Joint Seminar “The Northern Metropolis Development Strategy – Vision and Actions”

13 June 2022

Seminar “The Northern Metropolis Development Strategy – Vision and Actions” jointly organised by HKICM, Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and successfully held at the Multi-purpose Hall, Zero Carbon Building, Kowloon Bay on 13 June 2022.

The Northern Metropolis Development Strategy was published together with the Policy Address 2021 on 6 October 2021. Commentaries regarded the Development Strategy as “ground-breaking” with its “Twin Cities, Three Circles” Hong Kong/Shenzhen cross-boundary spatial framework and “visionary” with its objective of making a complete innovation and technology industry eco-system which will become the second economic engine for Hong Kong.

Professor K.K. LING, SBS was invited as a speaker who made a fantastic presentation on the vision focusing on the proposed actions of the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy. This is too important a strategic project for Hong Kong that would forge a cross-boundary spatial framework to foster Hong Kong and Shenzhen integration, and to create spatial opportunities for the making of a complete innovation and technology industry eco-system for Hong Kong by developing Hung Shui Kiu / Lau Fau Shan area as a modern service industry centre, making the San Tin Technopole as Hong Kong’s Silicon Valley, and creating possibilities for advanced manufacturing development at Heung Yuen Wai area, followed by a Q&A session.

HKICM President Conrad FUNG, HKIA Vice President Thomas CHEUNG and CIOB Chair H.F. WONG jointly presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Professor K.K. LING, SBS. They together with HKICM Immediate Past President Tony ZA, Vice President Billy LEE, Terence MANG and Dick LI, Honorary Secretary Simon LEUNG and Ricky LI and Honorary Treasurer Perry LO, Council and Co-opted members took a group photo.

Important Notes:

  1. This is an online pre-registration only and the seat reserved will only be confirmed by an e-mail sent to the successful registrant in due course upon receipt of the registration fee.
  2. The talk will be conducted online via Zoom. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the meeting ID in due course to the online event . 
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Mr. Damon So

Partner in the Construction and Engineering Practice of the Hong Kong office of international law firm Hogan Lovells

– One of the few lawyers listed in the “Hall of Fame” (for Construction) of Legal 500, a leading legal directory in Hong Kong and recognised as a leading individual in various
authoritative legal directories.

– Qualified as a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer

– Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE) (Civil & Structural disciplines)

– Qualified as a solicitor

– Has undertaken a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious construction legal work in respect of both building and civil projects

– Including both pursuing and defending a number of professional negligence claims

– Acts as an arbitrator and has had substantial experience in other dispute resolution procedures including mediation

– HKMAAL Accredited Mediator and a Panel Mediator of HKIAC

– Has also spoken widely on topics relating to arbitration and construction legal issues. 

Dr Daron Leung

Dr. Daron LEUNG, Vice President of The Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety & Health Association, Immediate Past President of The Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health  Association, Principal Consultant of Occupational Safety & Health & Environmental Consulting Associate Ltd.

Mr Joseph Chung

Joseph Chung is a Solicitor Advocate. He is also a registered foreign lawyer of the
Singapore International Commercial Court. He was previously a Barrister until he became a Solicitor in 2001. He is also a fellow member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Joseph has extensive experience in all aspects of construction in both private and public sector work, advising developers, contractors, consultants and banks.

Over the years in his practice as a lawyer, he has been involved in many high profile construction projects, including the Hong Kong airport core project, the Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhui Bridge. He was involved in the Commission of Inquiry into Excess Lead found in Drinking Water in 2015/2016. He is recommended in the area of construction in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014 – 2021 editions) and acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in the area of construction in Chambers Asia Pacific (2014 – 2021 editions) and the exclusive winner of the “Construction” category in Hong Kong by the Client Choice Awards 2018 & 2021. He is also recognised as a Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer (2020 – 2021) and a Leading Front End Construction, Infrastructure & Projects Lawyer (2020) by Doyle’s Guide Hong Kong.

Joseph is the co-author of the Hong Kong version of one of the leading UK construction text “Emden’s Construction Law in Hong Kong”.