Upcoming Greater China Legal History Seminar on “The Development of Legal Compliance – A Hong Kong Perspective” by Professor Douglas Arner (8 March 2019)

The next Greater China Legal History Seminar will be delivered by Professor Douglas Arner, Kerry Holdings Professor in Law of the University of Hong Kong, at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre on 8 March 2019. The seminar, entitled “The Development of Legal Compliance – A Hong Kong Perspective”, will explain how the concept of legal compliance has developed, what the historical reasons for the rise of this new area are, how different stakeholders have been driving forces behind this development and how they have reacted. It explains different compliance tools and structuring options and what the advantages of strong compliance systems are, focusing on the role of technology, under the rubric of ‘RegTech’. The seminar will also explore if industry specifics or special features of particular jurisdictions are determining factors for the development and design of compliance systems. In this regard it focuses on Hong Kong’s legal system and culture to exemplify what legal compliance means in a particular context. The seminar will conclude with a summary and an outlook as to how legal compliance will develop in the future.

The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded 1.5 CPD points to this seminar. To attend, please register at http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/20190308seminar_registration by 5pm, 7 March 2019.