Background of Establishing the Association
The trend of economic globalization has been fierce, leading to the more frequent economic cooperation, as well as the more intense competition, among all countries. Facing the new situation of the co-existence of opportunities and challenges, the Chinese government has put forward the developing initiative of "the Belt and the Road", based on which the top leaders of both China and Germany have been frequently visiting each other, and jointly announced "Framework of Action for China-Germany Cooperation". The promotion of win-win cooperation between China and Germany, as well as that between Europe and Asia, has become the general trend today.
All forms of cooperation are restrained by strict laws and regulations. As the integration process of regional economy and world economy has become faster, people and enterprises' needs for legal service home and abroad would gradually grow, and internationalization and globalization, as well as the intense challenges, have necessarily required much more for lawyers. Foreign-related law service has become the stimulus to the development of lawyers, and Chinese-German Lawyer Association (Chinesisch-Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V.) has been, therefore, established under this background.
Jointly initiated by the lawyers from China and Germany and approved by the German government, Chinese-German Lawyer Association (Chinesisch-Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V in German, CDAV) was established and registered in Germany in 2017. It is a non-profitable association registered in local courts of German, providing globalized legal services with focus on sharing legal information and resources and promoting multi-lateral economic and trade cooperation.
Its headquarters is situated in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, and it is composed of individual members and group members, including practicing lawyers, legal experts and scholars, law firms in China, Germany and around the world. Its members include nearly 1,000 practicing lawyers and many well-known law firms from dozens of countries across the world. Most of its members have masters' degrees (or above) in law science, with background of studying and living overseas, high-level skills of using many foreign languages, and thoroughly understand the laws and regulations of all main countries in the world in the field of commerce.
The main purpose of Chinese-German Lawyer Association (CDAV) is to promote the normative development of law systems and legal construction in China, Germany and all countries to better offer legal services and guarantee to the political and commercial circles for their transnational business and international development.
By means of holding high-level academic exchange seminars and organizing training activities home and abroad for foreign-related lawyers across the world, the association aims to improve lawyers' abilities to serve in the fields of foreign-related litigation and international non-litigation-related business; The association holds frontier academic communication activities with many well-known legal professionals and scholars attending, aiming to promote the development of legal theories; The association organizes bilateral or multi-lateral commercial, economic and trade communication activities to share the information resources of international economic cooperation to promote the development of world economy; The association holds symposiums discussing hot legal issues across the globe to offer legal support to solve international disputes, as well as economic trade frictions; The association offers services of international business promotion, and foreign-related legal case cooperation to lawyers, as well as multi-layered, multi-field, and diversified value-added services, etc., to give full play to the role of legal practitioners and relevant associations in international law, promote the development of foreign-related law services, and make contribution in constructing the legal system under the background of Europe-Asia economic cooperation and economic globalization.