Tze-wei Ng

Tze-wei Ng is a Hong Kong-based lawyer with the private wealth team of international law firm Stephenson Harwood, with a focus on philanthropy and charity law, as well as ESG (environmental, social and governance).  She was formerly Deputy Director for Asia with PILnet, and led the setting up of the Hong Kong Pro Bono Clearinghouse and other regional pro bono efforts. During this time she and team liaised with various law firms, law schools, bar associations, international organisations and NGOs around the region in designing innovative pro bono projects. One such project was the justice gap analysis report This Way: Finding Community Legal Assistance in Hong Kong, a project made possible by pro bono support, and which also illustrates how access to justice requires continued efforts and responses from both government legal aid and pro bono. After returning to private practice, she remains active in her pro bono support to organisations serving marginalised communities. In recent years she's also been keenly exploring the role of lawyers in supporting the growing practice of social entrepreneurship, social finance, impact investing and responsible businesses etc.. She sees these as exciting new areas of public interest law - as doing good increasingly goes beyond charity and donations, and requires a mix of non-profit and for-profit tools and structures.