Douglas Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong and an expert on financial regulation, particularly the intersection between law, finance and technology. He is Faculty Director of HKU’s LLM in Compliance and Regulation and LLM in Corporate and Financial Law, a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, and a Senior Visiting Fellow of Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne.
Douglas served as Head of the HKU Department of Law from 2011 to 2014 and as Co-Director of the Duke University-HKU Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law from 2005 to 2016. In 1999, Douglas co-founded HKU’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law, going on to serve as its Director from 2006 to 2011. He has published fifteen books and more than 120 articles, chapters, and reports on international financial law and regulation. Douglas has served as a consultant with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Alliance for Financial Inclusion, APEC and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (among others), and has lectured, co-organised conferences and seminars and been involved with financial sector reform projects around the world. He has been a visiting professor or fellow at Duke, Harvard, the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, IDC Herzliya, McGill, University of Melbourne, National University of Singapore, University of New South Wales, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and University of Zürich, among others.