Hong Kong welcomes overseas experts at high-level law forum to showcase city’s return as global legal hub

We presume these experts are getting some excellent junket action out of this


The SCMP writes


  • Chief Executive John Lee hails participation of heads of international legal bodies at event, saying their attendance underscores advantages of city’s common law system
  • Commissioner of foreign ministry’s office in Hong Kong says city should uphold both national constitution and its own charter while acting as global super-connector

Hong Kong launched its flagship “Legal Week” on Monday, welcoming experts from across the world to the high-level forum that will showcase the city as an international legal and dispute-resolution services centre with business picking up again after three years of crippling pandemic restrictions.

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu hailed the participation of heads of international legal bodies in the showpiece event, underscoring the advantages of the city’s rule of law as well as its common law system.

The forum commenced only days after the city hosted a major international banking summit and the popular Rugby Sevens tournament as part of an all-out campaign that Lee has promised will restore confidence in Hong Kong’s reputation as a vibrant business and tourism hub.




Here’s the govt announcement

Legal Week opens Nov 7

November 5, 2022

Hong Kong Legal Week 2022 will be launched on November 7 bringing together prominent experts, practitioners, government officials, academics and elites from diverse sectors from around the world to share their insights.


The issues to be discussed at the Department of Justice’s annual flagship event this year include facilitating access to justice through international instruments and diversified dispute resolution mechanisms, promoting the rule of law for sustainability, and the latest LawTech developments relevant to the Belt & Road Initiative and in the international arena.


The five-day programme will feature a series of international and important events in hybrid mode, including the Asia-Pacific Private International Law Summit, the Law Society of Hong Kong’s Fifth Belt & Road Conference and more.


Known as the “three sisters” of private international law, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law will participate in many of the events throughout the week.


Live broadcast will be available. Members of the public are also welcome to register for joining the event online.