Academic Staff

Jason Y. Ng

Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
J.D./M.B.A., University of Toronto
B.A.(Finance)/B.S.E., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Member, New York State Bar
Member, Massachusetts State Bar

Jason Y. Ng is an Adjunct Associate Professor in international securities law for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme.

Ng is a capital markets specialist and a regional product head at a global investment bank. He has 16 years of experience in a full range of equity and debt transactions, including SEC registered, 144A and Regulation S offerings.

Prior to his in-house role, Ng was a securities lawyer at the New York and Hong Kong offices of White & Case LLP advising clients on NYSE, Nasdaq and HKEx IPOs, high yield and investment grade bond offerings, global and Euro medium term note programmes, liability management, tender and exchange offers, ‘34 Act reporting obligations, and OFAC, FCPA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Ng’s interest goes beyond securities law. He has delivered guest lectures on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy development at Columbia University, New York University, University of Toronto Law School, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has moderated a panel on intellectual property law and given talks on journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

Ng is the bestselling author of HONG KONG State of Mind (Blacksmith Books, 2010), No City for Slow Men (Blacksmith Books, 2013) and Umbrellas in Bloom (Blacksmith Books, 2016). Together, the three books form a Hong Kong trilogy that tracks the city’s post-handover development. HONG KONG State of Mind and No City for Slow Men were selected as a Harvard Book Prize in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Ng also contributes to the Guardian, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Free Press, EJInsight and other publications. His short stories have appeared in various anthologies.

As a published author, Ng has been featured at, among others, the Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Beijing Bookworm Literary Festival, Singapore Writers’ Festival and Cooler Lumpur Literary Festival. He speaks frequently on radio and television and at universities and cultural events in the region.

Ng is an outspoken advocate for free expression in Hong Kong. In 2016, he was elected President of PEN Hong Kong, one of the 148 centers of PEN International, a global organization founded in 1921 to promote literature and defend the freedom of expression around the world.

Ng has a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and a joint Finance/Electrical Engineering degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts Bars.

Specialised Areas: equity capital markets, debt capital markets, U.S. securities regulation, stock exchange listing and continuous reporting obligations.