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, CUHK LAW is pleased to continue the seminar series in 2023.

Date Details
12 January 2023
Future of the GBA Legal Market
by Nick Chan, MH, JP
20 February 2023
Competition Law in the GBA
by Prof. Sandra Marco Colino, Associate Professor, CUHK LAW and Prof. Alexandr Svetlicinii, Associate Professor, University of Macau
23 March 2023
The Application of the CISG in the GBA 
by Prof. Lutz-Christian Wolff, Wei Lun Professor of Law & Dean, CUHK LAW
29 May 2023
Attributing Criminal Liability in the Murky Waters of Self-driving Cars in GBA
by Prof. Michelle Miao, Associate Professor, CUHK LAW 
6 September 2023
Preventing Illicit Trade in China’s Cultural Heritage in the Greater Bay Area by Harmonizing Policy and Law
by Prof. Steven Gallagher, Professional Consultant, CUHK LAW
8 November 2023
Corporate Compliance in the GBA 
by Prof. Chao Xi, Professor, CUHK LAW

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