Stephen is admitted to practise law in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and New Zealand. He has extensive experience in criminal, civil and regulatory litigation matters and in the provision of legal and regulatory advice to Government Departments and regulatory bodies in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, Stephen advised the Hong Kong securities, banking and insurance regulators, before joining the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) as Senior Counsel in 1990.
Stephen played a significant role in the policy development and drafting of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. He held the position of Director, Intermediaries at the SFC before taking on the role of Senior Director, Head of Licensing and Conduct from 2007 to 2014. During this time, Stephen was a member of the SFC’s Executive Committee and reported to the SFC’s Chief Executive Officer.
In 2014, Stephen returned to private practice, providing legal and regulatory advice to regulatory bodies and market participants in Hong Kong.