Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Asia head has withdrawn from an engagement to speak at a high-profile event meant to commemorate the second anniversary of the national security law in Hong Kong after heavy criticism.

Hong Kong partner Martin Rogers had been due to speak at the “National Security Law Legal Forum – Thrive with Security” event, which is taking place on May 28, organised by the Department of Justice and led by the Secretary of Justice and former Des Voeux Chambers lawyer, Teresa Cheng SC.

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