am – 12:30 pm SGT

Session 2 | ESG Reporting and Disclosures
In this session we will hear from speakers from, amongst others, Conservation International, Singapore Management University, and Singapore Exchange who will discuss the key issues surrounding ESG reporting and disclosures for businesses operating in the Asia Pacific region. For the full program you may request a copy here.

Speakers: May Loh (moderator), Stefanie Schacherer, Chan Kum Kong, Russell Quek 
13 March 2023

10:30 am – 12:00 pm SGT


Session 3 | Competition Law and Shareholder Stewardship: Collaboration Among Businesses as a Driver of ESG?
In this session, our panel of experts from both the private and public sectors will explore the following themes:
– Shareholder stewardship as a potential driver of ESG in corporate governance
– The role of Singapore’s competition laws and policies when businesses collaborate to pursue common ESG goals
– The Malaysia Competition Commission’s current initiatives in relation to competition law and sustainabilityOpportunities and challenges in SE Asia on promoting sustainability and competition policies

For the full program you may request a copy here.

Speakers: Harikumar Pillay (moderator), Dan Puchniak, Iskandar Ismail, Sean Tseng, Looi Teck Kheong

If you have any questions regarding this webinar series, please contact:

Cristina Akot
AP Business Development Senior Manager

Ferrol Conde
AP Business Development Coordinator


Hari is a principal in the Competition & Antitrust Practice Group at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow. His practice covers competition law and regulation-related advisory work in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region. Hari was the Director of the Enforcement Division at the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), where he supervised the CCCS’s Intelligence Unit and IT Forensics Taskforce, in addition to the supervision of case teams on various investigations, mergers and notifications. He was also responsible for managing leniency applications made to the CCCS, overseeing the secret complainant and reward schemes, planning and executing dawn raids, and recording investigative statements of persons under investigations. Hari led teams involved in defending appeals brought against the CCCS’s decisions before the Competition Appeals Board. Prior to joining the Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, Hari completed stints in private practice and as a Justices' Law Clerk with the Singapore Legal Service. Hari is recognised as one of "Who's Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders - Partners" in the 2020 Who's Who Legal Competition law survey conducted in conjunction with Global Competition Review.


Mini vandePol is the Head of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Investigations, Compliance & Ethics Group, after successfully completing three years as the Global Chair. Mini focuses on anti-bribery and corruption, trade sanctions, fraud and other senior executive misconduct investigations across Asia but most particularly in Hong Kong, China and India. Mini has more than 30 years' experience and is the trusted advisor to the boards and audit committees of the Firm's most significant global clients — assisting them to establish and enhance their risk management programs, assess risks in transactional opportunities and credibly investigate transgressions to support a strong commitment to a culture of compliance. In her previous Global Chair role, she led a team of 900+ compliance and investigations practitioners in Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America and North America, which was ranked amongst the Top 10 global investigations firms by Global Investigations Review in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Mini herself has recently been awarded "Woman Lawyer of the Year" in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and "Best in White Collar Crime" Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2019. She is also named as one of the "Top 100 Women in Investigations" by Global Investigations Review. Mini is the Firm's representative assisting the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and a member of the WEF's Global Future Council.

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