POLA Summit in Sri Lanka
Event date: 
22 July 2017 to 24 July 2017

The Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (“POLA”) is a forum for the leaders of law societies and bar associations from across the Asia-Pacific region to exchange ideas and information. The Law Society of Hong Kong is a member of POLA and the President attended the 28th POLA Summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 22 to 24 July. Representatives of law societies and bar associations in Asia, including Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Mongolia, all updated one another on the major legal developments in their home jurisdictions. This was a valuable opportunity for participants to forge new friendships and explore possible areas of collaboration on issues of mutual interest. Most of the participants were also along the Belt and Road and keen to foster closer ties paving the way for future co-operation under the Initiative.

President Thomas So was invited to present on the topic “Attracting Foreign Investment – the Hong Kong Experience” at the Summit.

President Thomas So (third from right) and the Summit participants.