The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised a total of 14 seminars in February, 2 of which had an audience of over 100.
The Law Society organized a seminar entitled “International Arbitration Law: The Most-Favoured Treatment Clause” jointly with The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries on 5 February. The seminar discussed different interpretations of the Most-Favoured Treatment Clause in the New York Arbitration Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in several contracting States. The speaker of the seminar was Professor Peter Kindler, Ph.D., Chair of Private Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. Professor C.K. Low, Associate Professor in Corporate Law, CUHK Business School was the moderator of the seminar. The seminar attracted an audience of over 100.
A seminar entitled “The New Licensing Regime for Trust or Company Service Providers (’TCSPs’) and the Keeping of Significant Controllers Registers (’SCR’) by Companies” was held on 28 February. The seminar apprised attendees of the major statutory requirements for the new licensing regime for TCSPs and keeping of SCRs under the new legislation. The speakers and the panelists of the seminar were Ms. Judith Sihombing, Lecturer of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong, Ms. Ellen Chan, Deputy Principal Solicitor of the Companies Registry and Ms. Margaret Chan, Senior Solicitor, Registry for Trust and Company Service Providers of the Companies Registry. Other panelists were Mr. Francis Mok, Senior Solicitor, Company Law Reform of the Companies Registry and Mr. Roger Wong, Deputy Registry Manager, Trust and Company Service Providers of the Companies Registry. Over 300 participants attended the seminar.