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Dr. Sau Wai Law (Samuel)

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  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Corporate and Commercial Law

Module Convenor on Introduction to Business Law 

Areas of interest

Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance Law, Professional Ethics, Risk & Compliance, Financial Inclusion, Financial Technology, Virtual Banking, Apology Law.


  • Commercial Law, Banking Law, Contract Law, Legal Skills (LLB)
  • International Banking and Finance Law (LLM)
  • Introduction to Business Law (for non-LLB students)


Before becoming a full-time academic in January 2021, Samuel had extensive banking experience in Hong Kong, taking up roles in credit risk management, private banking,  strategic planning and executive management. He is a trainer, course reviewer, study guide writer, and subject reviewer at Hong Kong Institute of Bankers on the Certified Banker Program and Enhanced Competency Framework in Operational Risk Management and Compliance.  He is the doctoral degree supervisor and examiner at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He is also an Associate Editor and Reviewer for Public Administration and Policy Journal.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Law) at University of Hong Kong 
  • LLM (Arbitration and Dispute Resolution) at University of Hong Kong 
  • LL.B at University of London (External Programme)
  • M.Sc. in Economics for Development at University of Oxford 
  • B.A. (Hons) in Economics at University of Durham

Professional qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Accredited General Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation and Accreditation Limited 
  • Certified Private Wealth Professional, Private Wealth Management Association
  • Panel Member of Tribunal Secretary, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center 
  • Professional Risk Manager, Professional Risk Manager International Association
  • Financial Risk Manager, Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • Certified Banker (Credit Risk Management), Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

Book Review

  • LAW, S. (2024) Book Review - Incomplete International Investment Agreements: Problem, Causes, and Solutions by Tae Jung PARK. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022. ix 168 pp. Hardcover: £75.00. Asian Journal of International Law. 2023:1-2.  
  • LAW, S. (2023). Book Review -  Global Counter-Terrorist Financing and Soft Law, Multi-Layered Approachesby GOLDBARSHT Doron. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020. Volume 13.1 Asian Journal of International Law.
  • LAW, S. (2023). Book Review – Financial Inclusion and the Role of Banking System 39:2 Banking and Finance Law Review.
  • LAW, S. (2023). Book Review – Bank Regulation, Risk Management, and Compliance Theory, Practice, and Key Problem Areas, Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation.


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