Female Legal Leaders Seminar

23 April 2020

Thank you for your support! CUHK LAW hosted the second Female Legal Leaders Seminar online on 23 April 2020. The seminar was delivered by three distinguished speakers: Her Honour Judge Sharon MELLOY, Family Court Judge, District Court of Hong Kong, Ms. Sylvia W.Y. SIU, Consultant of Sit, Fung, Kwong & Shum and Ms. Winnie TAM, SC, JP, former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Each of the speakers presented her own story, discussed professional highlights and advised on what they thought is important for young lawyers, male or female, when pursuing a legal career. One of the themes addressed by all the speakers was the significance of personal and professional mentors. The speakers agreed that good mentoring can be very important and how good mentors can make a real difference. Furthermore, the speakers also indicated that the willingness to take risks at certain points of a professional career is crucial to success and that one can normally be confident to be able to achieve much more than one might assume in the first place. The seminar attracted more than 150 participants including students, alumni, academics and practitioners from local and overseas. All of them were able to enjoy a very engaged and engaging Q&A session of more than 30 minutes which concluded the seminar.


Female Legal Leaders Seminar

04 November, 2019

CUHK Law proudly presents the first Female Legal Leaders Seminar, to be held on 4 November 2019, 5-6:30pm, at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre in Central. The seminar will be delivered by three distinguished female legal leaders: Ms. Emma Davies, Partner, Clifford Chance, The Honourable Mrs. Justice Audrey Campbell-Moffat, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong, and Ms. Anna WU Hung-yuk, GBS, JP, Chair of the Competition Commission of Hong Kong.

About the Seminar

The Female Legal Leaders Seminars aim to enhance awareness regarding gender issues. Speakers will be invited to talk about their career highlights with a special focus on gender-aspects, if any, followed by a Q&A session. The Seminar is open and free of charge to all who are interested. The Hong Kong Law Society has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

About the Speakers
Ms. Emma Davies

Ms. Emma Davies was educated in England and has practiced law in England, Hong Kong and Shanghai. She advises international clients on M&A and joint ventures in Asia, with particular focus on mainland China. She headed up the Shanghai office’s corporate practice from 2002-2012 and is the current head of its Healthcare and Life Sciences Group in Asia. Ms. Emma Davies also founded the China competition practice of Clifford Chance and continues to advise clients on the firm’s more contentious merger clearances in the market.

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Audrey Campbell-Moffat

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Audrey Campbell-Moffat is a Judge of the Court of First Instance, in the High Court of Hong Kong. Prior to her appointment to the Bench in May of this year, she practiced at the UK Bar for 13 years and thereafter at the HK Bar for over 15 years as a criminal practitioner specializing in commercial crime. She was an editor of Archbold Criminal Pleadings and Practice, a book on Tort Law in Hong Kong and the author of the Magistrate’s Courts Manual for practitioners.

She was a founding member of the Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council, and of the International Advocacy Training Council of which she was the treasurer. She has been teaching advocacy for over 15 years and is involved in introducing advocacy training to new jurisdictions as well as training new trainers. She has taught in many different jurisdictions including England, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji and South Africa.

Ms. Anna WU Hung-yuk, GBS, JP

Ms. Anna Wu is a lawyer admitted to the Law Society’s Roll of Honour and previously practised intellectual  property  law.  She is the current and founding chair of the Competition Commission. She stepped down as  a  member  of  the  Executive  Council  on  1  July  2017  having  served  since  January  2009.  She  was  a  member  of  the  Legislative  Council  and initiated  the  Equal  Opportunities  Bill,  the  first  private  member’s  bill  covering a whole area of policy. She previously chaired the Mandatory Provident  Fund  Schemes  Authority,  the  Equal  Opportunities  Commission,  the  Consumer  Council  and  the  Operations  Review Committee  of  the  Independent  Commission  Against  Corruption.  Ms.  Wu  was  also  a  member  of  the  Law  Reform  Commission  and  the Hospital  Authority  and  a  Director  of  the  Hong  Kong  Mortgage  Corporation Limited and the Securities and Futures Commission. She is an  honorary  fellow  and  honorary  professor  of  the  University  of  Hong  Kong and has recently joined its Law and Technology Centre. She is also a global advisor of the University of California, Los Angeles.