Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa 榮譽社會科學博士

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Dr Anthony Francis Neoh’s multiple areas of service, ranging from public, legal and business to academic, have earned him extraordinary recognition and respect both within and beyond the territory. Dr Neoh embarked on his successful career as a civil servant and in 1979, he commenced practising at the Hong Kong Bar. His legal practice soon took on an international dimension when he practised as a Member of the California Bar, having been admitted in 1984. He returned to full time practice at the Hong Kong Bar in 1986, and in 1990 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel (now retitled Senior Counsel). His legal practice covers a wide spectrum of private and public law matters and he is especially known for dealing with international investment disputes in international arbitration.

Dr Neoh has served on various public boards and committees over the years including the Chairman for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the first Asian elected to be the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the Chief Advisor to the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a member of the Hong Kong SAR Basic Law Committee, and a member on the Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators of the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes. He has shown continuing support and passion for education and has held various adjunct, honorary and visiting professorial appointments in many prestigious universities including Harvard University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, National University of Singapore, Zhejiang University and Zhongshan University. He was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003, and the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences by The Open University of Hong Kong in 2013.

Dr Neoh was awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa by Lingnan University.



Dr Anthony Francis Neoh, QC, SC, JP 梁定邦資深大律師,JP