CUHK LAW GBA Forum 2024 Online Seminar – ‘Proof-of-Foreign Law Issues in Greater Bay Area’


16 Apr 2024


12:45pm – 1:45pm


Online via Zoom


Prof. Dicky Tsang, Associate Professor, CUHK LAW

Biography of Speaker:

Dr. Dicky Tsang is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His main research areas are private international law and company law. His work has appeared in a number of leading international journals, including the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and multiple articles in the Journal of Private International Law. His works have been cited by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Missouri, and the European Union (in a WTO dispute-settlement case).

Prior to joining academia, he practised as a corporate finance lawyer at Linklaters and Shearman & Sterling, working in their New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York, England & Wales and Hong Kong.

Dr. Tsang was awarded his LL.B. and PCLL at the University of Hong Kong. He also holds degrees from Georgetown University (S.J.D.), Columbia University (LL.M., J.D.) and University College London (LL.M.).

Event Details:

Given that mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau each has its own legal system, the integration promoted by the Greater Bay Area (GBA) necessarily creates regional choice-of-law issues. One of the most crucial choice-of-law issues is the proof of foreign law (including Hong Kong and Macanese law) in mainland Chinese courts in the GBA. The relevant law remains unclear in several important aspects, including whether proof of foreign law is a question of law or a question of fact and the lack of detailed procedures for proving foreign law. This talk assesses proof-of-foreign law issues in mainland China. It is further suggested that the proof of foreign law in the GBA courts may be improved through the creation of a formal judicial assistance network among the GBA courts and Hong Kong courts.

CUHK LAW GBA Forum 2024 Online Seminar – ‘Proof-of-Foreign Law Issues in Greater


Language: English
*CPD credits are available upon application and subject to accreditation by the Law Society of Hong Kong (currently pending).