Dr Stefan H C Lo


Principal Lecturer

Programme Director, Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law
BA/LLB (Hons I), LLM, PhD (University of Sydney)
Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales


Stefan was educated in Australia and is a graduate of the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong, he was a Deputy Principal Government Counsel (Ag) at the Department of Justice (DoJ), heading the team in the Civil Division responsible for advising the Government on company law reform. Previously, he had practised law as a solicitor and barrister in Sydney and had also taught law as Assistant Professor at the School of Law of the City University of Hong Kong.

Stefan specialises in corporate and insolvency law. He was involved in law reform at DoJ for over 10 years, predominantly advising in connection with the Companies Ordinance Rewrite, the Corporate Insolvency Law Improvement Exercise and the Statutory Corporate Rescue Procedure. Aside from working in Government law reform, Stefan has also researched and written widely in the corporate law field. One area of research focus has been corporate accountability, including in particular the duties and liabilities of corporate controllers (directors and controlling shareholders) in respect of corporate wrongdoing. His publications in this area include In Search of Corporate Accountability: Liabilities of Corporate Participants (Cambridge Scholars, 2015). Stefan is also author of Law of Companies in Hong Kong, presently in its 4th  edition (Sweet and Maxwell, 2023) and is General Editor of Company Law in Hong Kong – Vol 1 Practice and Procedure and Vol 2 Insolvency (Sweet and Maxwell) and Hong Kong Company Law – Legislation and Commentary (LexisNexis).

Research Area

  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law

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