With the ever-increasing international traffic, communication and trades, there is no time in history private international law has played a more important role. Private international law is particularly important for Hong Kong given its role as the hub of cross-border transactions and legal disputes. It is the mission of our cluster to promote the understanding of private international law for both academics and practitioners. This is not limited to the private international law of Hong Kong, but also other private international law systems. The interactive nature of our discipline calls for a comparative approach. The key initiative of our cluster is the Cross-Border Legal Issue Dialogue Seminar Series. This seminar series invites leading practitioners and academics to speak on a regular basis on topics on cross-border legal matters, particularly those relevant to private international law, and provides opportunities for interactive dialogue.