New HK Law Society restrictions prompt backlash from firms

October 24, 2018 The Hong Kong Law Society has announced new proposed rules that would restrict the employment prospects for foreign lawyers working in Hong Kong. The announcement has drawn a backlash from firms, 15 of which have submitted a letter detailing their concerns over the new restrictions.

The firms behind the letter include Kirkland & Ellis, Paul Hastings, Linklaters, Latham & Watkins, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Davis Polk & Wardwell, among others. The letter is addressed to Melissa Kaye Pang, who currently serves as president of the Hong Kong Law Society.


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