This one-hour round table discussion will consider the important question of governance in digital society. Many of those who have enthusiastically engaged in the digital world have done so because it was often claimed to be outside of centralised control and regulation by governments or international institutions. However, in the wake of concerns about privacy, crime, crypto collapses and geo-political power struggles, the digital world is facing governance from outside and in. Externally, governments and international institutions are promoting regulation of FinTech, artificial intelligence and the crypto world. Internally, digital citizens emphasise peer-to-peer regulation and governance, as evidenced by DAOs (decentralised autonomous organisations) and all blockchain-based ventures. Our participants will discuss the need for governance in digital society- in particular noting the problems that have already arisen in the digital world, the response of governments and digital citizens, and the likely future development of governance internally and externally for digital society.
About the Speakers:
Prof. Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School
A leading scholar on the EU’s regulatory power and a sought-after commentator on the European Union, global economy, and digital regulation, she coined the term the Brussels Effect to describe the European Union’s outsize influence on global markets. Most recently, she is the author of The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World (2020), named one of the best books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs. Her next book Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology will be published by the OUP in September 2023.
Mr. Danny Kan, Head of Legal and Compliance, Ping An Global Voyager Fund
Mr. Kan oversees major corporate and capital market transactions, as well as corporate governance and on-going compliance matters of Ping An Group. He also spearheads various innovative LegalTech and RegTech initiatives. Before joining Ping An Group, Mr. Kan was Counsel of a Magic Circle firm and a software engineer by training.
Ms. Stephanie Siu, Director of Strategic Development and Legal Counsel of eBrevia, DFIN, a leading provider of AI-powered contract review and analytics software
At eBrevia, Stephanie oversees the APAC business. Her roles include developing strategy, negotiating partnerships, coordinating with data scientists and software engineers for product development, and working closely with law firms and in-house legal teams on implementation.
A law graduate of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Stephanie previously practised as a corporate lawyer at Reed Smith Richards Butler, where she specialized in M&A and corporate advisory work.
She is currently also a visiting lecturer at The University of Law, and is regularly invited as a guest lecturer / speaker at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, law firms and conferences to speak on legal technology and innovation.
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.