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Teresa Cheng, who was appointed as Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice last year, has been in her role during one of the most tumultuous periods in the city’s history – the 2019 extradition-bill...
November 2019
Today Michael Lintern-Smith is the Senior Partner of Robertsons, having joined the firm in 1981. When he first came to Hong Kong, he expected to spend seven years in the city. Now, some 38 years...
October 2019
As Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in Hong Kong, Dr. Kelvin Wong is tasked with a critical mission of overseeing key regulatory matters in the finance hub. As the FRC prepares...
September 2019
Founded in 2006, the World Justice Project is an independent organisation that works to advance the rule of law globally. Helmed by Executive Director Elizabeth Andersen, the WJP is a global non-...
August 2019
Earlier this year, Professor Tan Cheng Han SC moved from the National University of Singapore to Hong Kong to head up City University’s law school. Armed with both curiosity and passion, which have...
July 2019
With multiple positions to juggle, industry changes to stay on top of and a hectic travel schedule, Dr. Francis Law is a busy man. As President of the Academy of International Dispute Resolution and...
June 2019
Lutz-Christian Wolff is no stranger to Hong Kong’s legal landscape, as he has lived and worked in the city since 1999. Having been with The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law since its...
May 2019
The passing of Prof. Michael Wilkinson on 20 February 2019 marked a great loss for the Hong Kong legal community. Wilkinson first joined what was then the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) School of...
April 2019
One look at Dr. Lee George Lam’s extensive list of qualifications and you can tell that the Chairman of Hong Kong’s global tech hub Cyberport loves to learn. His academic qualifications include: a...
March 2019
Christopher Leong, the president of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA), is committed to making a difference in the region’s legal industry. Over his 30-year-long legal career,...
January 2019
Thomas Edward Kwong is the mastermind behind one of the world’s most efficient and accessible legal aid services. Starting out his career as a Legal Aid Counsel in 1987, he was handed the top job as...
January 2019
Barrister Anthony Neoh SC, a former chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission, was recently named as head of Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC). In this conversation withHong Kong...
December 2018
Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) shares his insights on how financial technology (fintech) is going to revolutionise the business world. After starting his...
November 2018
Brent Snyder, CEO of Hong Kong’s Competition Commission, shares his plans and ambitions for his three-year term as head of the fairly young antitrust watchdog, and also looks back on a rich and...
October 2018
Dr. Moses Cheng, chairman of the Insurance Authority shares his insights from a 43-year legal career that took him from summer intern to senior partner at P.C. Woo & Co, and also talks about his...
September 2018
She’s broken barriers through virtually all of a marquee 50-year career as a lawyer, professor, judge and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and now, months into what promises to be a busy...
August 2018
The Hong Kong Law Society maintains a Roll of Honour, which consists of the names of solicitors who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Law Society or its Council, by their...
July 2018
Matthew Gearing QC, Allen & Overy partner and Chairperson of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (‘HKIAC’), recently led Hong Kong to victory in its bid to host the biennial...
June 2018
EDUCATION Winnie was educated at St Paul’s Co-educational College in Hong Kong before she read law at the University of Hong Kong. At first, Winnie decided by way of elimination that she wanted to...
May 2018
Teresa Ko’s career is characterised by a series of ‘firsts’. She became the first Chinese and a female to be made an equity partner at Freshfields and the first partner to be appointed China Chairman...
April 2018