*The event has been cancelled.
In what feels like an instant, a couple of months have passed since our first online alumnae Networking Night. In this we cheerfully defied Covid’s stranglehold by connecting across Hong Kong, Europe, the United States and Mainland China.
We had such a good time that we have decided to do it again. As before, we will involve guests in a brief roundtable discussion on networking and related experiences. This time the focus will be on how networking practices have changed for them within their professions and jurisdictions since the onset of Covid. Our guests this time, all young alumni who graduated in the early 2010s, will be an eclectic group. One began at the Hong Kong Bar but is now a solicitor here. Another, a PRC-qualified lawyer, has since graduating worked in a Mainland Chinese finance house but is now preparing to qualify as a Hong Kong solicitor. Yet another went from international law firm practice to run a team at Google.
Do join us to hear what our own have to say about how they form and cultivate business relationships in these strange days. After our roundtable, we will split, as we happily did last time, into online breakout rooms where we can meet and catch up with each other in our virtual lounges. (This time we will extend each session to five minutes rather than the quick three minute ones we ran last time.)
All CUHK LAW Alumni are welcome.
About the Panelists:
Clarice Kan (CUHK JD & PCLL)
S.E. Asia and Greater China Ads Partnerships Lead, Google
Clarice is currently on the Global Partnerships team at Google, where she leads strategic ads partnerships across South East Asia and Greater China. Prior to her current role, she was North Asia Compliance Counsel at Google after working in private practice in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Clarice is a frequent speaker at Google and external events across APAC with diversity and inclusion-focused themes. Notable speaking engagements over the past few years include the Economist Group’s “Pride and Prejudice” event and the Hong Kong Law Society’s “Belt and Road Summit”. She is also a career coach and consultant specializing in career mobility / development, effective communications, public speaking / presentation skills, and building presence.
Monica Jia (CUHK LLM IEL)
Legal Counsel, Shenwan Hongyuan Securities (H.K.) Limited
Monica is an alumna from CUHK IEL 2013. She is qualified in PRC in 2016 and have worked in HK law firm and also PRC law firm in PRC for corporate and banking matters. She is now in-house at a Chinese securities firm, Shenwan Hongyuan Securities (H.K.) Limited.
Hayley Jetson (CUHK JD & PCLL)
Assistant Solicitor, CRB
Hayley was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2017. As a barrister, she worked on matrimonial, criminal, refugee, human rights and personal injury briefs. She specialised in family matters, working on Maintenance Pending Suit applications, Financial/Children Dispute Resolution hearings, ‘big money’ cases, surrogacy applications as well as contempt and fraud litigation in the family context.
Hayley joined CRB, a specialist family law firm, in September 2018 as a trainee solicitor, securing and completing secondments at Farrer & Co (Private Client) and Kennedys (Financial Lines). She was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in March 2021.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Hayley worked for over a decade in Hong Kong in private special education.