B.Com (Accounting & Finance) (UNSW), LLB (University of London)
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (non-practising)
Certified Practising Accountant (Australia)
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (non-practising member)
Bernard Siu is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Professional Legal Education. Prior to joining the Faculty in 2010, Bernard practised as a solicitor in the dispute resolution and the business restructuring and insolvency departments of international law firms in Hong Kong. Bernard is also practising as a part-time consultant to the Hong Kong office of a US law firm and leads the office’s disputes resolution practice. Bernard mainly focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation and regulatory matters, including shareholders’ disputes, directors’ misfeasance actions, company law, banking litigation, libel litigation and regulatory investigations. He also has experience in contentious insolvency matters, including acting for liquidators and receivers in winding-up and receivership actions. Before qualifying as a legal practitioner, Bernard was a senior tax consultant in one of the big four accounting firms, and remains a qualified accountant in Australia and Hong Kong. He mainly teaches Civil Litigation and Commercial Dispute Resolution on the PCLL course, and Principles of Hong Kong Taxation on the LLB course.
Specialised Areas: Civil Litigation, Commercial Dispute Resolution, and Principles of Hong Kong Taxation