8 March 2010 (Mon)

4:00 – 6:00 pm

HKUST Business School Central,
15/F Hong Kong Club Building,
3A Chater Road, Central

CPT points:


The class will cover the following:-

  • What is meant by Cross Border Insolvency
  • Why it is important
  • Legal attempts at facilitating cross border insolvency
  • Practical issues faced by insolvency practitioners seeking to deal with assets located outside of the jurisdiction by which he was appointed
  • "Jurisdiction shopping"

This is a very live topic with consequences for creditors.  

Mr. Middleton will look at current examples from around the world, as well as drawing on his own personal experiences from his work on Lehman Brothers and others.

Speaker: Eddie Middleton, Partner and Head of Restructuring Services, Hong Kong, KPMG

Involved in restructuring work since 1990, Eddie is one of KPMG’s principal engagement leaders, whether in the context of formal insolvency appointments or by stakeholders seeking to effect a consensual restructuring. His experience takes in all types of restructuring assignments in industries as diverse as banking, transport & distribution, securities, construction, hotels & leisure, electronics, manufacturing, technology, and luxury goods.

SFC: Licensed individuals may claim CPT points on the courses taken which their employers consider those courses as relevant to the functions to be performed by them.
Coming event

In recent years, the Chinese Government has recognized the key role of venture capital and private equity in growth of businesses and the development of economy. Not only are they introducing policies to promote its expansion in China, they have injected real money to propel the industry. For the first time in China's VC/PE history, in Q3 2009 funds raised by RMB funds have exceeded that of US dollars. During the summit, we will discuss in depth the impact on the competitive landscape of the China VC/PE market, which has traditionally been dominated by international players, and how General Partners (GPs), Limited Partners (LPs), and potential investees position themselves to meet this change.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Patricia Chiu at
Email: / Tel: 2845 6100.

25 March 2010 (Thu)

12:00 – 2:00 pm

The China Club, 14/F Old Bank of China, Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong

For more details, please contact Lilia Chin/Sam Wong at Tel: 2845 6100.


22 April 2010 (Thu)

4:00 – 6:00 pm

HKUST Business School Central,
15/F Hong Kong Club Building,
3A Chater Road, Central

CPT points:


For more details, please contact Lilia Chin/Sam Wong at Tel: 2845 6100

Seats are limited and registration is on first-come-first-serve basis.
Download Registration Form
For enquiry, please call (852) 2845 6100.

The Hong Kong Business Angel Network (“HKBAN”), a network that has been promoted by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks in conjunction with the technology transfer offices of the major universities in Hong Kong.  HKBAN seeks to establish a platform through which any one can access pre-registered angels. HKVCA is a founding member and a facilitating entity to encourage the funding and development of young businesses in Hong Kong.

HKVCA is now soliciting the registration of angels who invest in seed and early stage opportunities raising up to HK$5,000,000. We are requesting members to consider appropriate colleagues, friends and investment partners who might be appropriate as angel investors. Registration should be made through the Association by sending the completed form to Sam Wong at or Tel: 2845 6100.

Upcoming event:

Pitching session – 13 March 2010

The first HKBAN event will be a pitching session and the details are as follows :
Date : 13 March 2010 (Sat)
Time: 9:00a.m. – 1:00pm
Venue: Meeting Room 1, 1/F., InnoCentre,
72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

The presenting companies are usually pre- screened by HKBAN's Committee to ensure the qualities of these companies are investment-ready for business angels. Information about the candidates will be provided before each pitching session. If you are interested to participate in the above or future matching events organized by HKBAN to look  for potential investment opportunities, please kindly contact Sam Wong to register with the Association first at Tel : 28456100 or email :

Your support
Please consider who of your friends, colleagues and associates might wish to attend the events and who might join the association in the development of the early stage segment of venture capital investing.


The Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index 2009-2010
The study provides a ranking of 66 countries, different regions, and a thorough analysis of the countries’ weaknesses and strengths in terms of economic activity, capital markets, taxation, investor protection, entrepreneurial culture and opportunities among other areas of interest to investors.

Illustrative International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) financial statements 2009 for Private Equity Funds
This publication provides an illustrative set of financial statements with notes on accounting policies, financial risk management, critical accounting estimates and judgments, interest income and so on, which are prepared in accordance with IFRS.

An update on interpretation by the Inland Revenue Department on the Locality of Profit of the Hong Kong Profit Tax (Jan 2010)
The report updates on the Inland Revenue Department current practice on assessing source of profits, its interpretations on the judgment/decisions of recent court cases and updates its view on the locality of profits.

Q3 2009 US Private Equity Performance Index
The index indicates US PE performance showed positive return across all investment horizon five years and longer for the period ending 30 Sept, 2009.


Motion: This House Believes that the Chinese Economy is Headed for a Hard Landing

Economists, professors and industrialists will debate on whether the Chinese economy is headed for a Hard Landing in Guangzhou, China, Event details as follows:

Date: March 16, 2010 (Tue)
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, 3 Xing An Road, Pearl River New City, Guangzhou
Organizer: British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong

For 2010 the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong is planning a series of special 'China Debates' loosely along the same lines as the brilliant 'Doha Debates', chaired by the former BBC correspondent and interviewer Tim Sebastian

The China Debates focus on a single, topical motion, with two speakers for and against. Once they have outlined their arguments, each speaker is questioned by the Chairman and the discussion is then opened up to the audience for further questions and discussions.  At the end of the debate, the audience are invited to vote on the motion.

Should you need more information, please click here

For registration, please contact British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong at Email:

Date: April 20 – 21, 2010
Venue: Island Shangri La, Hong Kong
Organizer: PEI Media

The fifth annual Private Equity International Forum: Asia once again brings together the thought leaders and key players in Asian private equity to address the most pressing issues facing their universe in 2010.

Most Asian private equity funds have braved the global financial crisis better than their peers in the West, thanks to still solid fundamentals across most of the region. How will fresh capital raising efforts go?   Are LPs really poised to make new commitments this year?

Key speakers set to uncover the answers include:

Sander van Maanen - AlpInvest Partners  
Renuka Ramnath - Multiples Alternate Asset Management
Maarten Ruijs - CVC Asia Pacific   
KY Tang - Affinity Equity Partners
Jing Ulrich - J.P. Morgan

Members of HKVCA are entitled to a 10% discount on registration.

Order today at  or call Xin Yan on +65 6838 4563. Ensure you quote promotion code HKVCA10 when ordering.
HKVCA Masterclasses

HKVCA Golf Events


Attracting and retaining talent has always been the key to long-term success of any great company. HKVCA welcomes member firms to advertise their openings on HKVCA website. If there are vacancies in your firm, please fill in the attached form and email to

Each opening will be posted on HKVCA's website for one month. The service is free of charge.

:: Job Placement Form ::


The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) has approved HKVCA as a Recognised Institution for Providing CPT (Continuous Professional Training). HKVCA's training courses, seminars, summits, conferences and forums may be applicable for claiming CPT points. For more details, please refer to "Education" section of our website.


HKVCA receives regular requests from various trade bodies and associations for speaker roles. Would you like to get involved and speak on behalf of HKVCA and promote our association and industry? Please contact Patricia Chiu at Tel: (852) 2845 6100 or to enroll on our speakers list.

February Monthly Breakfast Meeting

The HKVCA Member Monthly Breakfast is scheduled on the first Monday of each month. It provides an excellent opportunity for our members to network and to meet our Executive Committee.

Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Limited
Tel: (852) 2845 6100      Fax: (852) 2537 0086
Website:      Email: