Sau Wai LAW

Mr. Law is currently a Senior Lecturer at Law and Business Department at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Prior to that, he has over 14 years of banking experience in Hong Kong taking up roles in credit risk management, private banking, and strategic planning. Mr. Law is also a trainer, course reviewer and panel member of the Subject Review Panel at Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He teaches part-time at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. So far, he has taught subjects in Economics, Finance, Money and Banking, investment Risk Management, Compliance, Ethics and Law. His research interests lay on arbitration and dispute resolution, contract law, and banking law.

Mr. Law holds the following academic qualifications: BA (Hons) in Economics, MSc in Economics for Development, LLB and LLM (Arbitration and Dispute Resolution),

His managerial experience in banking and academic exposure in legal studies have facilitated him to put theories and arguments into practical context in his teaching and research.

Field of Study: Arbitration in Global Private Banking

Thesis Title: “Naming, Blaming, Claiming” Revisited: Examining the Suitability of Arbitration for Resolving Private Banking Disputes in Hong Kong from the Client’s Perspective

Programme of Study: Ph.D.  

Supervisor(s): Shahla Ali


Sau Wai Law, “Enhanced Competency Framework on Operational Risk Management. Module 1 – Ethics and Corporate Governance in Banking Industry”, 2021, Hong Kong Institute of Banker.

Sau-Wai Law. (2021), “Upholding parental responsibility by family mediation: revisiting the role of the law for children in divorce in Hong Kong”, Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 241-252.

Sau-Wai Law. (2021). “Financial Inclusion and Virtual Bank in the Era of Digitalisation: A Regulatory Case Study in Hong Kong”, SocioEconomic Challenges, 5(3), 81-91.

Sau-Wai Law. and Davyd Wong. (2021), “Could Increasing Regulatory Focus realise the Inclusive Potential of Virtual Banks”? pp, 36-41 July/August 2021 Issue, Banking Today.

Chan KS, Sau-Wai Law. (2020) “What Should Lawyers Do When the Best of the Two Worlds Collide in Mediation/ Negotiation?” November 2020, Hong Kong Lawyers (The Official Journal of the Law Society of Hong Kong). Available at:

Hart Giles Prize for Negotiation (2017 LLM), HKU
Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy UK
Accredited General Mediator, HKMAAL
Certified Private Wealth Professional, PWMA
Panel Member of the Tribunal Secretary, HKIAC
Certified Banker (Credit Risk Management), HKIB
Professional Risk Manager (PRM), PRMIA
Financial Risk Manager (FRM), GARP