On September 7 2019, the Department of Justice entered into a framework agreement with the High People's Court of Guangdong Province to facilitate the exchange and mutual learning by legal professionals in Hong Kong and Guangdong (the “Agreement”).
Hong Kong has been playing a vital role in the development of the Greater Bay Area. This Agreement takes it one step further by providing a platform for the Hong Kong legal sector to engage in meaningful exchange with its Guangdong counterpart, and to leverage opportunities in the Greater Bay Area.
Under the Agreement,
The Agreement, when viewed in conjunction with the Legislative Council paper “Opportunities for Hong Kong’s Legal and Dispute Resolution Services in the Greater Bay Area” issued in March 2019, can be acknowledged as an attempt to speed up the legal cooperation in the Greater Bay Area that is commensurate with the development of an open economy.
If you have any questions on the above or on any corporate and commercial law issues, please contact one of the members of the Corporate and Commercial Law team.