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The Shanghai Bar Association and the International Law Section Signed a Memorandum of Understanding

shanghai_barThe Shanghai Bar Association and the International Law Section signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Miami that will begin a relationship between the two bars fostering the mutual education, exchange of attorneys, and legal comparative study of the two systems of law. The Chinese delegation was headed by David Yu, right, president of the Shanghai Bar, who made the trip to Miami with five other Chinese attorneys to sign the agreement. “This historic agreement will usher in an age of cooperation between the lawyers of Shanghai and Florida, one that will not only improve Florida attorneys’ understanding of Chinese law, but also make Florida the state for China to do business in when dealing with the Western Hemisphere,” said Eduardo Palmer, left, chair of the International Law Section. The agreement was the culmination of two years of negotiations by Florida attorney Mark Weiner. Weiner attended the East China Institute of Political Science and Law in Shanghai and has assisted the Shanghai government implement other public projects between the Shanghai government and the state of Florida. The ILS will host young lawyers from Shanghai, as will Shanghai firms of lawyers from Florida. The two bars will organize seminars to further the learning of each others laws and procedures. Delegations also will be visiting each others law firms to further the cooperation and education of both members of their respective bars.