Law Society of Hong Kong President's notice Newsletter on June 24, 2019:

Study tour with Mongolian Bar Association (outbound)


As reported earlier, the Law Society launched our first study tour with the Mongolian Bar Association (“MBA”) this year to foster collaboration and strengthen exchange between our respective members in the two jurisdictions. The programme commenced with the visit of the MBA delegation to Hong Kong during 28 to 29 March. A half-day joint seminar and visits to Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and ICAC were arranged for the delegation at that time and the feedback was positive.


To reciprocate, Melissa K. Pang (Presiden) led a Law Society delegation to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia during 13 to 16 June. A meeting with the representatives of the Member of the State Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia and a visit to the Administrative Cases Court were arranged for the delegates to understand more about the local legal system and court structure.


Taking this opportunity, the Law Society organised a half-day joint seminar on 14 June to introduce to the local legal practitioners the unique features of the Hong Kong legal system; the legal services Hong Kong solicitors can offer to clients when exploring new markets and business opportunities along the Belt and Road countries; and the Law Society’s work on the Initiative. Last but not least, we introduced the importance of risk management for law firms.


They also had a fruitful meeting with the MBA to evaluate the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2017 and discussed possible collaborations between the two associations. Apart from inviting the Law Society to participate in their upcoming events, the MBA expressed great interest to work with the Law Society by organising training courses on selected topics such as risk management in Mongolia for their members.


They will continue to strengthen our connection with the MBA and other overseas lawyers associations and work together to raise the standards of the profession to serve our clients' needs through regular joint seminars and knowledge exchange sessions.


Melissa K. Pang