Date and Time16 August 2022 (Tue) 10:30 pm – 12:00 pm
Activity TitleHong Kong Legal System and its Role in Shaping Hong Kong as a Global Financial Centre
Form of ActivityLecture
Medium of InstructionEnglish
Description and RundownThis lecture aims to introduce the role of the legal system in shaping Hong Kong as a global financial center. The lecture consists of two parts.
The first part focuses on the legal system and covers 4 main points: (1) the concept of legal system, (2) the sources of Hong Kong law, (3) the doctrine of precedent and (4) the court structure.
The second part places emphasis on the corporate governance. It starts with the theory of information asymmetry and adverse selection and continues with the social significance of capital market and models of corporate governance.
Introduction to Instructor(s)Professor Kevin LAM
Head and Professor
Department of Accountancy
Professor LAM has a rich experience in teaching at tertiary institutions. He has published a number of articles in reputable academic journals. Professor Lam was a member of the Review Panel for the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs’ Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards. He was also the external examiner of the Qualification Examination of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.

Dr. Linsey CHEN
Assistant Professor
Department of Accountancy
Dr. CHEN joined HSUHK in September 2012. She has studied law in Mainland China, the United States and Hong Kong. She has been admitted to New York State Bar since 2011 and She is qualified to practice law in the People’s Republic of China.
School / DepartmentDepartment of Accountancy – School of Business
Related Undergraduate Programme(s)Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Corporate Governance and Compliance

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