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Joining AIIFL as Honorary Fellows

AIIFL welcomes any Academic or Professional outside HKU who meet the following criteria to apply to join as Honorary Fellows:

  1. academic excellence and/or professional practice knowledge/experience,
  2. leader in his/her field, and
  3. willing to contribute to AIIFL's work, please submit a detailed statement (maximum 2 pages) how you intend to make a contribution.

To apply now click here.

Benefits of being an AIIFL Honorary Fellow

Being an AIIFL Honorary Fellow is a recognition of your expertise and excellence in your fields and connects you to AIIFL's network of international experts, some of whom are serving on AIIFL Advisory Boards. In addition, you will have the following benefits:

  1. be placed on AIIFL mailing list to receive news and event announcements;
  2. receive free attendance or discount for AIIFL events (eg seminars/conferences/executive courses);
  3. free (or up to 50% discount) for attending AIIFL annual dinner at your own cost of transportation or travel;
  4. can apply to join or be invited to join AIIFL's research projects;
  5. be invited to deliver AIIFL lectures/seminars;
  6. if your ordinary residence is outside Hong Kong, you may apply for up to two nights accommodation when visiting AIIFL to conduct research/seminar/lecture/conference. Longer stay may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duration of Fellowship

Once your application is approved, you will be conferred the Fellowship for one year and be considered for renewal annually thereafter until you write to us to terminate your fellowship.

Cost of being an AIIFL Honorary Fellow

Fellowship is FREE at the moment. We will endeavor to keep the annual renewal free as well if our funding and resources permit.

Current Honorary Fellows are:

Professor Michael Adams, Dean, School of Law, University of Western Sydney (Australia)

Professor Ross Buckley, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales (Australia)

Michael Burke, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP (United States)

Wei Cai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (China)

Anne Carver, School of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Susie Cheung, General Counsel, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation and Chairman, Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association (APSA) (Hong Kong)

Raymond Goh, Vice President, Investment Banking Division (IBD) Legal, Barclays Capital Asia Limited Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Julian Gooding, Director, Legal and Compliance, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong)

Dr Li Guo, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Law, Peking University (China)

Professor Sarah Hinchliffe, Visiting Professor of Law, William and Mary Law School (United States)

Norman Pai Ho, Assistant Professor of Law, Peking University School of Transnational Law (China)

Dr. Der-Chin Horng, Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Dr. Pablo Iglesias-Rodríguez, Senior Researcher, Faculty of Law, VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Young In, former Research Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong (United States)

Taroh Inoue, Legal Director, SunEdison Japan Corporation (Japan)

Giovanna Kwong, Principal, Kwongs in association with SJ Berwin LLP (Hong Kong)

Eugene Lai, International Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer (Hong Kong)

Dr. Avnita Lakhani, Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Dr Alex Lau, Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy and Law, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)

Paul Lejot, Visiting Fellow (Financial Law), AIIFL (Hong Kong)

Dr Jing Leng, former Assistant Professor, Department of Law, HKU

Dr Sean Leonard, Advisor, commentator and writer on US, PRC and International Trade Law (Hong Kong)

Iris Leung, Senior Associate, US Corporate Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong)

Laurence L. Li, Barrister and Former Director of Corporate Finance, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (Hong Kong)

Pauline Li, Consultant, Grashield Consulting Services (Hong Kong)

Georg Ph. Lienke, Attorney-at-law, Rödl & Partner (Germany)

Timothy Loh, Founder & Managing Principal, Timothy Loh, Solicitors (Hong Kong)

Chee Keong Low, Associate Professor, School of Accountancy, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Professor Véronique Magnier, Professor at University of Paris XI (France)

Diana Massada, Guest Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai and Consultant at Surveys, Consulting and Investments (Macau)

Marshall Mays, Senior Analyst, Emerging Alpha Advisors (Hong Kong)

Dr Arthur McInnis, Professional Consultant, School of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Professor Ruth Plato-Shinar, Director, The Center for Banking Law, Netanya Academic College (Israel)

Dr Frederik Pretorius, former Associate Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU (Hong Kong)

Pu Lifen, Post Doctor, Research Center, Shanghai Stock Exchange (China)

Davide Rovetta, Counsel, Grayston & Company (Belgium)

Professor Dr. Ulrich G. Schroeter, Chair for Private Law, International Corporate Law and European Business Law, University of Mannheim (Germany)

Professor Shen Wei, Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ko Guan School of Law (China)

Dr. Sheng, Jin Jean (Hong Kong)

Soong I-Ping, Managing Associate, Derivatives and Structured Products Group, Linklaters (Hong Kong)

Sou Chiam, Chief Executive, Financial Dispute Resolution Council (Hong Kong)

Alessandro Spano, Research Fellow, University College London (United Kingdom)

Juan Ignacio Stampalija, Latin American Lawyer (Argentina)

Edward L.F. Suen, Managing Director/Principal Consultant, Bovis Consultants Limited (Hong Kong)

Brian Tang, Managing Director and Founder, Asia Capital Markets Institute (Hong Kong)

Wan Qun, Lilia, Research Fellow, AIIFL


Dr Wang Jiangyu, Associate Professor, School of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Dr Wang Wei, Associate Professor of Law, Fudan University Law School, Shanghai (China)

Dr Mark Williams, Associate Professor of Law, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)

Claire Wilson, Lecturer in Law, Hong Kong Shue Yan University (Hong Kong)

Simon Wu, PhD Candidate, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom)

Professor Xu Duoqi, Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong Ko Guan School of Law (China)

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