On the afternoon of November 11, the "The Belt and Road" Summit Forum of Legal Services kicked off. Doctoral tutor of Law School of Renmin University of China, vice president of China Civil Law Society Professor Lixin Yang, Chief Expert of China Going Global Think-tank, the first Chairman of SGLA Mr. Lishan Lv, Chief Executive Editor of Fangyuan Magazine Ms. Peng Wang, General Manager of the Law and Taxation department of Thomson Reuters Mr. Hu Che, Founder of Intelligeast Mr. Zuyun Hong, Deputy General Manager of the Lvxin Web Mr. Lei Chen, Chairman of the China Sam Enterprise Group Mr. Qisen Jiao and other media guests and nearly 300 Union lawyers participated in this event. Mr. Guiming Liu, Chief Editor of "Democracy and Rule of Law" Magazine and Special Adviser to SLGA, presided over the opening ceremony of the forum. Mr. Jingzhong Zhang , Vice President of SGLA addressed the forum and extended a warm welcome to the guests from all walks of life. Regional Manager of China Export & Credit Insurance Co., Ltd. Mr. Zengyu Xiang and Senior Manager of Corporate Finance Department of Bank of China Mr. Shixin Yang shared their opinions over the insurance policies and overseas operation of power projects involved in the Belt and Road respectively.
Manager Partner of Chance Bridge Partners, Ms. Ning Zhu made a speech at the forum on the laws and policies related to Chinese companies’cross-border investment and financing business in South Asia, Central Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.
Later in the evening, the anniversary celebration and awarding ceremony were held. Chairman of ELN, Mr. Sheldon Cordell extended his congratulations to the 10th anniversary of SGLA’s establishment and expressed his expectations for enhanced communication and cooperation of the two legal alliances. Managing Partner of the Beijing Office of Hogen Lovells , Ms. Jun Wei delivered his congratulations on behalf of international members of the alliance.
In recognition of the meritorious deeds that made a significant contribution to the alliance's development over the last ten years since the founding of the Alliance, the alliance awarded “SGLA Ten-year Special Award”, “SGLA Ten-year gold medal/silver medal” and “SGLA ten-year Outstanding Contribution Award”. Ms. Zhu won the SGLA ten-year gold medal. She serves as the secretary general of the alliance and takes charge of the work of the secretariat. In recent years, she has made important contributions to the promotion of the alliance's scale, specialization, integration and opening up. Partner Ms. Hongmei Lv won the Outstanding Contribution Award. For a long time, Ms. Lv has actively taken part in the activities of the alliance on behalf of Chance Bridge and participates in public affairs.
In the Bi-annual Award Ceremony, the acquisition of Australia’s Wolf Oil Company by China Sam, which was undertaken by Ms. Ning Zhu, Ms. Klaudia Chen, Mr. Guangzhe Xu and Ms. Sarah LUO won the Foreign Legal Service Award. The arbitration project in relation to a contract of international sale of goods between A-one Products & Bottles Limited, Guangzhou Dayilong Packaging Maschinery Incorporated Company and Hongkong Huayun Industrial Incorporated Company won the Litigation Award. The project involving Beijing Urban Construction San Ya Haiyunjiayuan, which was undertaken by Ms. Sarah Gao, Ms. Ying Wang, Ms. Ya Zhuo, Ms. Hongqing Li won the Real Estate Award.
Ms. Zhu also presided over the opening ceremony for the SGLA Research Institute and Plaque Awarding Ceremony for the Legal Affairs Research Institute. Mr. Guangzhe Xu performed at the ceremony and Ms. Sarah LUO presided over the night’s celebration.
Established in 2007, SGLA is the first cross-border legal alliance in China dedicated to explore and open up the third mode of Chinese law firms’ scale development. The alliance comprises of leading domestic law firms situated in China’s major economic cities and foreign law firms including Hogan Lovells, one of the world’s top ten law firms. In 2017, as the only cross-border legal alliance included by Chambers and Partners, SGLA occupied list of China area solely and became the only Chinese legal alliance to be recognised by international grading agencies.