Up-close with Expert Speaker: Wally Suphap

Wally Suphap - Speaker at Legal Beagle

Wally Suphap - Speaker at Legal Beagle
Wally Suphap is one of Hong Kong’s outstanding experts in LGBT legal issues. He instructed one of our highly detailed CPD course: LGBT + Rights in Hong Kong.
Legal Beagle: Tell us about yourself:  What is your expertise, and how did you become an expert in the area?
Wally: Hello. I’m Wally Suphap. I’ve been practicing law for 15 years, qualified in both New York and Hong Kong. My private practice experience has focused on international corporate and securities law. I worked as an in-house legal and compliance officer for an international investment firm for 5 years covering institutional securities, investment banking, and research. I am also involved in LGBT+ advocacy work, having co-founded the Hong Kong LGBT+ Attorneys Network (HKGALA), and I’m a proud outspoken advocate on LGBT+ rights and diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
Legal Beagle:  Online training in the legal industry is relatively new in Hong Kong – why did you take a chance and become a speaker for Legal Beagle?
Wally: I was delighted to be asked by Legal Beagle to teach a course on LGBT+ rights in Hong Kong. It’s a topic that I’m passionate about, and Legal Beagle provides a great platform to educate and raise awareness on these significant issues.
Legal Beagle:  Why is/are the topic(s) you speak on (featured on the Legal Beagle platform) so important?

Wally: LGBT+ rights is human rights, and affects all of us, whether one identifies as LGBT+ or a straight ally.
Legal Beagle:  Are there any articles you’d like to share that you have published online, or that would be helpful to lawyers taking your course?
Wally:  I’ve written pieces for the Hong Kong Lawyer on LGBT+ rights. Please see link below.
Prospects for Marriage Equality in Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities
It’s the best of times, and yet the worst of times. Momentum for marriage equality in Hong Kong has never been stronger. The coalition of businesses, organizations, community groups, and…
[Hong Kong][Letters to Hong Kong Lawyer]
16 December 2019
Law in Transition: QT v Director of Immigration in Context
The landmark decision by the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) in QT v Director of Immigration [2018] HKCFA 28 is being celebrated as a major victory by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and…
[Hong Kong][Features]
3 August 2018