SLW lecture examines global financial reform measures

Shirley Pang

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City University of Hong Kong (CityU) School of Law (SLW) staged a lecture entitled “From US Issues to Global Financial Reforms”, featuring The Hon Ronald Arculli, Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and CityU’s Honorary Doctor of Social Science.

By sharing his insights with the audience on global reform measures, Dr Arculli stated that brilliant people with a global mindset, especially in the legal professions, are needed during a period of financial reform.

Held at CityU, the venue attracted a full house. During the lecture, Dr Arculli examined the current reform measures in UK, US and Hong Kong and left a question about the balance between regulation and market freedom to the participants.

“It is vital for law graduates and market professionals to not only have the requisite knowledge, but they also need to develop the right mindset, sense of integrity and a global perspective to help regulators and exchanges uphold and raise standards at every level. A stronger financial culture and structure amid the ongoing reassessment of global financial laws and regulations should better position us for the future,” said Dr Arculli.

Professor Wang Guiguo, Dean of SLW of CityU, said in his opening remarks, “The legal profession plays a vital role within the financial system and the local economy. The talk delivered insight to legal practitioners on how to overcome the challenges presented by global financial reforms. At CityU, we strive to provide opportunities to our law students to have a global perspective on the study of law. This summer, some of our students studied competition law at University College, Oxford, England through the Global Legal Education and Awareness Project.”

SLW organises the Eminent Speakers Lecture Series on topics of public and legal interest to provide and promote continuous education. The next lecture will be on “Issues concerning International Treaties applicable to Hong Kong” hosted by Mr Hu Zhiqiang, Director, Department of Treaty and Law, The Commissioner’s Office of China’s Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR, on 22 September.

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