ACC Files Comments in Hong Kong on the Foreign Lawyers Registration Rules


ACC Position: 

On December 19, ACC and its Hong Kong chapter responded to proposed amendments to the Foreign Lawyers Registration Rules (“FLRR”) of the Hong Kong Law Society. These amendments would aim to restrict foreign lawyers in Hong Kong to only practicing the law of the jurisdiction in which they are licensed and increase the ratio of Hong Kong licensed lawyers to registered foreign lawyers in firms from 1:1 to 2:1. In its response, ACC argued these amendments would be detrimental to the Hong Kong legal market, and undermine the ability of ACC members to secure effective and efficient legal advice for their companies’ cross-border business needs.

Click here to read ACC’s letter.