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Christine M. Koo - Principal Partner


Key Qualifications

Mrs. Christine Koo is the principal partner of Christine M. Koo & Ip, Solicitors & Notaries LLP  located in Hong Kong. Mrs. Koo has over 30 years of experience gained from government and private sectors in Hong Kong and overseas, as well as from working in-house for an international insurance corporation.

Mrs. Koo now specializes in IPO, acquisitions and mergers, investment fund, insurance and trust matters. She currently leads a team of lawyers to assist in IPO work in Hong Kong and overseas, and another team of lawyers to assist in trusts and wealth management work.

Mrs. Koo graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Hong Kong, and is admitted to practice in Hong Kong, England and Australia (Victoria).

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Hong Kong, 1978
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong, 1979
  • Diploma of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, 1987
  • Diploma of Peking University, PRC, 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, (Hon.), International American University, USA, 2009

 

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong (since 1981)
  • Member of the Law Society of England (since 1984)
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Australia (since 1984)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K. (since 1997)

 

Appointments by the Government of HKSAR

 

  Organization Title Period
  1. Market Misconduct Tribunal Member 2007-present
  2. Financial Services And The Treasury Member of the Investigation of the HKICPA 2008-2012
  3. The Equal Opportunities Commission Member 2005-2009
  4. The Board of Review Tax Appeal Board Member 2001-2003
  5. Home Affairs Bureau Member of Public Affairs Forum 2005-2006
  6. Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority Member of Steering Committee 1999-2000
  7. Chiropractors Council of Hong Kong Independent Member 2003-2006
  8. Hong Kong Dance Company Limited Director 2001-2005

 

Appointments by the Government of PRC

 

 
Organization
Title
Period
 
1. Xi'an Arbitration Commission
Arbitrator
2002-present
 
2. Shenzhen Qianhai Cooperation Zone People's
    Court
Mediator
2016-2019

 

Appointments by Professional Organizations

 

 
Organization
Title
Period
 
1. Hong Kong Society of Economists Limited
Honorary Legal Advisor
Nov 2013
 
2. The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong
Honorary Legal Advisor
1996-present
 
3. The Insurance Institute of Hong Kong Limited
Honorary Legal Advisor
2002-present
 
4. LOMA Society of Hong Kong Limited
Honorary Legal Advisor
1995-present
 
5. The Hong Kong General Insurance Agents
    Association Limited
Honorary Legal Advisor
1997-present
 
6. Hong Kong Underwriters and Claims
    Association Limited
Honorary Legal Advisor
1999-2009
 
7. Independent Financial Advisors Association
    Limited
Honorary Legal Advisor
2005-present
 
8. Society of Registered Financial Planners
Honorary Legal Advisor
2007-present
 
9. Chinese Life Assurance Association of Hong
    Kong
Honorary Legal Advisor
1995-present
 
10. Hong Kong Federation of Insurers
Independent Member of Legal Working Group
1990-1999
 
11. Hong Kong Retirement Scheme Association
Member of Executive Committee
1997-2000
 
12. Hong Kong Insurance Law Association
Founder Director
1995
 
13. The Life Underwriters Association of Hong
       Kong Limited
Honorable Adviser
2010-present
 
14. The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member of Insurance Law Committee
2006-present
 
15. The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member of Pension Law Committee
1999-present
 
16. The Law Society of Hong Kong
Member of Mainland Legal Affairs Committee
1998-2009

 

Corporate Directorships/Advising Positions 

 

 
Organization
Title
Period
 
1. Bank of East Asia (Trustees) Limited
Independent Non-Executive Director
1999-present
 
2. Bank of Communications (Hong Kong Branch)
Advisor of Investment Advisory Board
1999-2003
 
3. Bank of Communications Trustee Limited
Independent Non-Executive Director
1999-2000
 
4. China Life Trustees Limited
Independent Non-Executive Director
1998-2003
 
5. Tai Ping Trustees (H.K.) Limited
Independent Non-Executive Director
1997-2002
 
6. Hantec Investment Holdings Limited (Listed
    Company)
Independent Non-Executive Director
2003-2005
 
7. Zurich Financial Services Pension and Trustees
    (Hong Kong) Limited
Independent Non-Executive Director
1999-2000

 

Community Services

 

 
Organization
Title
Period
 
1. Hans Andersen Club
Honorary Legal Advisor
1996-present
 
2. St. Stephen's Church College
Manager (Honorary)
1999-2006

 

Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT) Hearing

Mrs. Koo sat as a Member of MMT in the hearing of Chaoda Modern Agriculture (Holdings) Limited(Judgment dated 26 April 2012).

 

Languages

English, Putonghua, Shanghaiese, Cantonese

 

 Article Written by  Mrs Koo

A Note on Government Trustee

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