OLQE 2012 Head III Syllabus Download Now!
The Examination will test candidates on the relevant law up to 31 August 2012
Commercial & Company Law
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.
Senior Teaching Consultant, Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong;
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.
Robert Ogilvy Watson
Partner, Ashurst Hong Kong;
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.
8 November 2012 (Thursday)
|OLQE Head III Class Schedule|
# With Study Techniques at first 15 minutes
Revision classes include an examination techniques session
Room 306, 3/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
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.
2 November 2012 (Fri)
5 November 2012 (Mon)
8 November 2012 (Thu)
14 November 2012 (Wed)
18 December 2012 (Tue)
Closing date for lodging application to sit the 2012 OLQE Examinations|
29 Jun 2012 (Fri)
Closing date for registration to sit the 2012 OLQE Examinations|
17 Aug 2012 (Fri)
Issue of candidate slips|
17-21 Sep 2012
Last date to advise of disability|
3 Oct 2012 (Wed)
Last day to withdraw from Examiantion to be eligible for part refund of registration fee|
19 Oct 2012 (Fri)
Provisional date for release of the results|
28 Feb 2013 (Thu)