Doctor of Laws, honoris causa 榮譽法學博士
Year of Award
Mr Patrick Wong Chi-kwong, a graduate from the Chinese Department of Lingnan College in 1984, is now a renowned figure in the legal profession in Hong Kong. He joined the prestigious law firm of Johnson Stokes & Master (now Mayer Brown) in 1990 and was promoted to partnership within just three years. He was appointed to various management and governance positions in Mayer Brown covering its corporate practices and later its global operations.
Mr Wong is also called upon to chair and serve on many professional, civic and public bodies, including serving for more than 10 years as the Chairman of the Company Law Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong. He was also invited by the HKSAR Government to serve as a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform of the Hong Kong SAR, and to chair the Advisory Group on directors and officers related provisions during the Company Ordinance Rewrite exercise of the HKSAR Government. Since retiring from active legal practice in 2015, he has served as the Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, and the Deputy Chairman of the Applied Research Council, to name but a few of his many endeavours.
Since 1991, Patrick has been a Director of Lingnan Education Organization, and has served on various governing bodies of Lingnan University, including the Board of Governors of Lingnan College, and the Court and Council of Lingnan University at different times. He was conferred an honorary fellowship by Lingnan University in 2011.
He was awarded Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.
Mr Patrick Wong Chi-kwong 黃志光先生