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The Role of Hong Kong Notaries Public in Helping Business and Citizens

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Event Details:

Speakers: Mr Samuel Li, Notary Public, Solicitor

Date: 27 June 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue: Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese (no simultaneous translation)

CPD Credit: 2 hours

Fee: HK$100-

About the Seminar:

Business is becoming global. The number of company documents for overseas use is increasing rapidly. Often these documents need to be witnessed or certified by Hong Kong Notaries Public.

Hong Kong Notaries Public belong to one of the 3 branches of the legal profession in Hong Kong. They witness, certify and authenticate documents going abroad to facilitate business globalisation.

As for local dimension, their notarial instruments now have evidential status here in Hong Kong Courts by virtue of the recent legislation of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance 2014. Hong Kong Notaries Public therefore play a role in the Administration of Justice.

In their professional or individual capacities, Accountants & Auditors may require notarial services. It is therefore desirable for them to know this topic.

In this presentation, the speaker will explain the above and demonstrate notarial services using real life examples, including those relevant to Accountants & Auditors.


1. Hong Kong Notaries Public


-Governing Legislation

-Governing Body

-Duties & Functions

2. Hong Kong Notarial Services

-Why Business and Citizens Require?

-What Benefits Business and Citizens Acquire?

3. Hong Kong as a Popular Place for Notary Services




4. Peculiarities of Hong Kong Notarial Services


-Citizens' Expectation & Ways of Thinking

5. Hong Kong Notarial Services

-Popular Destinations in Past 2 Years

-Popular Sources of Work in Past 2 Years

6. Common Daily Notarial Work



-Accountants & Auditors

7. Demonstration of Notarial Services

-By Categories

-By One’s Life Time Line

About the Speaker:

Mr Samuel Li, Notary Public, Solicitor

Mr Samuel Li is the Sole Proprietor of Samuel Li & Co., Solicitors & Notaries. He qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1983. He passed the Notarial Examination in 1995 and was admitted as a Hong Kong Notary Public.

Samuel now focuses on notarial practices. In the preceding 20+ years as a Hong Kong Notary Public, he has an excellent track record in providing notarial services to clients including overseas government, and world's leading brand companies. More than 60 countries and regions on world's 5 continents have accepted Samuel's notarised documents.

Samuel has received 14 Pro Bono Legal Services Awards & Professional Volunteer Service Awards respectively from the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR, The Law Society of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Council of Volunteering in recognition of his promoting legal knowledge and professional volunteering services to the public. In 2014, Samuel was nominated by the Hong Kong Law Society to participate in the Second Leadership Bauhinia Volunteer Award competition organized by the Agency for Volunteer Service.

CPD Hours:

Completed CPD hours will be granted to attendees who have attended a full session of seminar. For those who have not attended full session, the number of CPD hours will be discounted accordingly. For the exact recognition of the CPD hours, please check with the respective Institute or Association.

Bad Weather Arrangement:

This event may be cancelled or re-scheduled when typhoon no.8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted. Please refer to our website for the arrangement.


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