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The Internationalization of the Practice of Law New ed

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ISBN13: 9789041116208
ISBN: 9041116206
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £222.00



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This volume brings together the results of an international research project co-ordinated by Jens Drolshammer and Michael Pfeifer. The editors, both of whom are attorneys and permanent adjunct professors at law schools, invited a number of representatives of the legal profession and some experienced law professors to share their views on the ongoing internationalization of the legal profession and what it means for the education and practice of law in the 21st century.;The contributions cover the topic from many different angles: managing an international law firm; different approaches in Europe and the USA; collaboration and strategic alliances between firms from different countries and legal systems; the legal profession in Japan and China; developments in international arbitration and mediation; the perspective of in-house legal counsel; the perspective of management and consultants; multidisciplinary practice; repercussions on education in law schools and in continuing education programmes; the benefit of having a diverse group of attorneys in a firm and the problems this may entail; and, of course, the impact of electronic media on the profession. The internationalization of the legal profession raises many questions: The changes we experience or foresee, are they for the better? Are they for the benefit of the clients and their business? Or for the benefit of the lawyers? Or of society, the law, the international community as a whole? Are they inevitable? And what may need to be done in order to secure a fair distribution of the benefits and a safe check against the perils?;The essays in this book will not provide all the answers but they are sure to stimulate a debate and a more critical and proactive approach to a process that needs to be managed and not just endured.

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Contents:
Foreword; K. Bohlhoff. Foreword; L. Cutler.
1. Introduction: On the Way to a globalized practice of Law?!; M. Pfeifer, J. Drolshammer.
2. The Impact of Globalization on the Legal Profession; D.F. Vagts.
3. Why Global Law Firms should care about Diversity: Five Lessons from the American Experience; D. Wilkins.
4. Globalization and Future of the Courts of Arbitration; R. Briner.
5. Globalization and Future of the International Practice of Law from a General Counsel's Perspective of a Multinational Enterprise -- a Navigator of Management and Steward of the `Future of Law'?; M.U. Diethelm.
6. International Lawyers and Uniform Law; H. Van Houtte, P. Wautelet.
7. The Future of Global Law Practice is here: National and Regional Perspectives; S. Shetreet.
8. Globalization of Legal Services in China: Current Status and Future Directions; M. Moser.
9. Globalization and Future of the International Practice of Law from a European Perspective; W.J.L. Calkoen.
10. The Changing of Landscape of International Practice of Law in Japan; Y. Nagashima.
11. Strategic Alliance Mediation Creating Value from Difference and Discord in Global Business; J. Gresser.
12. Globalization and the Future of International Law Firms: The Perspective of a Management Consultant; A. Hodgart.
13. Managing the International Law Firm: Nuisance or Necessity?; G. Muller-Stewens, J. Drolshammer.
14. The Education and Training of a New International Lawyer; P.L. Murray, J. Drolshammer.
15. The Globalization of Legal Education in the US; T.M. Fine.
16. International Lawyer: Towards Conceptualization of the Changing World and Practice; O. Korhonen.
17. The International Lawyer between Globalization and Postmodernity; A. Paulus.
18. The International Lawyer in Times of Cyberspace; V. Mayer-Schonberger.
19. Lawyering for Tomorrow: Technology and the Future of International Law Practice; M. Lauritsen.
20. Andersen Legal's approach to the new economy; A. Terol, et al.
21. The Future Debate on Multidisciplinary Practice in the United States; S.M. Cone III.
22. The Future Legal Structure of International Law Firms -- Is the Experience of the Big Five in Structuring Auditing and Consulting Organizations relevant?; J. Drolshammer.
23. The Big Five versus Big Law: Confrontational Rhetoric in the Service of Legitimating, Shifting Relationships between Business and Law; Y. Dezalay, B.G. Garth.