Mr Ming Wai Lau holds LLB, LLM, and PhD degrees from King’s College London and the London School of Economics, University of London. His PhD dissertation was published as a book by Oxford University Press in 2011. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School since 2014. He is also a registered attorney in the State of New York and a CFA Charterholder.

Mr Lau is active in public affairs both in Hong Kong and Mainland China. In Hong Kong, he is a member of the Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, the Vice-chairman of Youth Development Commission, Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Park Corporation and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee. In China, he is currently an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and a Board Member of University of International Business and Economics.