7BR & Denis Chang’s Chambers invite you to the Forum on Financial Crime on 16 April 2018 at 2-6pm

— 10 Apr 2018 —

7BR & Denis Chang’s Chambers invite you to attend

Forum on Financial Crime – Investigation, Regulation and Review

2pm – 6pm Monday 16 April 2018

Admiralty Conference Centre

1804B, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong


Join us for this informative seminar where we will discuss many key topics such as Bitcoin & Crypto-Currency, the investigatory powers of the Competition Commission and the use of judicial review in criminal proceedings. Counsel from England & Wales and Hong Kong, including Queen’s Counsel and Senior Counsel will be delivering talks and leading a Q&A session. The seminar will be followed by drinks at the nearby L16 Bar at Hong Kong Park. There is no charge to attend and we look forward to welcoming you to the event on Monday 16 April.


If you would like to attend the conference, please RSVP by replying to this email or send an email to Denis Chang’s Chambers’ Mercy Cheung at [email protected]


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14:00       Registration

14:30       Use of judicial review in criminal proceedings – Hectar Pun SC

15:00       Regulatory issues surrounding Bitcoin & Crypto-Currency – Collingwood Thompson QC

15:30       Investigatory power of the Competition Commission – Tim Parker

16:00       Refreshment break

16:20       Striking the Balance between and AML/CTF and the Right to Privacy – Andrew Wheeler QC

16:50       ENRC and the English law of privilege in criminal investigations – David O’Mahony

17:20       Q&A

18:00       Drinks reception – L16 Bar

Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Admiralty






Mr Hectar Pun SC, Denis Chang’s Chambers


Hectar was called to the Bar in 1995 and appointed Senior Counsel in 2015.


Hectar’s practice spans many areas including constitutional and administrative law, human rights law, immigration law, land law, company law and commercial law. He appears regularly on behalf of applicants in major judicial review proceedings. Hectar has acted for the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, legislative councilors, district councilors, demonstrators, police officers, prisoners, refugees and asylum seekers, tenants of public housing estates, homosexuals, transsexuals, the disabled and the underprivileged, etc.



Mr Tim Parker, Blackstone Chambers and Denis Chang’s Chambers


Tim’s practice spans public international law litigation and advisory work, constitutional and administrative law cases, as well as competition and civil / commercial matters. Chambers & Partners Asia ranks Tim as “one of the best public law juniors around” and “a bright star in the making for administrative law cases”.


Tim has appeared in a number of landmark public law cases before the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, and is regularly instructed in major cases concurring human rights and civil liberties, and commercial judicial reviews. He has acted in Hong Kong’s only major competition case to date (Television Broadcasts Ltd v Communications Authority [2016] 2 HKLRD 41, successfully challenging the constitutionality of the broadcasting sector competition law) and is instructed in the first case brought before the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. He is also a member of the Competition Commission’s Panel of External Counsel. Tim’s civil and commercial work covers a variety of contractual, tortious and company disputes.



Mr Collingwood Thompson QC


Collingwood is head of Chambers at 7BR and has specialized in both civil and criminal fraud since taking silk in 1998. He has prosecuted for all the main agencies (SFO, CPS, SOCA (now the NCA)) and advised the Attorney General of Jersey on fraud-related investigations, as well as defending clients charged on major fraud prosecutions instituted by these agencies.


His practice areas include asset recovery, bribery and corruption, money laundering, restraint and confiscation and criminal fraud litigation. Through his fraud practice he has developed an expertise in legal professional privilege, particularly in connection with search warrants and Production Orders. His practice is increasingly international, with appearances in courts in the Caribbean and, in particular, Hong Kong. He is ranked in Chambers 2014 as one of the leaders at the Bar in London Criminal (Fraud). Appointed as a Recorder in 1997.



Mr Andrew Wheeler QC


Andrew Wheeler QC is ranked in financial crime/complex fraud by the Legal 500 and by Chambers & Partners as a new silk, Andrew “has great client-care skills”, “engenders respect for his great manner in court”, and is known for his “highly effective cross-examination style”.


He has extensive experience in relation to the prosecution and defense of serious fraud, associated money laundering and proceeds of crime restraint/confiscation, and compliance/regulatory matters – and has a detailed knowledge of evidence gathering from, and asset tracing through, multiple jurisdictions. Andrew is regularly instructed by leading defense firms, by the Serious Fraud Office, CPS Central Fraud Group & CPS Complex Casework Unit, Insolvency Service and FCA.


His experience extends in particular to Bribery & Corruption, Company, Insolvency and Tax fraud, and to issues of Insider Dealing. He regularly advises both the UK and offshore sectors in respect of anti-money laundering and associated compliance issues.



Mr David O’Mahony


David O’Mahony specializes in cases in which international issues arise. He has particular experience in offshore issues. His practice has ranged across this field of the law being instructed in cases involving money laundering and criminal fraud, civil  and commercial law (particularly fraud), arbitration (both commercial and investment arbitration), domestic and international financial regulation and international crime. He advises on public and private international law and international criminal law.


He has deep knowledge of the law of bribery and corruption.


He has acted for and against companies as well as individuals in corruption cases. He has also acted in parallel civil and criminal proceedings and has in depth knowledge of how the civil law of director’s duties interact with the criminal law of bribery.  He has acted for a number of developing world governments in corruption investigations and negotiated a settlement agreement with one of the world’s largest multi nationals.


David has been instructed in cases in the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Channel Islands (particularly Jersey), the Gulf, the Indian sub – continent and South East Asia. He has been called to the bar in Australia, the DIFC courts and the TCI. He is on the list of counsel at the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in the Hague, and has acted successfully for the UK government in the European Court of Human Rights. He has appeared as junior counsel in commission hearings in the Indian courts and in the Privy Council. He is on the Serious Fraud Office ‘A’ Panel for Proceeds of Crime Act cases.



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