Research Postgraduate Student Profile

Van Romburg Lucienne Jason

Lucien is a PhD Candidate in law. His research focuses on the interplay between finance, technology and regulation, particularly in emerging and developing markets. His supervisor is Professor Douglas Arner.

Lucien holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford and an LLB from the University of the Western Cape (summa cum laude), where he graduated at the top of his class. He is a qualified Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
Before coming to Hong Kong, Lucien practised law as a Foreign Qualified Lawyer in the FS Regulatory law practice of KPMG UK based in London. He also practised law as an associate at the premier corporate law firm Webber Wentzel (in alliance with Linklaters) in its Cape Town and Johannesburg offices.
Lucien has lived in South Africa, Taiwan, the UK and now Hong Kong and enjoys traveling around the world and experiencing different cultures.

Field of Study: Law

Thesis Title: "The Race to the Bottom: Measuring External Competition in Emerging Markets - Innovative Disruptive Financial Technologies"

Programme of Study: Ph.D. (2018)

Supervisor(s): Prof. DW Arner

Publications: N/A

Commonwealth Scholarship Award (BCL, Oxon);

Dean's Gold Medal for Most Distinguished LLB student (UWC);

Dean's Merit List rankings: 1st - 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2nd: 2008 UWC); and other academic accolades for achieving the highest marks in certain law subjects