BSocSc, LLB, Notary Public, Civil Celebrant
Mr. Thomas Tse is a Notary Public, Civil Celebrant of Marriages and a Solicitor.
He obtained his first degree on Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong in 1985. He obtained his law degree at the London University in 1988 and Post-graduate Certificate in Laws in 1989.
He has been in active practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong since 1991. He is a partner of Yip, Tse & Tang, Solicitors, founded in 1994. Mr. Thomas Tse is the Head of the Technology and Communications Practice Group of the firm. The firm now has 18 solicitors. He dedicates most of his time on practising laws relating to E-commerce and Technology. Mr. Tse is the author of Electronic Laws in Hong Kong (www.hkelaw.com)
Since 1999, he has been actively making presentations on these areas of topics on various occasions.
1985 Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with Bachelor of Social Sciences degree.
1988 Obtained Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of London
1989 Obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the University of Hong Kong.
1991 Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Hong Kong
1992 Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and Wales
1994 Founded and has been a partner of Yip, Tse & Tang, solicitors (now having over 10 solicitors, 3 trainee solicitors. Total force of the firm is almost 40).
1997 Launch of legal information portal site of www.solicitor.com.hk (award winner of eAward 2000 'Innovation and Design' organised by Hong Kong Productivity Council).
1999 Offering speeches in seminars and conferences on e-commerce and Internet laws to e-commerce and information technology managers. Columnist of DIGIHALL on e-commerce legal issues, a bimonthly e-commerce magazine published by Hong Kong Productivity Council. Articles (over 3000 words each) includes Domain Name Dispute, Computer and Internet Crimes, Online Libel, Jurisdiction Issues in Cyberspace, E-Commerce Legal Framework, Electronic Transaction and Banking Services, Online Copyright, Online Libel, Jurisdictional Issues, Data Privacy.
2000-now Current legal practice: e-commerce and information technology. Clients: Internet enterprises, software producer, ISP, telecommunications service providers and ASP, GEM listed companies included.
Conferences and Seminars
Nov 1999 to April 2000*
Twice organised: each over 12 hours of lectures to IT Managers on Internet and E-Commerce legal topics organised by Hong Kong Productivity Council and sponsored by Software Industry Information Center (over 150 participants in total).
Over 9 hours of lectures to IT Managers on E-Commerce Course Series : Professional Course of IT Legal Knowledge organised by Hong Kong Economic Times and co-organised by Hong Kong Computer Society, Hong Kong Small and Medium Size Enterprises Association. Hong Kong Small and Medium Business Association and SME Centre (51 participants)
7 May 2000
Speaker on E-Commerce Shopping for iSmart at Comp Expo 2000 (70 participants).
23 May 2000, 2 June 2000
Conference organised by Cable & Wireless HKT and Hong Kong Economic Times held at Convention Centre: Excellent Management on E-Shop (over 400 persons attended on each occasion).
31 May 2000
E-Commerce seminars organised by ITAccountants Association (ITAccountants.com ) for Certified Public Accountants.
27 July 2000
ICe Internet Commerce Expo Hong Kong 2000 Conference organised by IDG World Expo (Asia) Ltd : Legal Challenges and Risks in eBusiness
1 hour lecture on E-Commerce Legal Issues organised by Trade Development Council for SMEs in Hong Kong. 40 participants.
October and November 2000*
E-Commerce Course for Professionals organised by Open University of Hong Kong (LiPACE). Over 8 hours of presentation on E-Commerce Laws and Regulations, Telecommunications Laws and Privacy Legal Issues. 40 participants, most were legal practitioners.
2 December 2000
E-Commerce Legal Issues for bank managers organised by Open University of Hong Kong (LiPACE) for Hang Seng Bank. More than 3 hours of presentation.
Nov 2000 to January 2001*
Professional Certificate on E-Commerce organised by Open University of Hong Kong (LiPACE). Over 11 hours of presentation each. Total number of participants were about 80.
Professional Certificate on E-Commerce organised by Open University of Hong Kong (LiPACE). Over 11 hours of presentation each. Total number of participants were about 30.
Over 18 hours of lecture organised by Hong Kong Productivity Council. Topic: Laws and Regulations on Electronic Banking and E-Commerce
E-Commerce Course for Professionals (with CPD points accredited by the Law Society) organised by Open University of Hong Kong (LiPACE). Over 8 hours of presentation on E-Commerce Laws and Regulations, Telecommunications Laws and Privacy Legal Issues. 10 participants, most were legal practitioners.
Functions with * require payment of fees
Topics Covered in Seminars or Conference
E-Commerce Laws and Regulations
Computer and Internet Crimes
Computer and Internet Contracts
E-Commerce and Banking
Telecommunications Laws and Regulations
Encryption and Transaction Security
Software Liability and Legal Process
Online Privacy and Data Protection
Online Libel or Defamation
Domain Name Disputes and Resolutions