Event - 21 October 2020

Hawksford is organising a webinar with UK DIT, Invest HK and JAC Lawyers

UK Department for International Trade, InvestHK, JAC Lawyers and Hawksford invite you to a webinar discussing new opportunities in Hong Kong’s retail sector during and beyond Covid-19.

Join our webinar and hear from experts about Hong Kong and Macao Economic outlook and the latest updates on the consumer trends for F&B and Fashion retail. The webinar will also cover topics such as company setups and tax and accounting requirements. Whether you are actively looking for overseas expansion or trying to secure commercial ties in the market, we encourage you to join us and find out more.

Start and grow your fashion retail and F&B business in Hong Kong and Macao


Event details

Date:  Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Time:  5pm (HK time), 10am (UK time) 
Location:  Online webinar 

To join us for the webinar, please click the button to register.

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Our Speakers

Dario Acconci, Managing Director, Asia, Hawksford

Dario is the Managing Director for South East Asia whilst managing a strategic portfolio of clients in China and Hong Kong. He started his career in Hong Kong in 2003 working for an international law firm and developed a deep experience in assisting foreign investments into China, Hong Kong and South East Asia advising clients in connection to various aspects ranging from corporate, commercial to labour law. He has built a practice of multinational clients and a strong reputation of adviser to the board of several fashion and luxury brands.

Francesco Montonati, Associate Director, Hong Kong, Hawksford

An International Law graduate, Francesco started his career at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in HK & Macau. He joined Hawksford in 2013 and has been working in both the Hong Kong and the Shanghai offices during the past years. During his years of practice, Francesco has extensively supported the establishment and business operations of foreign companies across Hong Kong and China, providing comprehensive advisory with outsourced administration services.

Andrew Davis, Head of Investment Promotion, Invest HK, London
Mr Andrew Davis is Head of Investment Promotion, UK Office for Invest Hong Kong, the government department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment into Hong Kong. Mr Davis has joined Invest Hong Kong in February 2010 initially as Associate Director-General in the Hong Kong Head Office. He led the Tourism & Hospitality, Creative Industries, Consumer Products, Business & Professional Services and Transport & Industrial sector specialist teams. In mid 2015, he relocated to the UK to lead the UK Team.
Corin Wilson, Director, Trade and Investment, DIT, HK & Macao

Corin is a career civil servant and diplomat for the UK Government with nearly 20 years of experience in trade and investment working across the world. Focusing on both policy and commercial aspects, Corin has worked in Beijing, Johannesburg, London and Bangalore as well as supporting UK Government activities across South East Asia more widely. He has recently taken up a role as Director, Trade and Investment, for the Department for International Trade in Hong Kong.

Arthur Yu, Head of Consumer & Retail, DIT HK & Macao

Arthur Yu is the Head of Consumer & Retail in UK Department for International Trade, overseeing Hong Kong and Macao market. He facilitates bilateral trade and investment, amplifies UK excellence in consumer sectors and secures a hindrance-free access of UK consumer goods into the market. 

Joana Alves Cardoso, Partner, JAC Lawyers

Joana Alves Cardoso is the founding partner of JAC Lawyers and has solid experience with international clients in the areas of retail, technology and distribution and works both with local and multinational corporations in commercial and corporate matters, including their strategy to enter the Macao market. She is currently also the President of the International Estate Planning Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and has been an active member and guest speaker in various international panels for over 7 years in the areas of Corporate Commercial, Family Law and Estate and Tax Planning.    

About Hawksford

Hawksford is a leading provider of company formation, providing administration services and business support from small to medium-sized to large companies in Asia and Europe. We have more than 200 multilingual professionals in Asia and 450 globally, who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, German, Spanish, and Italian, based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Jersey and Milan. 

About Invest HK

InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. In all our services, we apply the following core values: passion, integrity, professionalism, customer service, business friendliness and responsiveness.

About Department of International Trade

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade. 

About JAC Lawyers

JAC Lawyers, a well-rounded law firm in Macao advising and guiding across a wide range of jurisdictions with a special focus  in Commercial and Corporate, Banking and Finance and Estate Planning and Family Law. The firm has gained reputation for working closely with their international clients guiding them not only in strict legal matters but adding an input into market practises and trends delivering focus-driven results.

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