From 9th to 11th May in 2018, Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA), which is transformed and upgraded from Elite Chinese Legal Alliance (ECLA), successively hosted The Second Global Law Firm Cooperation Forum & Lawyers’ Private Advisory Board Conference and The Inauguration Ceremony of Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA) & 13th Partners’ Meeting of Elite Chinese Legal Alliance (ECLA). This event marked that the first Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA) launched by a Chinese law firm was established.
On 9th May, 2018, The Second Global Law Firm Cooperation Forum & Lawyers’ Private Advisory Board Conference was successfully held, which was launched and hosted by Beijing DHH Law Firm and served as an explanation session of Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA). The Forum is another grand event for law firms at home and abroad to make exchanges, following The First Forum on Cooperation and Development among Chinese and Foreign Law Firms held on May 2015. It gathered hundreds of guests from more than 30 overseas law firms and foreign institutions in China from all over the world, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Austria, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Israel, Vietnam, Korea, Laos, China Hong Kong, China Taiwan and other countries and regions.
In the afternoon of 9th May, 2018, the Forum officially kicked off.
First, Mr. Jiang Qi, President of Deheng Law Group, made a welcome address to all participant guests, expressing his warm welcome to all the representatives from foreign law firms and institutions. Meanwhile, he said, “The best way for cooperation among lawyers is to establish a lawyer’s alliance. Currently, at a time when Elite Chinese Legal Alliance (ECLA) launched by Beijing DHH Law Firm is transformed into Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA), EGLA will go out to the whole world from Beijing with open mind, and all lawyers from all over the world are welcomed to join this big family”
Later, Mr. Liu Kejiang, Director of Beijing DHH Law Firm, gave an address, “as China is playing a more and more important role on international economic stage and further promoting the reform and opening-up as well as the Belt and Road Initiative, there will be more and more international development space for China’s lawyers. In this regard, it is essential that Chinese and foreign lawyers work together to provide legal services for Chinese enterprises to ‘go out’, which is also the original purpose of transforming ECLA into EGLA”.
Ms. Hu Yiting, Legal Counsel of U.S. Embassy in China, Mr. Teymur Nadiroglu, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People's Republic of China, Professor Zhang Liying, Dean of School of International Studies, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and other guests also made remarks. They viewed that under the circumstance of economic globalization, the cooperation among international law firms were of great significance. Besides, the cross-national legal service is still in the period of development in China, therefore the establishment and development of EGLA are expected to make the exchanges and cooperation among Chinese and foreign lawyers deeper and more pluralistic.
Mr. Teymur Nadiroglu, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Embassy
of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the People's Republic of China
During the keynote speech session, representatives from law firms of each country were so active in giving speeches, which were focused on the two subjects of “Economic Globalization and the Development of Lawyers Cooperation” and “International Trade Protection and the Role of Lawyers”, that the scene was in such a relaxing atmosphere.
Participants from overseas law firms made remarks.
At the last session of the Forum, Professor Huang Daoxiu, Chief Counsel for Russian Practice of Deheng Law Group, delivered a speech, pointing out that “it is an inevitable tendency that lawyers from all over the world shall cooperate with each other, and the same goes for all law firms”. And she hoped that EGLA could enhance international exchange and cooperation in culture after its establishment and the Forum could make a success.
Professor Huang Daoxiu, Chief Counsel for Russian Practice of Deheng Law Group, delivered a speech.
After the Forum, all the participants attended the Dinner Party for Lawyers’ Private Advisory Board Conference hosted by Deheng Law Group and Beijing DHH Law Firm. During the Dinner Party, Mr. Ji Cheng, Executive Chairman of Elite Chinese Legal Alliance (ECLA), interpreted the basic situation and preparatory work about Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA) and introduced the work plans for the next stage.
Mr. Ji Cheng, Executive Chairman of Elite Chinese Legal Alliance (ECLA),
introduced the preparatory work of EGLA.
In the end, Mr. Luan Shaohu, Chairman of the Board of Partners of Deheng Law Group, made the closing remarks and shared his points of views on the slogan “One World, One Dream” for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games set in the theme song Welcome to Beijing. He shared that it was the One Dream that gathered lawyers all over the world here to hold joint discussion on legal services for the One World. Having made remarkable achievements in the past years of development, Elite Chinese Legal Alliance (ECLA) now is going to transform into Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA), and is bound to march forward courageously for more success by virtue of the wave of economic globalization and the common belief of lawyers from all over the world.
Mr. Luan Shaohu, Chairman of the Board of Partners of Deheng Law Group, delivered a speech.