Dr. Thomas So is a partner of Mayer Brown. He advises on shareholders disputes, property and investments litigation and disputes and PRC-related arbitration and disputes.
He is on a number of panel of arbitrators in Asia and is also a solicitor-advocate with rights to appear in the higher courts in Hong Kong. He holds the degrees of LLB from the University of Hull (1985), LLM from the University of Hong Kong (1993), LLB from the China University of Political Science and Law (1997) and Doctor of Laws from Tsinghua University Beijing (2005).
He is a PRC qualified lawyer since 2009 and also a China-Appointed Attesting Officer (appointed by the Ministry of Justice of PRC) and member of The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He was the President of the Law Society of Hong Kong (June 2016 – June 2018). He is currently Chairman of the Belt and Road Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong.