Past Seminars / Events
Programme Code : 20181212
Event Date : 12 December 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:15pm-9:15pm (6:45pm registration)
Venue : Room 201, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, No. 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai View google map
Speakers : Mr. Douglas Clark, Ms. Lareina Chan and Mr. Moses W. Park
Language : English
CPD Credit : 2 hrs
Proficiency Level : Non-technical
Fee : HK $ 250 for TIHK member / student
HK $ 350 for Non-member
HK $ 300 for members of organizations of CPD Alliance

Many tax professionals when seeking legal advice will look to solicitors for assistance.  However, in many cases it is possible to instruct barristers, many of whom are specialists, directly. 


At this talk, member of the bar will talk about how tax professionals may instruct barristers directly including the matters on which they can advise, the professional rules barrister must comply with when receiving direct instructions and how to get the best advice from a barrister and how to agree fees. Advice that barristers can give includes commercial taxation issues, drafting agreements, tax structuring, individual tax matters including estate planning and the law of other jurisdictions (if they are competent to advise on that jurisdiction).

Speaker Profile Content :
1. Mr. Douglas Clark, Barrister
Doug Clark has been practising as a barrister in Hong Kong since 2011. Prior to that he was a solicitor and was Managing Partner of Lovells’ (now Hogan Lovells) Shanghai office from 2003 to 2011. Doug’s main area of practice is Intellectual Property and he has advised over the years on the tax structuring of a number of intellectual property portfolios and licensing agreements. He has since 2016, been a member of the Inland Revenue Board of Review.

2. Ms. Lareina Chan, Barrister
Lareina was called to the Bar in 2014 and is developing a broad civil practice. Lareina has a particular interest in matrimonial work. She has also been instructed in a wide range of other cases including company / commercial / contract matters, shareholders’ disputes and winding up petitions, personal injuries (including medical negligence), intellectual property, shipping, land and property (including in relation to New Territories land), probate / administration, and employment.

Lareina was formerly a member of the Bar Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association and is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee on Young Barristers of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

3. Mr. Moses W. Park, Barrister
Moses W. Park is a barrister based in Hong Kong. His practice mainly focuses on conduct and resolution of cross-border and international commercial arbitration and litigation. He has handled a broad spectrum of commercial work with an emphasis on civil fraud, asset-tracing/recovery, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments as well as shareholder disputes.

Moses has expertise concerning recovery strategies and emergency relief measures related to fraud including Mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders and asset tracing proceedings. He is well versed in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards process in Hong Kong. His work extends to regulatory fields (providing advice on matters governed by securities and tax legislation) often involving a mix of private and public law elements.