The Law Society has been organising an international Belt and Road Conference in Hong Kong since 2017 to serve as a platform for professional exchanges among legal practitioners around the world. Regrettably, this year’s Conference has to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, thanks to digital technology advancement, our first Belt and Road Webinar themed “Look beyond COVID-19: Connect and Unite through Belt and Road and LawTech” was concluded with tremendous success on 23 November 2020 with over 730 participants from 29 jurisdictions.
We were honoured to have Dr. Peter Lam, GBS and Chairman of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, to deliver the keynote speech on the theme of the Webinar for us. Renowned speakers from the Law Society, government bodies, lawyers associations and business sectors both locally and globally discussed topical issues including the effects of the pandemic on contractual obligations, the growing use of technology in the legal industry, and reforms on corporate rescue laws in countries along the Belt and Road in the Webinar. The Webinar has offered an invaluable platform for our members and other participants to exchange views on these topics which have growing significance to the legal industry.
The Organising Committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to the speakers, moderators and fellow legal practitioners from all over the world for gracing us with their support and participation to make this event a great success. The Webinar recording will be made available on the Law Society website shortly. Please stay tuned if you have missed the event or would like to revisit it.
Renowned speakers from government bodies, lawyers associations and business sectors locally and globally shared their valuable experiences on topics with growing significance to the legal industry with the webinar participants.