A&G News 13 May 2019
Allen & Gledhill was pleased to host the Vice Minister of Justice of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Xiong Xuanguo in Singapore on Friday, 10 May 2019, as part of his official visit to the country to enhance legal exchange and cooperation between China and Singapore.
Vice Minister Xiong met with over 20 Partners and representatives from our Firm, led by Co-Chairman and Senior Partner, Penny Goh. During the meeting, Senior Adviser (Competition and Public Policy), Lam Chuan Leong, and Partner, William Ong, shared their views on the importance of a business-friendly legal environment while Margaret Chew, Head of Knowledge Management, provided an overview of the education and training of lawyers at the Firm.
Both sides discussed, among other issues, how law firms and lawyers from China and Singapore could assist each other and work together more closely. Penny Goh said, “We are very keen to expand our cooperation with Chinese law firms and to further work together in Singapore, China as well as other countries. Law firms can play a part in bringing forward bilateral legal cooperation through secondments, visits, conferences and events. Such channels would facilitate the exchange of best practices and strengthen collaboration between the two countries.”
Vice Minister Xiong was accompanied by officials from the PRC Ministry of Justice and representatives from the PRC Embassy in Singapore as well as the Singapore Ministry of Law.