The Law Society has been actively promoting the role of Hong Kong solicitors in the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. The Initiative has a vast coverage. To begin with, the Law Society will focus our efforts on the ASEAN countries. Indonesia is a member of the ASEAN and the largest economy among the ten nations there.
On 9 March, the Law Society jointly organised a seminar entitled “Hong Kong - Indonesia: Opportunities for the Indonesian Business” with the Indonesian Advocates Association (“PERADI”) in Jakarta. Taking this opportunity, the Law Society introduced Hong Kong’s legal system, the advantages of doing business in Hong Kong as a gateway to China and the importance of risk management to the local participants.
A Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the PERADI was also signed at the occasion of the joint seminar. The Law Society will continue to strengthen our connection with the Indonesian lawyers and work together to raise the standards of the profession to serve our clients’ needs through regular joint seminars and knowledge exchange sessions.
Witnessed by Mrs. Do Pang Wai-yee, Director-General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office – Jakarta (first from left), Mr. Amirali Nasir, Vice President of The Law Society of Hong Kong (second from left), Dr. Freddy Harris, Director General, Minister of Law and Human Right of Indonesia (middle), Mr. Dwiyanto Prihartono, Vice President of the PERADI (third from right) and Mr. Thomas E. Tampubolon, Secretary-General of the PERADI (first from right), President Thomas So (third from left) and Dr. Fauzie Yusuf Hasibuan, President of the PERADI (second from right) signed a MOU at the seminar.
Council Member Mark Daly introduced the Hong Kong legal system.
Council Member & Past President Huen Wong shared his insights on the advantages of doing business in Hong Kong with attendees.