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Professor Lusina Ho 何錦璇

Harold Hsiao-Wo Lee Professor in Trust and Equity
BA (Oxon), BCL

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Professor Lusina Ho applies her expertise in both common law and civil law trusts to analyse laws and regulations pertaining to the use of trusts in China. Her book, Trust Law in China, published in 2003, is so far the only comprehensive critique of the Chinese Trust Law in the English legal literature, and has enabled international experts to gain a thorough understanding of the subject. Her research has provided much-needed analysis, given the burgeoning interest in the use of trusts in private wealth management in China, and the world-wide growth in the adoption of the trust.

After obtaining her undergraduate and Masters degrees in Laws from the University of Oxford, Professor Ho joined the Faculty of Law at HKU in 1992. While pursuing her research interests in Trust and Equity, Restitution, and Comparative trust, she has provided advice to both the Central Government on the enactment of the Chinese Trust Law, and the HKSAR Government on the reform of the Trustee Ordinance.

The work of Professor Ho has been published widely and has been cited in the English House of Lords and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and has been translated and published in Japanese. She serves as a member of the international board of editors of the Journal of Equity, and as a country representative for China of Trusts and Trustees. She is also an invited member of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Professor Ho has been invited to give public lectures in Tokyo, Montreal and Auckland, and has delivered invited papers at conferences in Oxford, Cambridge, Berlin, Vienna, Montreal, Changsha, Chengdu, Seoul, Yokohama and Singapore. She received the University Teaching Fellowship award in 2000 for excellence in teaching, and the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from HKU in 2006.

Specialized Areas: Obligations, Restitution, Trusts, Non-profit Law