Legal officer secondment set

June 30, 2021

The Department of Justice signed a secondment agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank yesterday for the secondment of a legal officer to the bank’s legal department for 12 months starting August 23.


The department said it is grateful to the bank for providing the secondee an opportunity to work in and learn from its operation, noting that local legal talent will expand their knowledge of the operation of international organisations and broaden their horizons through learning from international law experts.


Participation in the work of international organisations will also facilitate the Hong Kong legal community’s sustainable growth, and the development of Hong Kong's position as a leading international legal and dispute resolution services centre, the department added.


Meanwhile, the Hague Conference on Private International Law has confirmed the arrangement for a Department of Justice counsel and a lawyer from the private sector to commence their six-month secondment in September 2021 and February 2022 respectively, under a memorandum of understanding signed in December last year.


The department also noted that the secondment programmes of local legal talents to the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law are expected to start in the near future.

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