Mr CM Chan
President | The Law Society of Hong Kong (HONG KONG, SAR)
Mr. C. M. Chan is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong (1997) and England and Wales (2002). He is also a Civil Celebrant, Registered Financial Planner, and Chartered Tax Advisor. Mr. Chan holds an LLM degree from London School of Economics, an MBA degree from the University of Oxford and an MPA degree from Harvard University.
Mr. Chan was elected Vice-President of The Law Society of Hong Kong in 2018 and re-elected in 2019 and 2020. Mr. Chan is at present the LAWASIA Executive Committee Member and Alternate Country Councillor. He was also an officer of the International Bar Association Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (2007 - 2012). He serves on a number of Hong Kong statutory bodies, including the Board of Review (Inland Revenue) (2013 - 2018), the Committee on Provision of Space in the Legal Hub, and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Accountant Disciplinary Panel. He is also an external examiner of the Department of Professional Legal Education, the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Chan is a Hong Kong private client lawyer and he also practices general commercial law. Mr. Chan has extensive experience in advising high net-worth clients and multi-national corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, in relation to their asset/wealth management, tax & trust, succession, and compliance matters. He spent more than 10 years as an in-house legal adviser of different Family Offices for Hong Kong's prominent families. At present, Mr. Chan is the General Counsel of an investment company and a consultant of a Hong Kong law firm.
Mr. Chan was elected to the LAWASIA Executive Committee in 2020.