CALCC is a non-governmental organization registered as per approval of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, with the China Law Society as its professional regulator.

CALCC had set up its headquaters in Haikou and Sanya, Hainan Province on March 26,2012 and over the years it has also set up its domestic and overseas branches in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

CALCC strive to promote international cooperation and exchange, the Center makes unwavering efforts in building an integrated international service network that caters to the entire ASEAN region and to create a No.1 Brand of China-ASEAN legal services.

The center links the attention and expectation of both the legal profession and business community of China and ASEAN countries. It dedicated to becoming the key platform for communication, cooperation expansion, mutual development between China and ASEAN and the information hub of China-ASEAN Maritime Silk Road in the 21st century.

CALCC is a non-governmental organization registered as per approval of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, with the China Law Society as its professional regulator.

CALCC had set up its headquaters in Haikou and Sanya, Hainan Province on March 26,2012 and over the years it has also set up its domestic and overseas branches in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

CALCC strive to promote international cooperation and exchange, the Center makes unwavering efforts in building an integrated international service network that caters to the entire ASEAN region and to create a No.1 Brand of China-ASEAN legal services.

The center links the attention and expectation of both the legal profession and business community of China and ASEAN countries. It dedicated to becoming the key platform for communication, cooperation expansion, mutual development between China and ASEAN and the information hub of China-ASEAN Maritime Silk Road in the 21st century.

The China-ASEAN Legal Cooperation Center (CALCC) Malaysia

The China-ASEAN Legal Cooperation Center (CALCC) Malaysia

The China-ASEAN Legal Cooperation Center (CALCC) Malaysia

The Malaysian Chapter

CALCC Malaysia is perhaps one of the most active branches of the CALCC. Its office is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With a full-fledged committee helmed by members of the CALCC comprised of lawyers from various states in Malaysia, CALCC Malaysia has been instrumental in leading the mission and objectives of the CALCC in promoting Malaysia as a legal-hub for ASEAN and Malaysian lawyers in China and ASEAN.

Key initiatives:

  • Forging a close working relationship with the Bar Council Malaysia:
  • Working relationship with the University of Malaya (exchange students)
  • Cooperation with the Inns of Court Malaysia
  • Cooperation with the ASEAN Law Association
  • Cooperation with AIAC
  • Cooperation with AIADR
  • Cooperation with JustLaw, Guangxi

CALCC Malaysia is led by its President, Dato’ Ricky Tan who is catalytic in pushing the CALCC agenda in Malaysia and instrumental in sharing the initiatives with fellow lawyers in Malaysia.

The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA)

The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) was officially launched on 01st January 2010 as a free trade zone between China and ASEAN countries comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. This is a significant two billion population market which makes up of one-quarter of the world’s population.

China is the biggest trading partner with ASEAN, and ASEAN is the third largest trading partner of China and an important market of foreign investment and contracting projects for Chinese enterprises. The trade and investment between China and ASEAN have grown continuously since the founding of CAFTA with a higher growth than the average growth of China’s Foreign Trade and is expected to reach one trillion dollars in 2020.

Background

The establishment of the Huanyu China-ASEAN Legal Cooperation Center (CALCC) was made after the initial proposal by the China Law Society (CLS) during the 5th China-ASEAN Forum on Legal Cooperation and Development in Kuala Lumpur on September 2011. This is in line with the purpose of the CAFTA.

With a mission to “Promote China-ASEAN economic and legal cooperation and improve multinational legal service quality”, 6 months after the proposal, the CALCC was officially set up on 26th March 2012 as a non-governmental organization registered with the approval of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The China Law Society is to serve as its professional regulator. CALCC’s main objectives are to provide legal cooperation and services between China and the ASEAN member states. This is achieved by:

  • Bridging the expectations of both the legal profession and business community of China and ASEAN countries. It serves as the key platform for communication, cooperation expansion, mutual development between China and ASEAN and the information hub of China-ASEAN Maritime Silk Road in the 21st century;
  • Taking advantage of the excellent transportation systems, geo-politics and favorable government policies of Hainan Island which serves as the headquarters of the CALCC, with two offices in Haikou and Sanya respectively. Hainan is the International Tourism Island and the largest special economic zone;
  • Setting up of various China domestic and ASEAN branches to act as conduits linking members. These branches comprise of legal think-tanks consisting law professors, legal elites, commerce chamber leaders, former senior government officials and famous entrepreneurs from both China and ASEAN member states.

CALCC is managed by a Secretariat with an Executive Department, International Liaison Department and Legal Affairs Department.

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