International Legal Services Forum held in Shanghai

(| Updated: 2023-09-14

Themed on "Deepening cooperation in legal services to boost regional economic and trade development", the International Legal Services Forum was held in Shanghai on Sept 5, on the sidelines of the 10th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of SCO Member States.


The International Legal Services Forum is held in Shanghai on Sept 5, on the sidelines of the 10th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of SCO Member States. [Photo/] 

Vice-Minister of Justice Wang Zhenjiang attended and addressed the forum.

Wang noted that, in recent years, China's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has thoroughly implemented Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law and made concentrated efforts to develop the foreign-related legal service industry. 

The MOJ has been fostering internationally-leading foreign-related legal service institutions and cultivating high-quality foreign-related legal service professionals. It promoted the opening-up of legal services in a steady manner and continuously deepened international exchanges and cooperation on law-based governance. These initiatives played an important role in serving high-quality regional economic development and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Noting that legal services are an important guarantee for promoting international economic and trade development, he said China is willing to work together with other countries to fully leverage the role of legal services in enhancing international economic and trade development, and to effectively safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of various entities, so as to jointly facilitate global economic recovery.

He also highlighted the innovation of exchange mechanisms and deepening of pragmatic cooperation among different countries, with the aim of yielding fruitful results in international economic and trade cooperation.

Measures should also be taken to enhance the high-quality integration of modern technology and legal services and to improve the quality and effectiveness of legal services, in a bid to provide smarter, more accurate and efficient legal services for people across the globe.

The forum was organized by the MOJ, the Shanghai Justice Bureau and the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law.

Twelve Chinese and foreign guests held an in-depth exchange of views and discussions on such issues as "legal services and economic and trade cooperation" and "promoting legal service modernization through modern technologies".

More than 300 people, including representatives of the China-SCO Legal Services Committee, local judicial administrative departments, lawyer associations, notary associations, relevant legal service institutions as well as representatives of foreign law firms in China, participated in the forum.