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David Southern

Foreign Legal Consultant

  +66 02 107 2007, Ext. 326.

David Southern is a corporate lawyer who deals with ICOs, startups, fintech, venture capital, cross-border corporate transactions and cross-border litigation.

David is a dual-qualified barrister and solicitor from the UK. He has worked in international law firms and in-house in multinational corporations in the dynamic markets of East Asia and Southeast Asia.


Postgraduate Certificate in Law 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009
Master of Laws Cardiff, 2005
Bachelor of Laws Liverpool, 2003


High Court of Hong Kong, 2014
Solicitor High Court of Hong Kong, 2011


FinTech in Thailand; Practical law 2018
Securities & Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571): Commentary and Annotations, 2018 edition, Sweet & Maxwell, contributor.
Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622): Commentary and Annotations, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions, Sweet & Maxwell, contributor.
Company Law in Hong Kong – Practice and Procedure, 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions, Sweet & Maxwell, contributor.
Company Law in Hong Kong – Insolvency, 2016, 2017, 2018 editions, Sweet & Maxwell, contributor.
HKICS Corporate Administration Study Pack, Wolters Kluwer, author.
Lexis Practical Guidance, Hong Kong Corporate, contributor (2013).

 Favorite books

Anything by Michael Crichton or Ian Fleming


Rock climbing

 Favorite quotes

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”– Lao Tzu

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