Greater Bay Area: The next world-class hub for innovation, technology and services

The vision for the Greater Bay Area ("the GBA") is ambitious: to create a vast urban and economic corridor connecting the delta of the Pearl River including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and the nine most developed cities (including the mega cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen) in the adjacent Guangdong province.

The GBA is set to become a world-class mecca for innovation and technology, rivalling other bay areas including San Francisco, Tokyo and New York . and a hub for trade and investment. The GBA is emerging as a useful framework for foreign companies seeking to refresh their existing China market strategies. The scale and pace of growth in the GBA is unprecedented. With an expected GDP of US$4.6 trillion by 2030 there are significant opportunities for business across a range of sectors such as technology, infrastructure, manufacturing, real estate, smart cities, tourism, financial and professional services, health and many others. Are you positioned to take advantage?

We have an expert team based in the region who will bring you news and insights on:

  • -  The key opportunities for businesses in the GBA
  • -  Challenges you may face as your business enters the GBA
  • -  Achieving competitive advantage in the GBA
  • -  And much more.

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Latest update

KWM has been recognised for unique Greater Bay Area Initiative in capital markets at the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards.

Insights and opportunities

Our experts share their insights and projections for the future of the Greater Bay Area

Drafting a Dispute Resolution Clause? Hong Kong's unique advantages.

As a hotspot for global investments, Hong Kong is the ideal seat of arbitration for cross-border deals involving Mainland Chinese parties.

Framework for the Wealth Management Connect announced

The HKMA issues good practices in anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism control measures on remote customer onboarding initiatives.

Opportunities for financial institutions


Read on for the key takeaways from the Greater Bay Area blueprint for financial institutions.

Law and Practice in the Greater Bay Area I


We offer in-depth analysis on the laws and policies, and solutions in the development of the GBA for the benefit of our readers and clients.

Hong Kong-Mainland ETF cross-listing


We sum up the SFC's latest scheme to allow the cross-listing of two ETFs in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Developments in the aviation industry in the Greater Bay Area

Focusing on the aviation sector, we recap the Feb 2019 Outline Development Plan for the Greater Bay Area and identify new opportunities.

A new blueprint for growth



Our experts analyse the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Law and Practice in the Greater Bay Area II

We provide thorough interpretation of the legislation and policies concerning the GBA, with an in-depth analysis of selected typical cases in various areas.

Developments for Hong Kong insurance linked securities

We examine the new regulatory regime for insurance linked securities in Hong Kong.


New plans to support the development of the Greater Bay Area unveiled

Read on for a summary on China's latest plan for the Greater Bay Area.


No longer just a slogan: The Greater Bay Area takes shape

We sum up the potential benefits and opportunities brought by China's Greater Bay Area initiative.

Social infrastructure - the next opportunity in the GBA

The new social infrastructure in the GBA can potentially benefit parties like developers, EPC contractors, operators and maintenance contractors.

News from the GBA

The latest developments from the Greater Bay Area

KWM advises on the Greater Bay Area Homeland Development Fund

The fund will make investments in high-tech industries within the GBA to promote innovative tech start-ups and to help companies export products to overseas markets.

China Hong Kong SAR named as preferred GBA arbitration venue

The new 2018 Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre rules set to enhance Hong Kong’s role as preferred arbitration venue on the Belt and Road and in the Greater Bay Area.

Meet the Greater Bay Area team

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