It is a thoroughly commercial cinema: Hong Kong film derives a number of elements from Hollywood, such as certain genre parameters, a "thrill-a-minute" philosophy and fast pacing and editing. But the borrowings are filtered through elements from traditional Chinese drama and artparticularly a penchant for stylisation and a disregard for Western standards of realism. This, combined with a fast and loose approach to the filmmaking process, contributes to the energy and surreal imagination that foreign audiences note in Hong Kong cinema.
The Asian Development Bank estimated that the total investments in Asia between and would exceed 8 trillion US dollars. In light of the new opportunities brought about by the OBOR initiative, we should develop and strengthen our legal services, and turn Hong Kong into an international legal hub.
The best way to preserve the Rule of Law is to further develop our legal infrastructures and to promote our legal services to the world.
Cross-border investors must fully appreciate and control the risks associated with multi-jurisdictional transactions. Substantive Law Risks It goes without saying that the substantive law in another country may invariably differ from that in the home country of the investor.
Due Diligence Legal due diligence is an essential part of a transaction that involves acquiring objective and reliable information prior to completion.
China as the leader of the OBOR Initiative needs highquality due diligence services to assist it in identifying and reducing investment risks. Our legal sector has close ties with both the Mainland legal authorities and the international legal community.
The Reputable Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Sincethe Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has been offering world-class dispute resolution services including arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name disputes resolution.
Apart from the existing 9, plus solicitors and around 1, barristers, there are currently over a thousand Registered Foreign Lawyers from over 30 different countries practicing in Hong Kong. Under certain circumstances, overseas barristers can be admitted to appear in Hong Kong Courts.
It is well-known that cases from other common law jurisdictions, for instance, England, the United States, Australia, and Canada are persuasive in Hong Kong courts.
In entering contracts with China, these countries are unlikely to accept Chinese Law as the governing law of the contracts.
By the same token, China may not accept foreign law as the governing law. This conflict presents an inherent problem for the parties in OBOR projects. To Conduct Legal Due Diligence Hong Kong legal profession is experienced in handling complicated cross-border transactions and the relevant legal due diligence.
Policy Recommendations The legal system of Hong Kong is highly respected in the world. Hong Kong should continue its efforts to attract other reputable arbitration bodies and international organisations to set up offices in Hong Kong, for instance, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre.
We recommend that the Government should establish an International Dispute Resolution Complex that houses all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution services. In order to build a world-class Dispute Resolution Complex, we also recommend establishing a Hong Kong Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution for training and research in dispute resolutions.
This can be achieved through training and expanding the panel list of arbitrators and mediators by inviting practitioners from overseas. To this end, the Government has set up working groups, accreditation groups and task forces for Mediation. The legal database should be stored within the International Dispute Resolution Complex see 1 b above.
We recommend a further review of the Arbitration Ordinance. The Department of Justice has also published a consultation paper on apology legislation. We note that the Department of Justice has recently started consultation regarding arrangement with the Mainland on reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments on matrimonial and related matters.
We support the proposal and recommend entering into comprehensive arrangement with the Mainland on reciprocal recognition in all respects. We notice that Taiwan has recently amended its Arbitration Law, allowing Taiwan courts to recognise arbitral awards from foreign countries.
In this connection, we recommend further developing Islamic Law in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong twice issued U. Dollar-denominated Sukuk Islamic Bond in and Going forward, we recommend the Government should focus on developing RMB denominated Islamic financial products.
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