Small Contributions to Academic Scholarship

Over the last few years, I have published on a range of topics, including anti-corruption, environmental regulation, legal innovation, and property law, among other areas. It is intellectually rewarding to see that academics and professionals from Australia, Hong Kong, the U.S., and other regions have cited some of my published pieces in their scholarship and

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Pairing Riesling with teargas? Weekend living the new normal

I hardly go out on weekends these days, but yesterday was different. There was a closing party in Causeway Bay to celebrate the end of the third Entrepreneur First (“EF“) incubation program in Hong Kong, and sadly the last one in the city as reported by TechCrunch. We had guests from Singapore, the U.S., and

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How to do British Parliamentary debates

I developed my debating skills in secondary school inter-school competitions and similar competitions during my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, including at the Oxford Union (where many famous debates were conducted in the past). These skills have served me well in my legal and business careers, and whenever the Socratic method becomes relevant. Over the last few

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Launching the Law Society’s InnoTech Law Hub

As I reported in August in Hong Kong Lawyer, the Law Society of Hong Kong has officially launched its practice innovation program earlier this year, the InnoTech Law Hub (“ILH”). The report notes: As the Law Society’s program for legal practice innovation, the ILH aims to find technology-based solutions relevant to the [Law Society Technology]

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RegTech and compliance automation

The annual RegTech market globally is US$ 120 billion, and it’s more than financial services! The emergent RegTech industry provides plenty of lessons on legal and compliance innovation and positive impact on adjacent markets such as  the LegalTech and GovTech markets. Wider industry acceptance is driven by the increasing affordability of advance technologies and better

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My thoughts on the evolution of Regtech: In print and in speech

I have published a book chapter entitled “Regtech unleashed: Technological paths in the regulatory landscapes beyond financial services” in the upcoming book “The RegTech Book,” which will be the first globally crowd-sourced book about innovation in the Regulatory Technology Sector. It is part of TheFinTechBook series, which is published by Wiley Finance. Here is the

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