In conjunction with the Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce, the HKSAR Government held a seminar entitled “Strategies and Opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative - Leveraging Hong Kong’s Advantages, Meeting the Country’s Needs” in Beijing on 3 February. President Thomas So, Immediate Past President Stephen Hung and Council Members C.M. Chan and Simon Lai attended the seminar on behalf of the Law Society.
The seminar aimed to showcase the distinctive edge of Hong Kong as an international finance, trade and legal hub as well as its integral function to expedite the Belt and Road development. It was well attended by over 700 participants from the Hong Kong business and professional services sectors, as well as senior representatives from Chinese enterprises.
At the invitation of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, the President spoke at one of the thematic sessions on “The Integration of Creative and Information Technology Industries with Pillar Industries under the Belt and Road Initiative”. He explained the potential legal risks which Chinese enterprises would encounter during the process of “Bring in” and “Go Global”, and highlighted the strength of Hong Kong legal services to facilitate cross-border transactions under the Belt and Road Initiative.