Mr CHAN, C. M.

Head of the Centre for the Rule of Law

Hong Kong Policy Research Institute

Mr Chan is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales. He is also a Civil Celebrant, Registered Financial Planner, and Chartered Tax Advisor. Mr Chan holds an LL.M. degree from London School of Economics and Political Science, an MBA degree from the University of Oxford, and an MPA degree from the Harvard University. Mr Chan was elected Vice-President of The Law Society of Hong Kong in 2018 and re-elected in 2019 and 2020. Apart from being the LAWASIA Executive Committee Member and Alternate Country Councillor at present, he was also an officer of the International Bar Association Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (2007–2012). Mr Chan serves on a number of Hong Kong statutory bodies, including the Board of Review (Inland Revenue) (2013–2018), the Committee on Provision of Space in the Legal Hub, and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Accountant Disciplinary Panel. He is also an external examiner of the Department of Professional Legal Education of The University of Hong Kong. Mr Chan is a Hong Kong private client lawyer and also practices general commercial law. Mr Chan has extensive experience in advising high net-worth clients and multinational corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, in relation to their asset/wealth management, tax and trust, succession, and compliance matters. He spent more than 10 years as an in-house legal adviser of different Family Offices for Hong Kong’s prominent families. Mr Chan is currently the General Counsel of an investment company and a consultant of a Hong Kong law firm.