The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is based on the “Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Cooperation in the Development of the Greater Bay Area” (深化粵港澳合作 推進大灣區建設框架協議) which was signed in July 2017. Also called the “Southern China Megalopolis” the GBA consists of nine mainland cities, i.e. Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, plus the Hong Kong SAR and the Macau SAR. It is the ultimate goal of the GBA initiative to foster economic integration.

The CUHK LAW GBA Forum aims to contribute to the development of the GBA in three different ways. First, its seminar series offers a platform for the exchange of ideas, views and visions amongst academics and members of the legal professions in relation to legal aspects of the GBA. Second, this legal discourse is closely linked to and supported by research on GBA-related legal topics conducted at CUHK LAW. Third, CUHK LAW will support the training of GBA lawyers with a focus on foreign and international law matters through the collaboration with other law schools.

The CUHK LAW GBA Forum is an open platform and we welcome indications of interest to join or contribute to our activities at Building on the success of the seven seminars organised in 2022 & 2023, CUHK LAW is pleased to continue the seminar series in 2024.

Date Details
5 March 2024
Inter-jurisdictional Cooperation on Water Preservation in the Greater Bay Area
by Prof. Agnes Chong, Assistant Professor CUHK LAW
16 April 2024
Proof-of-Foreign Law Issues in Greater Bay Area
by Prof. Dicky Tsang, Associate Professor, CUHK LAW
10 September 2024
Harmonizing Business and Commercial Laws in the GBA: Approaches, Methods and Future Options
by  Prof. Chao Xi, Professor, CUHK LAW
22 October 2024
(Topic to be confirmed)
by Prof. Siyi Lin, Assistant Professor, CUHK LAW 

>> Recap of previous seminars

GBA seminar 2023
GBA seminar 2022