DANIEL FUNG

Mr. Fung is Senior Counsel of the Hong Kong Bar, specializing in commercial, corporate and public law. He was called to the English Bar in Middle Temple in 1975, and the Hong Kong Bar in 1977. In 1990 he became the youngest member of the Hong Kong Bar to be appointed Queen's Counsel. Mr Fung has the unique distinction of having served as the last Solicitor General of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong (1994-1997) and the first Solicitor General of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (1997-1998). As Solicitor General his responsibilities included advising on the Basic Law and Hong Kong's constitutional development upon reversion to Chinese sovereignty, overseeing law reform in Hong Kong as well as monitoring legal development in the PRC. He has served on a variety of commissions and advisory boards in Hong Kong, and in mid-1999 became the founding President of the China Law Council, a non-profit organization devoted to judicial training for Supreme People's Court in the PRC. He has recently been a visiting scholar at Harvard and at Yale Law Schools, and from January 1, 2000, Mr. Fung has taken up respective appointments as a Director of the Salzburg Seminar and as Fulbright Visiting Scholar for Hong Kong to the United States.