From the Economist: HOW LAWTECH IS TRANSFORMING HK'S LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Hong Kong is embracing current trends and initiatives in legal technology (LawTech) that are shaping the future of the entire legal services industry. A new online dispute resolution platform called eBRAM (Electronic Business Related Arbitration and Mediation) is set to shake up the process, making arbitration and mediation services cheaper, more efficient and vastly more accessible to small business owners.
From The Hong Kong Lawyer: Hong Kong-Mainland bilateral arrangement regarding interim measures for arbitration
Landmark accord signed by Hong Kong's Department of Justice and the Chinese Supreme People's Court strengthens Hong Kong’s claim to be the premier jurisdiction for the resolution of China-related disputes through arbitration. (Article courtesy of Hong Kong Lawyer)
Viewing the "Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" as a Window onto the New Legal Hubs
Hong Kong-Mainland arrangement on interim measures in aid of arbitral proceedings is a “momentous development”, writes Matthew S. Erie, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies and Fellow at St. Cross College, University of Oxford.
Hong Kong: Asia's legal services hub
The rule of law, an independent judiciary and a trusted common law system, as well as a wealth of local and international legal expertise, ensure a comprehensive range of world-class legal services in Hong Kong, the best place in Asia for people and businesses to connect and excel.
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NZ lawyer taps Hong Kong's strengths
Specialising in smart solutions, Titus Rahiri set up KorumLegal in HK citing the city's deep pool of legal talent and innovation-friendly environment as key advantages in delivering a range of tech-enabled services to clients across the region.
Mainland law firm opens Hong Kong office to tap growing demand for cross-border legal services
Mainland law firm Commerce and Finance Law Offices (Tongshang) announced the launch of its Hong Kong office and its association with a local law firm as part of its global expansion blueprint.
Hong Kong's legal advantage on the Belt and Road
The transparency and predictability of English law as practiced in Hong Kong underpin huge opportunities for developing Belt and Road projects and transactions, according to the co-authors of a book published by legal firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Facilitating Belt and Road financing and M&A
From Chinese mainland firms' legal structuring to major project development in ASEAN and Russia, Hong Kong is proving a focus for Belt and Road-related financing and mergers and acquisitions, say partners from law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Hong Kong tops Asian ranking for corporate governance
Hong Kong moved up to No.1 in Asia and second in the Asia-Pacific region for corporate governance in the latest CG Watch.
Hong Kong tops global ranking for IPO and M&A attractiveness
Hong Kong leads the way as a location for initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers and acquisitions (M&As), according to a survey by global law firm Baker McKenzie in conjunction with Oxford Economics, which ranks Hong Kong No.1 out of 42 countries and regions.
Trusted Legal System
Hong Kong well positioned for Asian arbitration crown.
Hong Kong's Legal System: Embracing the future
Hong Kong's legal system is deeply rooted in common law heritage, and modelled on English common law. The city maintains close links with other common law jurisdictions around the world.
In focus: Hong Kong sets out dispute resolution credentials
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng is interviewed by the Law Society Gazette, a publication of the Law Society of England and Wales.
European law firm expands in Asia via Hong Kong
CMS leverages Hong Kong’s status as a leading international arbitration hub to support global clients.
Deep talent pool is key
Recently relocated to a bigger office in Central, leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes expands its Hong Kong presence in light of a growing demand from its clients.
Leading UK law firm eyes set on high net worth clients in Hong Kong
Leading UK law firm Charles Russell Speechlys opens new Hong Kong office, entering the market in association with Jonathan Mok Legal to offer expert advice to high net worth clients.
Offshore law firm opens Hong Kong office to expand Asia footprint
Carey Olsen has opened an offshore dispute resolution and insolvency practice in the city to meet growing demand from the region.
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