What is Legal Hub?
Hong Kong has a long and rich common law heritage. Its mature legal system, which ranks well internationally, is renowned for being transparent, trustworthy and fair. To show the emphasis and recognition Hong Kong places on the rule of law and legal related services and to consolidate and enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international centre for legal, deal-making and dispute resolution services in the Asia-Pacific region, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region offers space in the West Wing of the former Central Government Offices (CGO), a Grade 1 historic building now known as the Justice Place, and the former French Mission Building, a declared monument nearby, and part of Two Exchange Square to accommodate offices of local, regional and international law-related organisations. Together with the offices of the Department of Justice housed in the Main and East Wings and part of the West Wing of the former CGO, the whole area forms an international Legal Hub in our central business district. Some history and background information of Hong Kong Legal Hub can also be found at Justice In Focus Issue Two 2020