“The Belt and Road: A Catalyst for Connectivity, Convergence and Collaboration” will take place on Friday, 12 May 2017 in Hong Kong. At this international conference, eminent legal practitioners as well as leaders from business sectors and other professions from around the world will share their insights and inspirations on issues arising from the global economic vision of the Belt and Road.
The one-day Conference will start off in the morning with a plenary session led by a panel of globally accomplished industry leaders followed by three concurrent breakout sessions in the afternoon. The Conference will feature practical topics including the advantages and risks associated with the use of E-tools in international trade, issues on tax, financing and insurance arising from cross border trade as well as dispute resolution practices in international transactions.
In addition, participants of the Conference will have a dedicated session for them to connect with those who match their business needs and to build a network of long lasting business relationships.
Friday 12 May 2017
9:30 am – 6:00 pm
“The Belt and Road:
A Catalyst for Connectivity,
N101 Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre,
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
5 CPD points
will be accredited
The Law Society of Hong Kong is a professional association for solicitors in Hong Kong. It was established in 1907 and performs a regulatory as well as representative role over the solicitors’ branch of the Hong Kong legal profession. There are currently about 10,400 local members and 1,400 registered foreign lawyers from 32 jurisdictions*. Together they provide a wide range of legal services to the domestic as well as international markets. The Law Society will be celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2017.
*As of 31 January 2017
It is my honour and privilege to welcome you to the Belt and Road Conference organised by The Law Society of Hong Kong on Friday, 12 May 2017.
The business opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative are of a massive and unprecedented scale. The Initiative is designed to expand multilateral ties among over 65 economies in Asia, Europe and Africa with priority on infrastructure development and connectivity. The projects generated from the Initiative are expected to create a huge demand for legal services. From due diligence, financing, contract negotiation, drafting and enforcement to dispute resolution for cross border infrastructural projects, legal service support will be required.
The Initiative is a long-term national strategy that will affect the development of the legal service market in the decades to come. I strongly encourage you to take an active interest in this visionary project.
The Law Society’s Belt and Road Conference will enable participants from around the world to gather in Hong Kong to discuss issues of common interests arising from the Initiative, connect with one another and map out ways of future cooperation.
I look forward to welcoming you to our Conference in person on 12 May 2017!
Thomas S.T. SO
The Law Society of Hong Kong
(in alphabetical order)