We are proud to announce that our Managing Partner Alan Chiu, Partner Simon Wong and Counsel Vivian Or passed the Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Exam.
The Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Exam is a pilot program implemented by the PRC Ministry of Justice for Hong Kong lawyers to qualify to practise law in China, with the exam taken place on 31 July this year.
By obtaining this qualification, it allows three of our lawyers to practise Chinese civil and commercial law through ELLALAN (Guangdong) Law Office (a fully licensed PRC law firm established in June 2021) and to appear in court in 9 cities within the Guangdong Province. In addition to the three lawyers, our Guangzhou Law firm also has 5 other lawyers.
Alan Chiu is excited by this achievement and commented, “this will no doubt further enhance our cross-border service offerings and foster our strength in helping Hong Kong and overseas clients to navigate the PRC legal system, and meanwhile assisting Mainland clients (especially those based in the Greater Bay Area) to expand their business overseas.”
We very much look forward to seeing more and closer collaborations between Hong Kong and China legal professionals, as well as contributing to the legal, social and economic developments of the Greater Bay Area.