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Nowadays, social media is a common and effective platform for marketing and brand development while enhancing workplace diversity and inclusivity. However, it can also cause detrimental harm to a business if misused. It is therefore crucial for the staff who are managing a company's social media to possess the necessary legal knowledge. This enables them to foster an environment that optimizes the advantages of social media use while reducing related risks. This interactive training, featuring lectures, discussions, and case studies, aims to equip participants with legal knowledge, practical examples, and guidelines for effective social media implementation in the workplace.

• Overview of the laws and regulations in Hong Kong relevant to the use of social media
• Use of social media at work and employment issues
    -Harassment, discrimination, cyberbullying
    -Confidentiality, privacy
• Risks of comments and sharing
    -Intellectual properties rights
• Legal issues of selling and marketing on social media negligent misstatement
• Do's and don'ts of using social media for work
• Case studies

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Oscar Tan, Barrister-at-law

Oscar Tan is a practicing barrister, accredited mediator and educator. He was called to the Bar in 2015 and obtained his mediator accreditation from the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL) in 2013 and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in 2006. Oscar has a wide range of legal practice with particular focus on mediation and criminal litigation. He has experience in both prosecution and defence of criminal cases and has previously served as a public prosecutor. His civil practice includes personal injuries, land, building management, contractual & financial disputes, mediation and dispute resolution. Oscar has been appointed the first Administrator of the Lehman Brothers-related Investment Products Mediation and Arbitration Scheme commissioned by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the first Mediation Coordinator of the Law Society of Hong Kong, the first Senior Mediator cum Dispute Resolution Manager of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre, and the first Mediation Executive of the HKIAC serving the Secretariat of HKMAAL. He has also served as a Consultant and subsequently Assistant Hon. Secretary of the Joint Mediation Helpline Office (JMHO) during the period from 2013-2018.

Oscar is a seasoned speaker and educator. He is currently the Course Leader of the Mediation and Negotiation Course and Chinese Legal Practice Course under the PCLL Programme of the City University of Hong Kong. He is also a part-time lecturer of the LLM Programme of the University of Hong Kong and taught mediation in PolyU. He has been invited to deliver seminars on legal and dispute resolution topics to both public and private sectors. Supported by the Working Group on Mediation led by the Secretary for Justice, Oscar published the 1st and 2nd edition of the “Mediation and Dispute Resolution Handbook”. He is one of the co-authors of the first “negotiation, communication and dispute resolution” teaching pack for secondary schools. He is also a co-author of the title “Construction Contract Essentials” published by the HKU Press in 2017 and the Annotator of the Annotated Ordinance: Magistrates’ Ordinance, Cap 227 published by Lexis Nexis in 2021.

Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2024/03/20 14:30 to 17:30
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Vivian Cheuk
Tel: 2823 1295
Email: [email protected]
Fee Members @ HK$850 / Non-Members @ HK$1,050
+$50 for booking offline
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 7 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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