On to pastures new?
With China's accession to the WTO an untapped market has opened up to law firms. But what does this mean to Hong Kong's standing as the gateway to Asia and how easy will it be for firms to access this new Chinese work? Felicity Clarke investigates
11 December, 2001 was a good day for China – it became a fully-fledged member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It was a good day for the foreign law firms based there too, with the promise of infinite opportunities of work resulting from the opening up of China’s vast markets to international competition.
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