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The Law Society is working with UKTI and the City of London to organise a trade mission to Beijing and Shanghai in 2014. The mission will be led by Lord Mayor of London (and former Law Society President) Fiona Woolf and will focus on legal services. The mission is likely to take place from 5-15 October but the exact date and programme will be confirmed in due course.
China's growing economy continues to offer a range of business opportunities for UK business, particularly in emerging regional cities beyond the main centres of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong.
Miss Ruihua Wang was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in November 2012 through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (the "QLTS"). Ruihua graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She practised as a Chinese lawyer for 5 years before coming to the UK. In September 2013, Ruihua will become an associate at the London office of Linklaters, a global law firm.
The Union Internationale des Advocats (UIA - International Association of Lawyers) will head to Macau for its 57th congress in November.
Law Society president Nick Fluck will speak at the Bar Leaders Senate on Cloud computing: the benefits and dangers. Are the fundamental values of the profession under threat? Whilst in Macau, the president will meet with counterparts from the bar associations attending the conference to discuss issues of mutual concern affecting the legal profession worldwide.
The Law Society is supporting the launch of a new UK-China partnership aimed at promoting business and legal ties between the UK and China.
China's National People's Congress has released draft amendments to China's Trademark Laws and is conducting a public consultation. Feedback on the amendments are due by the 31 January 2013. The amendments are not currently available in English.
While the world waits to see the impact and direction the new Chinese leadership will have on China's economic and political development, we thought we would share a few interesting facts about Li Keqiang who will take up the position of Premier in March 2013.
Earlier this year the Shanghai Bar Association opened its doors to foreign and in house lawyers for the first time. In doing so, the bar is breaking new ground as the first and only Chinese bar to admit non-Chinese practising lawyers to its membership.