Mr Laurence Li is the Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council. The Council is an advisory body to the HKSAR Government on all matters relating to the development of Hong Kong as an international financial centre. Its express remit is to be a focal point of views of the financial services industry, a champion of the industry, and an ambassador for Hong Kong as a financial centre.
Mr Li’s profession is as a practicing barrister. He focuses on banking, commercial, company, and securities law. Prior to being called to the Hong Kong Bar, he served in several positions within the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and, before that, worked in a law firm in New York.
Mr Li is a Judge of the International Court and Regulatory Tribunal in Doha, Qatar. He is also a Fellow of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at The University of Hong Kong, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.