08 August 2018
13th ASEAN Law Association General Assembly and The ASEAN Law Conference
“42. Apart from regional events and conferences, it is also excellent that ASEAN lawyers are increasingly seeking collaborative opportunities with counterparts from other jurisdictions.
(a) In recent years, we have seen an increase in strategic law partnerships across the ASEAN bloc.
(b) Earlier this year, the Asian Business Law Institute launched an important publication on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Asia. It is the culmination of the work of a diverse range of legal professionals, including ASEAN lawyers.
43. These examples of regional collaboration remind us of our potential for growth when we work together.
44. Looking ahead, a legal fraternity committed to unlocking regional opportunities will facilitate further economic integration and development in ASEAN.”
The above paragraph is from the Keynote Address delivered by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at the 13th ASEAN Law Association General Assembly and The ASEAN Law Conference on 26 July 2018, 9.40am at Raffles City Convention Centre. Click here for the full transcript.