26 Oct 2020 (Mon), 12:00 - 13:00 h / UTC +1 MEZ - Berlin

BCCG Strategy Webinar: Future Scenarios for Hong Kong: Consequences of the Security Law for European Politics and Businesses

Hong Kong has fundamentally changed. Almost everything in daily life, including the business environment, is now politicized, converging towards the conditions on the mainland. Businesses need to adjust to increasing legal and political uncertainty. The choice is to either publicly kowtow or to bring operations and assets to safe alternative locations. With the decoupling of Chinese and Western economic spheres already under way at the global level, geo-political rifts will especially be felt in Hong Kong – regardless of the outcome of the US elections.

Please join us for our strategic webinar to discuss consequences of the security law in Hong Kong for European politics and businesses.


- Welcome remarks in the name of BCCG and Agora Strategy by Ilka Hartmann

- Introduction of topic and speakers as well as technical instructions by Dr. Jennifer Pernau

- Impulse statements by panelists, moderated by Dr. Jennifer Pernau

Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff – Former Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong, ASG Senior Advisor

Nathan Law – pro-democracy activist, amongst TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2020

David Marsh – Chairman and Co-Founder of OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum London), BCCG member

- Discussion with the panelists and participants, moderated by Dr. Jennifer Pernau

- Concluding remarks by Ilka Hartmann

Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff is Senior Advosor at Agora Strategy Group. He served as Consul General to the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong and Macao (2013-2017). German Ambassador in Moldova (2007-2010) and in Malaysia (until July 2020). He was also Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, Turkey and the EFTA States. Graf Lambsdorff was posted at the Office of the High Representative in Brcko, Bosnia, and as Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (Head of the EU Pillar) of UNMIK in Kosovo. Other postings included Jakarta, Washington and Tallinn.

Nathan Law is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent young democracy activists, currently in British exile. In the age of 23, he became the youngest lawmaker elected to the city legislature. Law was a founding member of Demosisto, a pro-democracy party that disbanded the same day Beijing imposed its new security law on Hong Kong. Listed under the “100 Most Influential People of 2020”, TIME described Law as “simply a typically brave representative of a generation whose spirit the Communist Party wants to stamp out.”

David Marsh is Chairman and Co-Founder of OMFIF ((Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum). Previously, he worked for City merchant bank Robert Fleming, corporate finance boutique Hawkpoint, German management consultancy Droege and London investment firm London & Oxford. Marsh is a Board Member of Henderson Eurotrust and the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany and visiting Professor at Sheffield University and King’s College London. He was made Commander of the British Empire in 2000 and was awarded the German Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in 2003.

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