2017 Annual General Meeting

Over 120 members attended the Law Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on 26 May. The Clubhouse was packed to the brim.

Apart from the AGM proper, two additional events took place. The first was the admission ceremony to the Law Society’s Roll of Honour and the second was the prize presentation to the outstanding achievers in our sports and recreation teams.

In the Roll of Honour ceremony, Mr. Charles Lee, Mr. Robin Peard and Ms. Anna Wu were formally admitted to the Law Society’s Roll of Honour.

Mr. Charles Lee was recognised for his invaluable, and well known, contributions in moving the necessary reforms to modernise Hong Kong’s financial infrastructure and to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre. His efforts have opened up huge potentials for the development of legal services in the IPO market. Mr. Robin Peard, also a prime mover of reforms, was recognised for his immense contributions in the area of arbitration. He was closely involved in the comprehensive reform of the arbitration regime in Hong Kong, enhancing the city’s attractiveness as an international arbitration centre. Ms. Anna Wu was recognised for her dedication to defending the principles of equality and fairness, which has been demonstrated through her commitment in various public offices including as Chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission and Chair of the Competition Commission.

Mr. Lee, Mr. Peard and Ms. Wu are highly respected members of the profession whose distinguished contributions to the Law Society, the practice of law and the development of the legal profession in Hong Kong as a whole have set a role model for us all. The space allocated for this column is far too limited for a fair elaboration of the long list of distinguished services that they have selflessly volunteered for the benefit of the profession over the years. We have nevertheless made available the records of the full proceedings of the AGM including the admission ceremony and the inspiring speeches by the awardees on the members’ zone of the Law Society website.

President Thomas So presenting the Certificate of Admission to the Roll of Honour to Mr. Charles Lee.

President Thomas So presenting the Certificate of Admission to the Roll of Honour to Mr. Robin Peard.

Ms. Anna Wu (right) receiving the Certificate of Admission to the Roll of Honour.

Ms. Vivian Yu (left) and Mr. Bruce Fu were recognised with the RSC Outstanding Performance Award, while Ms. Eliza Chang (right) was named the Recreation and Sports Person of the Year.

Jurisdictions: 

Secretary-General, Law Society of Hong Kong