Shearman And Sterling

Event November 15, 2018

Eye of the Storm: Crisis Prevention and Management Roundtable

  • Hong Kong

Shearman & Sterling, in partnership with The Legal 500GC Magazine and FTI Consulting, hosted the “Eye of the Storm: Crisis Prevention and Management Roundtable” in Hong Kong on November 15, 2018.  The discussion was led by Partner Brian Burke (New York/Shanghai-Litigation) and FTI  Consulting Managing Directors Mark Rushton and Sandeep Jadav.  The roundtable session offered in-house lawyers and compliance professionals the opportunity to consider and discuss, in the company of peers, key issues around crisis management in the Asia-Pacific region.

During the session, Brian and attendees discussed:

The key principles to observe, and actions to take, during and after a crisis

  • Benchmarking on best-practices for crisis management
  • The types of potential crises a company can face – white-collar crime, data privacy breaches, the impact of cyber-squatting – and how to avoid them
  • How companies can anticipate and mitigate the likelihood of a crisis before one occurs and how companies can build effective risk and crisis management systems
  • How to manage fallout from a crisis in one country to avoid spillover internationally
  • Regulators’ expectations in relation to risk assessments and handling crises, risks posed by changing regulations and how and when companies should communicate with regulators in relation to a crisis
  • The roles of in-house legal and compliance functions in a crisis


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