Johannes Chan SC陳文敏資深大律師

Professor Johannes Chan SC (Hon) was called to the Bar in 1982 and to the Inner Bar in 2003.  He is a Professor of Law and the former Dean (2002-2014) of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.  He has published widely in the field of public law, and is an editor to all major sets of law reports in Hong Kong (HKLRD, HKC and HKPLR).  In 2003, he was appointed Honorary Senior Counsel in Hong Kong, being the first (and so far the only) academic silk in Hong Kong.  He has acted as a trial observer on behalf of human rights bodies in various sensitive cases in Asia, and has appeared before various international human rights treaty bodies. He has served on many public bodies, including being the Chairman of the Bar’s Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, the Bar Council, the Chairman of Consumer Council Legal Action Fund (during which time he oversaw the litigation arising from the collapse of the Lehman Brothers), a member of the Law Reform Sub-committee on Privacy (producing 5 major reports on privacy), and a founding member of Human Rights Monitor.  He was also the BOK Visiting International Professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School (2014) and Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professor of the University of Cambridge (2015).

His recent publications include:

Law of the Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd ed, 2015)(with C L Lim);

Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong: Constitutional Law, vol 16 (2015)(with Justice Bokhary NPJ and others);  ‘

“Vindicatory Damages in Public Law”, in John Bell, Mark Elliott, and Jason Varuhas (ed), The Unity of

Called: 1982     Silk: 2003