China News Agency, Haikou, June 3 (Reporter Wang Xiaobin) Hainan is building a free trade port across the island, and Sanya has worked hard to create a world-class business environment. A number of foreign-related legal service institutions such as the Qionggang Joint Venture and the Cooperative Notary Office have been established and operated, and the foreign-related legal service system of the Free Trade Port has taken shape.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council have recently issued the "Overall Plan for the Construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port" to clarify that by 2025, Hainan will initially establish a free trade port policy system focusing on free trade facilities and free investment facilities. As an important part of the system, foreign-related legal services used to be a shortcoming to Sanya, and the city is currently filling in the vacancies.
Hong Kong Long Bingkun and Yang Yongan Law Firm cooperated with Hainan Huihai Law Firm. In January of this year, they officially listed and operated the first Qionggang Associated Law Firm-Huihai Longyang (Sanya) Joint Law Firm in Sanya.
"Our law firm was approved for establishment in December 2019, and Sanya has the first foreign-related law firm." Hui Hailong, director of Yang Law Firm Deng Zhenhai, introduced the firm's business positioning in cross-border financing, foreign investment, intellectual property protection, and free trade Hong Kong investment promotion and foreign-related commercial dispute resolution.
"We have to admit that there is a big gap between the lawyers in Sanya and the developed regions. They do not match the needs of the free trade port and need to learn and improve." For this reason, Huihai Long Yang Law Office established the Sanya Zhizhi Legal Training Center. While introducing high-level talents to the outside world, strengthen the building of a local lawyer team.
The notary system, as a precautionary legal system for international prevalence, has unique values and functions in safeguarding the safety of civil and commercial transactions and balancing rights and interests. In February 2019, Phoenix Notary Office, the first batch of Hainan and Sanya's first cooperative notary, was established.
"Our notary office refers to the civil service model of the civil law system, absorbs the comprehensive service experience of the Anglo-American law system, and pioneers a new business system in ten major fields such as international trade, financial investment, real property rights, intellectual property rights, maritime affairs, and judicial assistance." Director Xu Chunlei said that in order to adapt to the high standard of foreign-related legal service form of internationalization, the Phoenix Notary Office has cooperated with countries and regions such as France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. More than 70 legal service organizations have established close business cooperation links, and also set up a “Phoenix Notary International Friend's Home” in Sanya, serving more than 1,000 customers in Europe, America and Central Asia.
Che Chengjun, a professor at Tianjin University Law School, is also the chairman of the Phoenix Notary Council. Che Chengjun introduced that when the Phoenix Notary Office was created last year, the Phoenix Notary Research Institute was formed. The dean was chaired by Professor Ma Hongjun, the chairman of the Legal Document Society of the Chinese Law Society and the director of the Notary Law Research Center of China University of Political Science and Law. Notary jurist Marilis Epal (Xifeng) and Secretary General of Taiwan Notary Society Xie Yongzhi served as vice presidents. In Sanya, the Institute successfully sponsored the "Competitive Justice and Notarization-Notary Legal Services in the Sports Field", "Exploring and Improving the Modern Service System, Strengthening the Real Estate Market Risk Legal "Firewall"" and "Honesty and Risk Prevention and Control-Free Trade Port" International academic seminars such as "Notarization Value in Construction".
"We took the lead in coordinating the establishment of the Hainan International Arbitration Court Sanya Branch last year. Next, we will promote the docking of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and the Shenzhen International Arbitration Court and other institutions, hire professionals from various fields at home and abroad, and establish an international arbitrator expert database. Relevant person in charge of the Sanya Municipal Justice Bureau said that it will promote the substantive operation of the Sanya International Commercial Dispute Mediation Center, and consider the professional cooperation with the “Belt and Road” International Commercial Mediation Center, Shenzhen Qianhai Commercial Mediation Center, Shenzhen Blue Ocean Legal Investigation and Commercial Mediation Center. The mediation agency cooperates, shares the list of commercial mediators, and establishes a multi-resolution model for international commercial disputes such as "mediation + arbitration" and "mediation + judicial confirmation" to provide diversified foreign-related legal services for market players. (Finish)