PILnet is excited to present the panel of judges for the 2020 Law for Change Student Competition and thanks them for the time they have dedicated to empower the next generation of lawyers. This panel of judges is comprised of experts on the rule of law, social issues, and innovation in Hong Kong. They were also part of the selection committee who reviewed all submissions to select the eight finalist teams. The eight finalist teams will present their project proposals to the judging panel on January 23, 2021.


Azan Marwah

Azan Marwah is a barrister in private practice. His work covers a broad spectrum of civil litigation and disputes, specializing in matters that include a cross-border, public, or administrative law element. His experience extends to work raising issues from international sale of goods, cross-border fraud, taxation, employment, and land use planning. Azan is also an accredited mediator and published expert in family and child law, advising a number of charitable organizations and representing parties before the family courts. Azan is regularly engaged to draft Private Members’ Bills. He has advised on amendments to legislation in a wide variety of areas including regulatory, environmental, criminal, child protection, and family law. He regularly advises commercial in-house counsel, as well as charitable and non-profit organisations on the legislative process. Azan is the co-founder of the Hong Kong Public Interest Law Group and the Hong Kong Public Interest Law Conference, and the founding legal adviser to Hong Kong Marriage Equality.

Chan-yau Chong

Chan-yau Chong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Studies and Psychology. He later obtained a Master’s Degree in Information System from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently the President of the Hong Kong Blind Union, a board member of the Dialogue in the Dark HK Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of CarbonCare Asia, the Co-founder and CEO of CarbonCare InnoLab, and the Director of the English Learning Service Provider, EL Education.  He has served as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government, Executive Director of Oxfam Hong Kong, and Director of the HKU Student Development of the Centre for Development and Resources for Students. He received one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Awards in 1991, an MBE in 1995, the Poverty Alleviation Award from the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation in 2004, one of the Leader of the Year Awards 2011 (Community/Public Affairs Category) from the Sing Tao News Corporation, the University of Hong Kong Honorary University Fellowships in 2012 and the Compassion Award from HK & Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund in 2017.

Tracy Ng

Tracy Ng is Chief Executive of the Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES), a young non-government organisation (NGO) with the mission to promote social entrepreneurship development and city transformation in Hong Kong for societal betterment through a team of pracademic and knowledge volunteers. She is currently a part-time lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the HKUSPACE, and also a voluntary director of the social enterprise Fullness Salon. She has co-authored a number of FSES publications and provided professional training and coaching services on social entrepreneurship and project management to various NGOs and social enterprises. Prior to Tracy’s time in the NGO sector, she had over 20 years’ industrial experience in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as a managing consultant, project director, and project manager serving the government, NGOs, and multinational corporations’ mega projects. In recent years, Tracy has been focusing on nurturing youth in social entrepreneurship development and has ledFSES to become the latest intermediary (the Innovator Farm) of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) that helps build up the ecosystem for nurturing social entrepreneurs and developing and implementing innovative projects.