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Are there any geographical restrictions as to where a Hong Kong legal firm can practise on the mainland?

Photo: Are there any geographical restrictions as to where a Hong Kong legal firm can practise on the mainland?
Photo: Are there any geographical restrictions as to where a Hong Kong legal firm can practise on the mainland?
According to the Agreement on Trade in Services, which forms part of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), suitably-qualified Hong Kong law firms can apply to set up law firms, in partnership with local legal practices, anywhere on the mainland. A previous provision, restricting such partnerships to Guangzhou, Shenzhen or Zhuhai, was rescinded in March this year.

At present, all such Hong Kong / mainland partnerships are free to handle civil and commercial litigation cases, as well as any non-litigation legal matters. They are not, however, entitled to handle any criminal litigation issues falling within the jurisdiction of the mainland.  

For further details, please access the following link:

Wider Mainland Access Granted to Hong Kong Legal and Certification Services

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