Ms Rebecca Drake made "Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite" [fr]
Ms Rebecca Drake, Director of the Department of MLA Unit, has been bestowed upon Knight of "l’Ordre National du Mérite” by the Consul of France in Hong Kong and Macau, Mr. Eric Berti, at the Residence of France on June 27, 2017.
Ms Rebecca Drake has been providing a strong and unconditional support to France in the public service mission she conducts at the Department of Justice, in particular for the benefit of French victims who need assistance in a total different legal context.
In 1998, she entered the Office of Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Unit of the International Law Division of the Department of Justice. She was responsible for the implementation of the international judicial cooperation, dealing with many cases involving French citizens or companies. She contributed to the preparation and the implementation of the mutual legal assistance agreement between France and Hong Kong, which entered into force in September 1998.
In 2006, Mrs Rebecca Drake was appointed Director of the MLA Unit, and as such, she became a privileged partner of the Consulate General of France and the pivot of the judicial cooperation between France and Hong Kong. The award is a recognition of Ms Rebecca Drake’s commitment to the French community in Hong Kong.