Dominic Wai

Dominic Wai

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1985        Professional Diploma in Business Studies (Banking), Hong Kong Polytechnic University

1994        LLB (Hons), City University of Hong Kong

1995        PCLL, City University of Hong Kong



1997        Solicitor, Hong Kong

2011        Civil Celebrant of Marriages



Before joining the legal profession, Dominic Wai has worked in the banking sector and as well as in the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Dominic’s practice focuses on advising clients on matters relating to anti-corruption, white-collar crime, law enforcement, regulatory and compliance matters in Hong Kong, including advice on anti-money laundering. He also handles cases involving corporate litigation, shareholders’ disputes and insolvency matters, defamation cases, domestic and international arbitration cases, cybersecurity, data security and privacy law issues, competition law matters, e-discovery and forensic investigation issues as well as property litigation. His clients include Hong Kong listed companies, international companies, liquidators and a broadcasting company.

Dominic is currently the honorary legal advisor of a charity that provides a home service for sick children and their families. He is supportive and actively participating in the activities of the charity.


Professional Activities

  • Panel Arbitrator to the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) 2021-2026
  • Panel member to the Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) 2017-2023

Speaking Engagements

  • “How to set up an effective anti-corruption policy for a listed company and what is the key challenges?”, ListcoPRO, 2022

  • “How to Deal with Conflict of Interest”, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, 2021

  • “Managing Data Breach”, Law Society RME course, 2021

Overseas Speaking Engagements

  •  “General Data Protection Regulation”, Primerus APAC Meeting, Singapore, 2019

  • “Cybersecurity”, Primerus APAC Meeting, Sydney, 2018

  •  “Cybersecurity”, US-ASEAN Business Council, 2014





  •  Author, Butterworths Hong Kong Anti-Money Laundering Handbook - Second Edition, LexisNexis, April 2021
  • Annotator, The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong – Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (Cap 615), LexisNexis, 2019 reissue
  • Author, ‘Legal Shadow over Moonlighting’, 2018
  • Author, ‘Minimising Corporate Liability: Advice from Outside Counsel’, IR Global and Association of Corporate Counsel, 2018
  •  Author, ‘Practical Guidance on GDPR’, LexisNexis, 2018
  • Author, ‘The Role of Company Secretaries and Directors in Anti-Money Laundering Compliance’, CSj, June 2017
  • Author, ‘How to deal with the “3Cs” when they come knocking your door’, CSj, January 2017
  • Author, ‘Directors Beware: Business Email Compromise - The Latest Fraud Scam Threatening Hong Kong Companies’, The 21st Century Director, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, 2015
  • Author, ‘Cybersecurity for the 21st Century Director’, The 21st Century Director, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, 2013

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Butterworths Hong Kong Anti-Money Laundering Handbook - Second Edition

Interview with the Author: Butterworths Hong Kong Anti-Money Laundering Handbook - Second Edition


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