June 28, 2019

On 22nd June 2019, Dentons Greater Bay Area (GBA) Joint Conference Committee held its fourth meeting in Zhuhai, continuing its quarterly discussions on issues and cross-office strategy planning in the region, since its establishment by the four Managing Partners from Dentons offices in Zhuhai, Shenzhen Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Dentons Greater Bay Area (GBA) Joint Conference Committee 2019

The meeting had a broad agenda focusing on a range of key topics, including:

  • Professional training for young lawyers to support their career development - the first program in 2019 will be held in Guangzhou this September; and another group training will be held in Hong Kong in the last quarter of 2019;
  • The 2nd Greater Bay Area Legal Service Summit will be held in Shenzhen in October, with its agenda to be announced in July;
  • An integrated Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team has been established;
  • An official WeChat account "大成大湾区法律研究院 (Dentons the Greater Bay Area Research Center)" will be established and operated jointly by the four offices. Articles and comments from Dentons lawyers in relation to issues concerning the Greater Bay Area will be released and published on a weekly basis;
  • Dentons GBA co-working space in each office will be created to facilitate cross-office work of lawyers in the region, which allows them to access resource, technology and administrative support, as well as a home from home.
  • The fifth meeting of GBA Joint Conference Committee will be held in September in Guangzhou;

Dentons Hong Kong additionally introduced and presented the draft of Dentons Greater Bay Area International Arbitration Initiative Roll-out Plan, at the meeting, setting out a list of actions with an aim to build Dentons into "the leading international arbitration practice for disputes arising out of, or relating to the Greater Bay Area."

Dentons Greater Bay Area (GBA) Joint Conference Committee 2019

Following the Joint Conference Committee meeting, a forum on insolvency liquidation and reorganization was held which attracted lawyers from more than eight Dentons offices and other law firms as well as representatives of various companies and institutions.

Commenting on the success of the joint Conference Committee and Forum, Keith Brandt, Managing Partner of Dentons Hong Kong said, "the investments and efforts by the four Dentons GBA offices will place Dentons in an unparalleled and unique position in the future."

Dentons Greater Bay Area (GBA) Joint Conference Committee 2019

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