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Head III

OLQE 2012

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The Examination will test candidates on the relevant law up to 31 August 2012
Head III Speakers
Commercial & Company Law
Michael P. Phillips Michael P. Phillips
Principal, Phillips Law (Sydney);

OLQE Head III Convenor for Company and Commercial from 2003 to 2010

Michael Phillips has practiced as an attorney for over 20 years-16 of which as a partner within international law firms in London and Hong Kong. Before relocating with his family to Sydney, Australia at the end of 2010, he was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Winston & Strawn LLP, a U.S. headquartered international law firm with over 900 lawyers across 15 offices. He is currently the principal of Phillips Law, a boutique legal consulting and corporate advisory firm in Sydney, Australia.

Michael has had a broad based corporate and commercial law practice advising clients within a diverse range of industries on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, regulatory compliance, securities (debt and equity) offerings and general corporate and commercial transactions.

He has represented numerous international clients on structuring, negotiating and drafting transactions in Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. He has also advised boards of public companies in connection with corporate governance and risk management protocols.

Michael was the Convenor of the Head III (Company and Commercial) OLQE examination for over 8 years. In that role he was responsible for co-ordinating the preparation and marking of the Head III examination.
Julienne JEN Julienne JEN
Senior Teaching Consultant, Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong;
Solicitor, HKSAR;
Solicitor, England and Wales;
CEDR Accredited Mediator;
Accredited General Mediator of the Law Society of Hong Kong

Examiner for Head II OLQE
Examiner for Civil Procedure for the PCLL Conversion Exam

Julienne is currently a full-time Senior Teaching Consultant at the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong. Julienne is the course coordinator for the Civil Litigation course and the Commercial Disputes Resolution Elective for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws programme offered by the University of Hong Kong.

Julienne is experienced in defending litigation involving professionals, acting upon the instructions of professional liability insurers. Her main area of practice is in medical negligence and related medico-legal matters including handling Medical and Dental Council inquiries and Coroners Inquests. Julienne also has experience in general commercial litigation matters, including matters involving insurance law, handling joint ventures and shareholders' disputes (and applications under sections 168A and 177(1)(f) of the Companies Ordinance), sales of goods disputes, defamation actions and insolvency proceedings.
Revision Session
Robert Ogilvy Watson Robert Ogilvy Watson
Partner, Ashurst Hong Kong;
LLB (London);
Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales;
Solicitor, Law Society of Hong Kong

Robert Ogilvy Watson became a partner with the international law firm Ashurst in May 2001 and has practised as solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law since November 1993. Robert specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities transactions, including IPOs and secondary offerings. Robert was Secretary to the UK Takeover Panel from 2002 to 2004 and has particular expertise in acting for investment banks and public companies on public M&A. Robert has lectured regularly at international investment banks on legal topics and internally at Ashurst as a presenter on its internal training programme for solicitors.
Head III Examination Date
8 November 2012 (Thursday)
Head III Class Schedule
Date Time Hrs Topic   Speaker Remarks
Tue 10 Jul 6:30pm - 8:45pm 2 Commercial & Company Law L1# Julienne * Introduction to Business Organisations
Wed 11 Jul 6:30pm - 8:45pm 2 Commercial & Company Law L2 Julienne * Company Practice
Mon 16 Jul 6:30pm - 9:45pm 3 Commercial & Company Law L3 Michael Phillips * Hong Kong Joint Ventures
Tue 17 Jul 6:30pm - 9:45pm 3 Commercial & Company Law L4 Michael Phillips * Acquisition of a Private Company
Wed 18 Jul 6:30pm - 9:45pm 3 Commercial & Company Law L5 Michael Phillips * Securities and Investor Protection
Thu 19 Jul 6:30pm - 7:30pm 1 Commercial & Company Law L6 Michael Phillips * Receiverships
Thu 19 Jul 7:45pm - 9:45pm 2 Revision Session R1 Michael Phillips
Tue 7 Aug 6:30pm - 8:45pm 2 Commercial & Company Law L7 Julienne * Charges, Other Forms of Security, and Guarantees
Tue 14 Aug 6:30pm - 8:45pm 2 Commercial & Company Law L8 Julienne * Company Liquidations
Tue 4 Sep 6:30pm - 8:15pm 1.5 Revision Session R2 Robert
Tue 25 Sep 6:30pm - 10:00pm 3.5 Mock Examination
Mon 8 Oct 6:30pm - 8:45pm 2 Revision Session R3 Michael Phillips
Tue 9 Oct 6:30pm - 8:45pm 2 Mock Exam Feedback Michael Phillips
Head III Class Venue
Room 306, 3/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong [View Map]
Signing in & out at Registration Registration begins 20 minutes before the start of each session. Bad Weather Policy Class sessions will be cancelled if a No. 8 higher tropical cyclone signal or black storm warning is raised within 3 hours before the start of registration or during the session. In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, the session will be re-schedule.
Date Title Time Fee Ref
19 Jul (Thu) Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12CF06
31 Jul (Tue) Rights Issue and Other Updates 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12IP04
10 Aug (Fri) Recent Developments in Securities Law 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12SF02
24 Aug (Fri) A Practical Guide to M&A in Hong Kong 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12CF08
31 Aug (Fri) Recent Developments in Company Law 2:30pm - 5:45pm FreeTBC L12CC05
6 Sep (Thu) A Practical Analysis of a Share Purchase Agreement 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12CC08
13 Sep (Thu) Shareholder Disputes and Litigation 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12CC07
9 Oct (Tue) Directors of Listed Companies - Responsibilities and Liabilities 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12CC09
18 Oct (Thu) The Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Repurchases 2:30pm - 5:45pm Free L12CF07
Free/Cheaper CPD courses which are relevant to the OLQE examinations.
Please note that the VCD or MP3 files may not be provided to Home Study Student, as we will have to seek approval from the CPD presenters.

Examination Dates
Important Dates
  • Closing date for lodging application to sit the 2012 OLQE Examinations29 Jun 2012 (Fri)
  • Closing date for registration to sit the 2012 OLQE Examinations17 Aug 2012 (Fri)
  • Issue of candidate slips17-21 Sep 2012
  • Last date to advise of disability3 Oct 2012 (Wed)
  • Last day to withdraw from Examiantion to be eligible for part refund of registration fee19 Oct 2012 (Fri)
  • Provisional date for release of the results28 Feb 2013 (Thu)