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December 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HKT

Overview (Program Summary)

It is our great honour that Secretary for Justice Ms. Teresa Cheng, GBM, GBS SC, JP has agreed to give a presentation on "Opportunities to Hong Kong's legal and dispute resolutions sectors under the 14th Five-year Plan and the GBA development".

There are only limited seats available for this seminar, please do register at your earliest. If for any reason, you can't make it to this event please do cancel your registration by logging in to your member profile or email us at Your assistance in cancelling early will allow us to include other members on the waiting list to take up your slot.

Kindly note that all participants should wear face masks during the whole event and no food and drinks are allowed; temperature checking and use of 'LeaveHomeSafe' app is required at the entrance.


This seminar covers the following: 

  • Brief Introduction to the Greater Bay Area, what is it and what is it intended to achieve in the field of finance, business and commerce?  How does the GBA fit within the objectives set out in the 14th Five Year Plan?
  • What strategies and policies have been, or are intended to be, implemented in Guangdong, HKSAR and Macao SAR to achieve these objectives?
  • How will the different legal systems within the GBA interact in cross jurisdictional transactions?
  • Dispute resolution in the GBA.  Are/will parties be free to choose the laws of any of the GBA jurisdictions as the governing law of transactions, and what will be the procedures for enforcement of court judgments and arbitral awards obtained in one GBA jurisdiction in the others?
  • How successful have the pilot measures for Hong Kong and Macao legal practitioners to obtain mainland practice qualifications been so far, and is it envisaged the scheme will be expanded?  What have the main practice areas been for Hong Kong lawyers in Guangdong, and mainland lawyers in Hong Kong been so far?  What additional skill sets would Hong Kong qualified lawyers need in order successfully to take advantage of the opportunities to practise in other GBA jurisdictions?


Date: Wednesday, 15 December 2021


12:30 pm- 1:00 pm- Registration & Networking
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm- Presentation & Q&A session

Department of Justice
1/F, Main Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central (See Map for directions)

CPD Points: CPD points have been applied for.


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