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

22 March 2022
Greater Bay Area Law and Legal Culture: A Reality Check
by Prof. Lutz-Christian Wolff, Wei Lun Professor of Law & Dean, CUHK LAW
13 April 2022
Recent Aviation Law Issues in the GBA
by Prof. Jae Woon Lee, Assistant Professor, CUHK LAW
7 June 2022
Private International Law in the Greater Bay Area: An Empirical Assessment of the Qianhai Court Judgments
by Prof.  Chao Xi, Professor, CUHK LAW
18 August 2022
Regulatory Pathways for Renewable Energy Integration in the GBA
by Prof. Hao Zhang,   Assistant Professor, CUHK LAW
23 September 2022
The Legal Implications of AI in the Context of Copyright and Transaction Automation in the GBA
by Prof. Jyh-An Lee,   Professor, CUHK LAW and Prof. Eliza Mik, Assistant Professor, CUHK LAW
20 October 2022
Cross-border Enforcement of Securities Laws in the GBA [Registered Here]
by Prof. Chao Xi, Professor, CUHK LAW
11 November 2022

Tax Law in the GBA
by Prof. Jingyi Wang,   Assistant Professor, CUHK LAW


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