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Chairman of the Editorial Board for Hong Kong Lawyer, reflects on the past decade of the journal Hong Kong Lawyer, the official journal of The Law Society of Hong Kong, serves to educate, enlighten…
October 2021
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG Melissa Pang, the first female and longest-serving President of The Law Society of Hong Kong has had an eventful tenure, to say the least.…
September 2021
A SUITABLE CHOICE Born and educated in Hong Kong, Chan knew from a young age what he wanted to pursue as a career. Well before he pursued his legal education, his quiet disposition and fondness for…
August 2021
With an international career and an international mindset, Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is keen on firmly reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as a…
July 2021
As the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Tam Tai-pang is currently the leader of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), a 74-year old government division. Over the decades, the Department has evolved and…
June 2021
No stranger to challenges, whether it was while grasping complex financial jargon on the job when he first started or now confronting financial crises and a pandemic as a leader, Eddie Yue, Chief…
May 2021
Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world’s premier arbitration centres has come under scrutiny of late following certain developments in the city, and these were highlighted in a Financial Times…
April 2021
Ada Chung, who was appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data last September, already has an accomplished career till date. Besides being a qualified barrister and a Certified Public…
March 2021
Geoffrey Ma, whose tenure as the second Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal recently came to a close, is being hailed by the legal profession for his wisdom and poise in a unique…
February 2021
Curiosity has led Bonnie Chan Yiting through the myriad of zig zags in her career. The current Head of Listing at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) was born and bred in Hong Kong. After…
January 2021
As Hong Kong seeks to excel as a knowledge-based economy, it has become increasingly important to develop a robust and comprehensive intellectual property (IP) regime. David Wong, the director of…
December 2020
Dr. Christopher To has worn a number of hats over the past few decades. A former secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, he is one of Hong Kong’s pioneers in dispute…
November 2020
  In the first week of September, a trio of Hong Kong lawyers made history by becoming the first all-Hong Kong relay team to swim across the English Channel. They also raised more than HK$1.5…
October 2020
  Ashley Alder took over as CEO of the SFC in October 2011, just as Hong Kong was emerging from the effects of the global financial crisis. In this wide-ranging interview with the Hong Kong Lawyer,…
September 2020
  Rimsky Yuen, GBM, SC, JP, arbitrator, mediator and barrister at Temple Chambers and former Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, and David W. Rivkin, Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s…
August 2020
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 divide.…
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