Is the Hong Kong Immigration System for Professionals, Executives and Investors an Impediment for Hong Kong’s Development as an International Financial Centre? (31 Oct 2014)

The University of Hong Kong
Asian Institute of International Financial Law
&
RGC Theme-based Research Scheme Project:
“Enhancing Hong Kong’s Future as a Leading International Financial Centre”

Seminar

Is the Hong Kong Immigration System for Professionals, Executives and Investors an Impediment for Hong Kong’s Development as an International Financial Centre?

Dr. Alex Lau
Hong Kong Baptist University
Honorary Fellow, Asian Institute of International Financial Law

Friday, 31 October 2014
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong

The Seminar will introduce Hong Kong immigration requirements of the Employment, Investment, Capital Investment, Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, and Dependent Visas as well as the Obtainment of Permanent Residency Status and examine the extent to which the success of Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre is dependent upon migration of foreign professionals, executives and investors to Hong Kong and whether the current law and procedure on immigration to Hong Kong for these people a help or impediment. Some suggestions for reform will also be offered.

Dr. Alex Lau is an Associate Professor of Law at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Consultant Solicitor with Haldanes, Visiting Scholar at Oxford, Peking, and Washington University, as well as LLM candidate at HKU. He is a member of the Guidance Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and an OLQE Examiner. Dr. Lau is an alumnus of the Universities of Aberdeen (PhD), Western (EMBA)(Distinction), UCL (LLM), SMU (USA) (LLM), HKU (PCLL), and City Poly (BA Law). He is admitted into the academic honor societies of Beta Gemma Sigma and Phi Delta Phi. He has been teaching and practising immigration law for 25 years. His previous firms include Mayer Brown JSM and Baker & McKenzie. Dr. Lau won Teaching Awards at HKBU in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He is listed in Who’s Who of the Law in Hong Kong, in 1998, 2000 and 2003/4.