International Law

Hong Kong Chapter

The Hong Kong Chapter was first established in 2012 following a visit from the President of the Law Council. The Chapter has now grown to over 60 members. The Chapter Convenor is Anthony Chow.

The Hong Kong Chapters seeks to provide an opportunity for Australian lawyers based overseas to meet, network, and filter back issues of concern regarding the Australian legal profession by hosting a variety of useful functions for overseas lawyers.

The President and other Executive members of the Law Council of Australia often visit the Hong Kong Chapter to discuss the Chapter’s upcoming activities and share updates on developments in the Hong Kong and Australian legal profession.

Major events and activities

The Hong Kong Chapter hosted its inaugural luncheon on Wednesday 26 June 2013 at the Hong Kong Bankers Club to celebrate the establishment of the Chapter. The event featured the Hon. Justice Gleeson AC NPJ, non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, as the keynote speaker. It has since held several interesting events featuring a variety of well-known speakers.

On 16 June 2016, the Hong Kong Chapter held a cocktail event which once again featured The Hon. Mr. Justice Murray Gleeson AC NPJ as speaker. The full bench of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal attended the reception.

Most recently, on 3 November, the Hong Kong Chapter held an event featuring the Honourable Justice Joseph Fok, one of the four Permanent Judges of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.

Other events include:

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