Bay area legal exam held

May 27, 2023

The 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Legal Professional Examination (GBA Examination) was successfully held in Hong Kong and Zhuhai today.


Secretary for Justice Paul Lam said: “We hope that the GBA Examination can be converted from a pilot scheme to a regular examination such that in the future, more Hong Kong legal practitioners will obtain practice qualification to provide legal services in the nine Mainland municipalities in the bay area on specified civil and commercial matters to which the Mainland laws apply.


“These lawyers with dual qualification will, in the course of their practice in the bay area, co-operate with their Mainland counterparts and share their respective experiences and collaborate in resolving cross-jurisdictional legal issues.


“This is conducive to accelerating the nurture of talent in international legal affairs in the bay area, deepening the alignment and harmonisation of rules and mechanisms in civil and commercial matters in the bay area as well as facilitating the integration of Hong Kong legal practitioners into national development.”


The Department of Justice thanked the Examinations & Assessment Authority for its efforts in ensuring that the GBA Examination could be successfully held in Hong Kong.

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