Syern Johnstone

@ Executive Director, LLM (Compliance & Regulation) Programme University of Hong Kong

Syren Johnstone is the Executive Director of the Master of Laws (Compliance &
Regulation) Programme at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. He is a member
of the Securities and Futures Commission’s Fintech Advisory Group since its formation in
2016. He has contributed thought leadership on various high-profile issues including on new
technologies and via engagements as an expert for statutory regulatory agencies. His work
has been referenced in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and the Court of Appeal. Syren
formerly practiced as a senior solicitor with Linklaters before taking up senior management
roles with international investment banks. He holds two masters degrees, in neuroscience
and law, from Oxford and London universities respectively. He is on the roll of solicitors in
England & Wales and Hong Kong.