21 Sep 2022

Senior Associate Michael Lau Passes 2022 GBA Legal Professional Examination

We are delighted to announce that our Senior Associate Mr. Michael Lau has successfully passed the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Examination (GBA Exam), becoming the sixth lawyer of our firm passing the examination. After obtaining the relevant practice certificate, Michael is eligible to practise PRC law in civil and commercial legal matters (including litigation and non-litigation matters) in the nine cities of the GBA.

The GBA Exam is a liberalization measure under the Agreement on Trade in Services to the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Hong Kong legal practitioners with five or more years of post-qualification experience can provide legal services in the nine Mainland municipalities in the GBA on specified civil and commercial legal matters to which the Mainland laws apply. They enjoy the same privileges and be under the same obligations as Mainland lawyers. They can also be retained by Mainland law firms and partnership associations of Mainland law firms and Hong Kong or Macao law firms, and can also become partners of partnership law firms in the nine cities of the GBA.

Five other lawyers of our firm have successfully passed the first GBA Exam, including Partners Mr. Willy Cheng, Ms. Heidi Chui, Mr. Rodney Teoh, Mr. Gordon Tsang and Senior Associate Mr. Terence Lau.

Through our association with one of the largest full-service law firms in Mainland China, AllBright Law Offices, together with our team at SW, we will continue to remain at the forefront of the GBA and provide our clients with premium, efficient, and innovative legal services.

For more information, please contact our Senior Associate Mr. Michael Lau.