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Lucienne Jason van Romburg

Lucien is a second year PhD student at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law. His research focuses on the interplay between finance, technology, law and regulation, particularly as it relates to regulatory competition and financial technology.

He holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford and an LLB (summa cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa where he ranked first in his class. He is a qualified Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Before relocating to Hong Kong, he 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. At present, in addition to being a Resident Tutor at New College, Jockey Student Club Village III, Lucien is also the Chief Editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies.

He holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford and an LLB (summa cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa where he ranked first in his class. He is a qualified Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Before relocating to Hong Kong, he 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. At present, in addition to being a Resident Tutor at New College, Jockey Student Club Village III, Lucien is also the Chief Editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies.

Field of Study: Law & Financial Regulation

Thesis Title: “A study of the Regulatory Competition between the Core Global Financial Centres in Legislating the use of Distributed Ledger Technology in financial technology products and services”

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 

Supervisor(s): Prof. DW Arner

Awards:
Commonwealth Scholarship Award (BCL, Oxon)

Dean’s commendation for ranking first in LLB class (UWC)

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

Dean’s Merit List rankings: 1st – 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2nd: 2008 (UWC)