Doctor of Laws honoris causa 榮譽法學博士

Year of Award



Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has served the city’s Judiciary for 20 years. Before joining the Hong Kong Judiciary, Chief Justice Ma spent two decades in private practice in Hong Kong and Singapore, gaining experience in a wide range of civil-law fields, especially commercial and constitutional law.

Chief Justice Ma’s professional accomplishments are numerous. He was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the HKSAR Government; Officier de la Légion d’Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour) by the government of France; honorary doctoral degrees by the University of Birmingham, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong; and an honorary fellowship by Harris Manchester College at Oxford, UK.

Chief Justice Ma has made vital contributions to upholding the integrity of the judicial process in Hong Kong. He has earned wide acclaim for his longstanding service to the local and international legal communities, and his commitment to furthering public education about the law.



The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-Ii, GBM 馬道立首席法官, GBM