Cheng Weiqi
Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University
Cheng Weiqi

Dr. Cheng received her BA from Hangzhou University (China), LLM from Warwick University (England) and PhD from City University of Hong Kong. She is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University. In 1999, she helped the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam to amend the Vietnam State Owned Enterprise Law under a project sponsored by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP). Recently she has made a number of notable publications in the area of Corporate Governance, Business Law, China’s Company Law, and Trade and Investment in China.

Edward Chow
ASCPA, FCPA, FTIHK, CPA (Australia), Tax Consultan
Edward Chow

Mr. Chow is a Member of the Advisory Committee of IFPHK (FAI Program). From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Chow was the founder Head of the Department of Accountancy of the City Polytechnic (now the City University of Hong Kong). Prior to that employment, he had worked as a Principal Lecturer of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (now the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong) for over 10 years. Before and after his academic career, Mr. Chow had held senior and responsible positions respectively in the civil service and in the industry and commerce, ranging from manufacturing, motion picture industry, share investment, public utilities, welfare service and tax consultancy. Mr. Chow specializes in taxation, accounting and finance and has over 35 years experience in these fields. He has been conducting a programme for the HKMA (Hong Kong Management Association) on “Handling Tax Investigation” last year with great success.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Chow served the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (now the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants) as Elected Council Member (1981-1989); Member of Examination Board of HKSA (1983-1988); Examiner of Taxation Subjects of ACCA and ICSA (1989-1996) and as the President of The Taxation Institute of Taxation Institute of Hong Kong for some years in the eighties. Mr. Chow also served the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Board of Review for over 10 years and retired recently.

Mr. Chow has authored and published a number of books including “Accounting Principles of Hong Kong”; “Hong Kong Taxation Framework”; “Accounting Principles Work Book”; Review & Update “Hong Kong Taxation” for IFPHK – FAI Program; and Translation of “Hong Kong Tax Planning” (into Chinese version) for Hong Kong Polytechnic – IFP Program. He has just published a book “Hong Kong Tax Investigation: Law and Practice” in June 2006.

Philip Dykes
Senior Council, Denis Chang’s Chambers
Philip Dykes

Philip Dykes S.C. was called to the Bar in 1977 in England. After practicing there for several years he joined the Attorney General’s Chambers and worked there until the end of 1991. He then joined Denis Chang’s Chambers in 1992. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1997 and became a Senior Counsel shortly afterwards.

He served on the Bar Council for many years and became its Chairman in 2005 and served for 2 years. When Philip joined the Chambers he developed a practice in administrative and constitutional law. He has appeared for both applicants and respondents in many judicial review proceedings.

Robin Egerton
Barrister-at-Law, Parkside Chambers
Robin Egerton

Mr Robin was admitted as a solicitor in England and Hong Kong in 1984. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in August 2004. He has been an Ad Hoc Family Court Deputy District Judge and was a former member of the working groups on Family Mediation and Financial Dispute Resolution.

As a solicitor, he was a panel member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Joint Tribunal of the Bar and Law Society and the panel of Mentors. He is a former Chairman of Law Society Family Law Committee, Family Law Association and Family Mediation Committee. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Laywers, an accredited Mediator, and a part-time lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong.