Associate Director, Principal Lecturer
Centre for Public and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law – University of Hong Kong
Farzana is currently Associate Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law and Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong where she teaches Business and Human Rights, Employment Law, Advocacy, and Civil Litigation. She is a U.K qualified Barrister and CEDR-accredited Mediator, and a Certified Coach with 20 years’ experience advising, training, and coaching senior executives on employment related issues, employment law, executive performance, HR strategy, and risk. Farzana serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Justice Centre Hong Kong (www.justicecentre.org.hk), a non-profit organisation working to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s forced migrants – refugees, those seeking protection, and survivors of modern slavery.
Formerly, Farzana practiced at the London Bar for 7 years before moving to Hong Kong with Goldman Sachs as their principal Employment Law Counsel for the Asia-Pacific region where she advised on a full range of employment law and HR issues across the Asia-Pacific region, including employment issues relating to downsizing, restructuring, mergers, joint ventures, setting up business in China and India, discrimination, diversity, and cross-cultural and cross-border management.
Farzana is co-Editor and Contributing Author of Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell Asia) for which she was jointly awarded the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Output Prize, 2011. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Asia Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, and the Asian Journal of Legal Education.