HKSAR govt welcomes new Bay Area lawyer guidelines
This Dec 10, 2019 photo shows the square to the east of the new port Hengqin in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, southern China. [Photo / Xinhua]

HONG KONG - The Justice Department has given the new welcome guidelines issued by the Office of the General Council of the State in a pilot for Hong Kong and professional Macao of the right to practice in the nine municipalities in the delta program of the Pearl river in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater bay area.

document released on Thursday specifies requirements for professional qualification examination of the law and the scope of business. This would enable lawyers and local attorneys to expand its professional services in the area of ​​the bay after obtaining of relevant continental practice.

Standing Committee of the Assembly of the National People approved the decision on the authorization of the State Council on the implementation of the pilot program aug 11.

communication close Since then, the department has maintained with the authorities of the relevant mainland to reflect the views and expectations of the sector legal Department and Hong Kong on eligibility for the exam, training methods and scope of the operation.

Attorney Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said he is happy to know that under the guidelines, prosecutors and lawyers with five years of post-qualification experience are allowed to apply for the exam. As such, young professionals of the law are entitled to seize opportunities in the Bay Area.

He thanked the Ministry of Justice for organizing legal training relevant to prepare and equip professionals the right to Hong Kong for the exam.

Cheng believes that the provision of central authorities encourage the relationship of mutually complementary cooperation between the Hong Kong SAR Province and Guangdong.

The arrangement allows lawyers and attorneys Hong Kong to provide legal services specified regarding civil and commercial matters, including litigation and non-litigation business, using the applicable laws of the mainland in the area the Bay.

They enjoy the same privileges and be subject to the same obligations as lawyers from the mainland.

Hong Kong lawyers will join the mainland to provide legal services to companies, including Hong Kong companies in the Bay Area.

Cheng encouraged lawyers practicing a lawyer d capitalize on the Bay Area development and further improve the legal service of Hong Kong.

After observing the development area of ​​the bay was an important national strategy, Cheng pointed out that Hong Kong should seize the precious opportunity brought by the area, leverage the advantages and enhance business cooperation between three places, in order to improve the cooperation mechanism across borders in the rule of law, legal services and dispute international resolutions.

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