With unprecedented changes happening around the world, many countries and regions have experienced certain fallout economically or diplomatically. The Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”), with a strong network of countries and regions across the world, paves a path for their re-engagement with emphasis on innovation, openness and inclusiveness.
To further explore how the Initiative speeds up worldwide collaboration and revival, The Law Society of Hong Kong’s 4th Belt and Road Conference themed “Global Recovery and Harmony through the Belt and Road Initiative” will be held on Thursday, 4 November 2021 virtually. As part of the Department of Justice’s Hong Kong Legal Week 2021, the Conference will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation from English to Putonghua and Cantonese.
The Conference aims at discussing ongoing initiatives and plans; practical guidance on manoeuvring in geo-politically troubled waters; and effective resolution of disputes to build harmony and realise opportunities. Please join us to share your thoughts with leaders and lawyers in BRI jurisdictions on the topical theme!
4 November 2021 (Thursday)
09:00 - 17:30 (Hong Kong Time)
(supported by simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua & Cantonese)
6 CPD points will be accredited
Keynote speech on “Global Recovery and Harmony through the Belt and Road Initiative”
Session 1 - “National and regional initiatives as roadmaps to global economic recovery”
In this session, law-makers, businessmen and legal professionals come together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of various national and regional initiatives such as the Belt and Road Initiative, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), Greater Bay Area plan and “Dual Circulation” as roadmaps to global economic recovery, enabling lawyers to reflect on and consider how to seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges.
Luncheon for distinguished guests and local speakers
Session 2 - “How law and legal professionals can help businesses to manoeuvre in geo-politically troubled waters?”
Businesses do not operate in a vacuum from politics. How can we, lawyers around the world, help businesses navigate geo-politically risks, sanctions, taxation in the digital economy, trade war, currency wars, resource crunch in an evolving new world order?
Session 3 - “Building harmony in diversity through strengthening effectiveness of dispute resolution mechanisms applicable in the BRI jurisdictions”
Diversity, inclusion, openness and building win-win partnerships are synonymous with the BRI. With over US$9 trillion in trade across 140 BRI partner countries and regions, how best can we resolve disputes when they arise, so that we can focus on building and sharing prosperity?
|Fred Kan (Chairman)||C. M. Chan||Nick Chan||Neville Cheng|
|Heidi Chui||Julianne Doe||Brian Ho||Stephen Hung|
|Olivia Kung||Karen Lam||Jonathan Lee||Daniel Leung|
|William Ling||Daphne Lo||Catherine Mun||Amirali Nasir|
|Melissa Pang||Robert Rhoda||Hin Han Shum||Thomas So|
|Ronald Sum||David Tiang||Henry Wai||Careen Wong|
|Louise Wong||James Wong||Philip Wong||Ann Yeung|