Dr. Alain Sham 沈仲平大律師

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Dr. Alain Chung Ping Sham, BBS

B Soc Sc, LLB, Postgraduate Dip Law & Practice, Postgraduate Dip Political Econ, LLM, PhD

Dr Alain Chung Ping Sham is a Barrister of England and Wales (1985), Supreme Court of Hong Kong (1986), High Court of Australia (1991), and Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)(1991).

He was appointed as Crown Counsel of the then Attorney General’s Chambers of Hong Kong in 1986 and promoted to Deputy Principal Crown Counsel in 1995. He was Head of Court Specialists, Triad and Organized Crime and Anti-terrorism of the Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR between 2000 and 2006. He was promoted to Principal Government Counsel in January 2011. He has retired in May 2016 as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions of the Department of Justice, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), who was in charge of public and private sector corruption, economic and financial crimes, money laundering, Securities and Future related offences, Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise and Cybercrime.

Dr Sham is a practicing Barrister of the High Court of Hong Kong.

Dr Sham is/was a visiting or adjunct professor at various institutions, including the National Academy of Procurators of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Graduate School of Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China, Beijing Foreign Studies University Law School, China University of Political Science and Law, University of Hong Kong (SPACE), Chinese Academy of Governance etc. In November 2017, he was appointed Professor of the Institute of Procuratorial Theory of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, China.

Dr Sham was a Contributory Editor of “Archbold Hong Kong: Criminal Law, Pleadings, Evidence and Practice” (2013-2016).

Dr Sham was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star of the Hong Kong SAR in 2016.