Visit by Hyogo-Ken Bar Association

Ever since 2012, the Law Society has developed a close working relationship with the lawyers associations in Japan by signing memoranda of understanding with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Tokyo Bar Association, Osaka Bar Association and Okinawa Bar Association.

Since then, the Law Society has co-organised multiple meetings and joint seminars with our Japanese counterparts to update each other on the major legal developments in both jurisdictions and to create more opportunities for professional exchanges among our respective members.

Led by the President of the Hyogo-Ken Bar Association, a delegation of 12 members visited the Law Society on 24 January. Apart from introducing the respective legal systems and the role and functions of the two associations to each other, the delegations had fruitful discussions on the inheritance law practice in Hong Kong and Japan with members of our Probate Committee and International Legal Affairs Committee.

There is no doubt that the Law Society will continue to work closely with overseas lawyers organisations to provide a platform for information exchanges, for exploring business opportunities for our members, as well as promoting the competence and professional standard of the Hong Kong legal profession to different jurisdictions.

Members exchanging views on the inheritance law practice in Hong Kong and Japan.

President Melissa Pang (left) presented a souvenir to Mr Nobuyuki Fujikake, President of Hyogo-Ken Bar Association (right).