Cover Story

Vicki Liu, the managing partner of Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Hong Kong office, is the firm’s first Asia-based partner to be appointed as co-head of its global banking practice. Liu was born and...
July 2020
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...
June 2020
  COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic transcending national borders, race, skin colour, culture, language, social status, religious beliefs, political ideologies, poverty divide, and digital...
May 2020
It may surprise many that the Honourable Justice Walter Sofronoff’s first languages were Russian and Cantonese. The president of the Queensland Court of Appeal was raised in a Russian-speaking...
April 2020
Melville Boase, co-founder of independent law firm Boase Cohen & Collins, has recently announced his retirement, but the Cornwall native still has plenty to keep him busy. A natural storyteller...
March 2020
The Solomon Islands are named after the biblical figure, King Solomon, who is perhaps best known for his wise judgement. It is perhaps fitting that the cover story for this issue of Hong Kong...
February 2020
Hong Kong and Kazakhstan, each has been trying to establish its position as a financial power in the region and globally. The Central Asian country currently accounts for about 60 percent of the...
January 2020
When Hong Kong litigation lawyer Allan Leung moved to Dentons this year and also received the Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year at the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2019, this triggered a...
December 2019
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