eBRAM and the Department of Justice enters a public-private partnership for the development of Legal Cloud

22 December 2021

(Hong Kong, 22 December 2021) eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (“eBRAM”) is pleased to announce the signing of the memorandum of understanding (“MoU”) with the Department of Justice on 22 December 2021.   Pursuant to the MoU, eBRAM will provide the local legal and dispute resolution communities with highly secured data storage services through the legal cloud platform, enabling users to enhance their capability in harnessing modern technologies.

The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, remarked that the MoU signing affirmed both organisations’ commitment to developing the Hong Kong Legal Cloud and consolidating Hong Kong’s role as a leading LawTech hub globally. She is confident that the concerned services would benefit the legal sector, especially the small- and medium-sized law firms, to help them seize opportunities arising from the digital new normal.

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Dr Thomas So, Chairman of eBRAM, noted that “eBRAM is honored to participate in this public-private partnership and contribute to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as an international legal hub. This not only marks an important milestone in Hong Kong’s LawTech development but also serves as a catalyst for the local legal and dispute resolution professionals to leverage technologies to create agility.”

The pilot run of the Legal Cloud Services will be launched before the end of January 2022, whereas the production rollout will be in March 2022. In addition, eBRAM plans to introduce the APEC ODR platform, a dealing-making platform and more LawTech services in the coming year.

The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC (right), and the Chairman of the eBRAM, Dr Thomas So (left), sign a memorandum of understanding to engage eBRAM as a service provider of the Hong Kong Legal Cloud services. (From left) The Commissioner of the Inclusive Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Office of the Department of Justice, Dr James Ding; The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC; Chairman of eBRAM, Dr Thomas So; and the Chief Executive Officer of eBRAM, Ms Pui-ki Emmanuelle Ta, at the signing ceremony

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About eBRAM

eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (“eBRAM”) tasks itself to elevate Hong Kong’s arbitration and mediation services and build capacity to meet the rapidly expanding demand for online dispute resolution and deal-making services across the borders by utilising innovative technologies to enable the city to become a LawTech centre and hub for international business dispute avoidance and resolution, and collaborate with global organisations and participating economies such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Belt-and-Road countries and beyond.

eBRAM has developed its platform leveraging the latest technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and cloud. Cybersecurity and data privacy are our top priorities to protect information and communications processed via the eBRAM platform.

Media enquiries:
Ms Rachel So, Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: +852 9437 1646
Email: rachel.so@ebram.org

Ms Elaine Ching, Marketing Manager

Phone: +852 3792 0981
Email: elaine.ching@ebram.org

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