Mr. LAW Sau-Wai, Samuel

Senior Lecturer

Before joining Shue Yan University in January 2021, Mr. Law had over 14 years of banking experience in Hong Kong, taking up roles in credit risk management, private banking and strategic planning. Mr. Law is now a trainer, a course reviewer, and a panel member of Subject Review Panel at the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He has experienced in teaching Economics, Finance, Money and Banking, Risk Management, Compliance, Ethics and Law related subjects.

Currently, he is a PhD candidate (Part time) at the Faculty of Law at HKU. His thesis topic is “Suitability of arbitration in resolving private banking disputes from a client's perspective”, with a research focus on arbitration and dispute resolution, contract law, banking law and regulation and bank-client relationship. He is an Accredited General Mediator of Hong Kong Mediation and Accreditation Limited and a panel member of the tribunal secretary at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center.

His managerial experience in banking and academic exposure in legal studies have facilitated him to put theories into practice in his teaching and research.

Mr. Law can be contacted at


Research Interest

Dispute Resolution, Banking Law, Bank-client relationship, Professional Ethics, Risk & Compliance

Teaching Interest

Professional Ethics, Risk & Compliance, Business Law, Banking Law and Practices 

Professional Qualifications

Associate Fellowship                                                                  Higher Education Academy, UK
Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education    University of Hong Kong
Accredited General Mediator                                                     Hong Kong Mediation and Accreditation Limited
Certified Private Wealth Professional (CPWP)                        Private Wealth Management Association
Panel Member of the Tribunal Secretary                                 Hong Kong International Arbitration Center
Certified Banker (Credit Risk Management)                            Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Professional Risk Manager (PRM)                                            Professional Risk Managers' International                                                                                                                            Association
Financial Risk Manager (FRM)                                                  Global Association of Risk Professionals  


Academic Qualifications

PhD (Pending)                                                                                 University of Hong Kong
LLM (Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)                                  University of Hong Kong
LLB                                                                                                    University of London (External Programme)
MSc in Economics for Development                                           University of Oxford
BA (Hons) Economics (First Class Honor)                                 University of Durham

Publications / Editorial work

Chan KS, Law Sau Wai, “What Should Lawyers Do When the Best of the Two Worlds Collide in Mediation/ Negotiation?” November 2020, Hong Kong Lawyers (The Official Journal of the Law Society of Hong Kong).
- co-lectured this paper at HKU on 9 Dec 2020 with title: “Client’s Best Interest v.s. Lawyer’s integrity – A rivalry in mediation/negotiation?” 
Edited the first edition of the following course book published by Hong Kong Institute of Bankers:
2010        Banking Service and Professional Ethics (ISBN: 978-0-470-82655-3)
2010        Fundamentals of Accounting and Law in Banking (ISBN: 978-0-470-82659-1)
2010        Financial Systems and Risk Management (ISBN: 978-4-470-82663-8)