Dr. Stanley Wong, Class of 1982From the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Nexus

The Faculty of Law is saddened to hear alumnus Stanley Wong passed away April 30, 2016 in Vancouver. He was born in Guangzhou, China, and grew his career around the world after receiving a BA in economics from Simon Fraser University, a PhD in economics from Cambridge University (King’s College), and his LLB from the University of Toronto.

Passionate about his work, Stan was a highly accomplished lawyer with an international reputation, recognized worldwide as a leading expert in competition law and policy. In 2014, after a rigorous global search, he was recruited to be the founding CEO of the Competition Commission of Hong Kong.

In 2006, Stan was recruited to serve as a member (commissioner) of the Competition Authority of Ireland in Dublin, completing his five-year appointment in 2011. Prior to that, he was a partner at Davis LLP in Vancouver and Toronto. He had his own consulting practice on competition law enforcement and competition policy and was called on for counsel and expertise by many competition authorities around the globe, including: Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the European Commission, China, Croatia, South Africa, Colombia and Canada. In 2000-2001, he chaired the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. Before entering law, Stan was an associate professor of economics at Carleton University in Ottawa and published a seminal book on methodology.  

Stan was devoted to his parents and was always concerned about the wellbeing of his siblings. He was energetic, scrupulously fair, and provided  companionship, mentorship and leadership by example. He loved classical music and concerts, was a keen tennis player and avid fan, and a gourmet cook and wine connoisseur. He had a gusto for life and friendship. He will  be missed.

Read Dr. Wong's obituary here: http://bit.ly/2nBdfdr