Kangqiao Senior Partner Ji Hongmin appointed as Chief Adviser of UIA
UpdateTime：2018-11-26 09:59:00 Views：
On November 26, Ji Hongmin, Senior Partner of Kangqiao Law Firm was appointed as Chief Adviser by the Executive Committee of UIA.
Founded on July 8, 1927 with its headquarters in Paris, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) is the oldest as well as one of the most influential lawyer organizations in the world. It boasts more than 2 million lawyer members from 120 countries, among whom expert team members, with their wide range of legal expertise, are able to organize high-level legal seminars and pass resolutions to practical problems faced by global legal practitioners. UIA aims at providing platforms for global lawyers to have professional discussions and is extremely influential in the lawyer industry. Since 1971, it has been the special advisory body as a NGO for the United Nations (UN) and European Commission and it also attends on international criminal court (ICC).
The Chief Advisory Body appointed this time is composed of 22 lawyers, only 3 of whom are Asian lawyers with Ji Hongmin being the only one from East Asia. As a member of the Chief Advisory Body, Ji Hongmin is also a member of the Council of UIA, which is going to hold council meetings respectively in Kuala Lumpur, Geneva, Estonia and Toronto in 2017. Among them, the Geneva meeting will be held at the same time with the UN Summit, at which UIA will provide advisory services for the summit as UN's special advisory body. Ji Hongmin has been invited to attend the above meetings.
At present, the official language of UIA is French, English and Spanish. So the first subject that Ji Hongmin is going to put forward for discussion in the council meeting is that Chinese should also become an official language of the organization so that more Chinese lawyers can get involved in the work of UIA. As a representative of excellent Asian lawyers, Ji Hongmin is fully aware of his responsibility and pressure after appointed as Chief Adviser of UIA and he hopes that he can contribute to promoting the images of Chinese lawyers all over the world during this term.