John Lee

Adjunct Associate Professor

BBA(Hons), JD, IntDip(Comp), CAMS, FICA


John is a seasoned compliance practitioner who has worked in a number of international law firms, including Linklaters and Sidley Austin. He has over 10 years of experience, working in the capacity as a trusted senior advisor to partners, lawyers and supporting staff, providing them with advice and guidance on different professional conduct issues and internal risk management matters (e.g., conflicts of interest, anti-money laundering, sanctions, information security, data protection, operational risk management). Currently, he works at a leading global law firm Clyde & Co, responsible for leading and managing the risk and compliance function for their Asia Pacific region. In addition, he is an adjunct associate professor of law at The University of Hong Kong, responsible for designing and running L.L.M. courses on financial crime compliance, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, the first of its kind being delivered at a postgraduate level in Hong Kong.

John obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with first class honours from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. During his bachelor studies, he earned a number of academic scholarships, prizes and recognitions, including the Kowloon Watch Co. Scholarship (full tuition) and life-time membership of Beta Gamma Sigma (an international business honour society recognising top performing students in business schools). In 2006, he was admitted as one of the founding cohort of Juris Doctor students at the then new law school of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. During his part-time postgraduate studies, he received one subject prize and three scholarships for academic excellence. He was also admitted to the Dean’s List upon his graduation. Currently, he is a part-time doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong. He is a certified anti-money laundering specialist as well as a fellow and external examiner of the International Compliance Association.