International Trade in Legal Services: Regulation of Lawyers and Firms in Global Practice
International Trade in Legal Services is a comprehensive guide to launching or expanding a successful legal practice in foreign markets. Written by the world-renowned international law expert Sydney M. Cone of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton this incomparable practice tool offers the expert advice and jurisdiction-specific information you need to mine your foreign practice opportunities to the fullest. Whether you are just planning your entry into a new jurisdiction or seeking to expand your current foreign office, you'll find this reference essential reading. The book distills the expert insights and masterful strategies developed by Cone and his partners over four decades of practice at a premier international law firm. In Part I, you gain an in-depth, practical working overview of the major players, markets, and multilateral rules governing foreign practice. You'll see how GATS works, how the rules have evolved, and what their practical implications are for the foreign lawyer.
Parts II, HI, and IV examine in detail the major legal centers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia respectively, providing specific, step-by-step guidance to the applicable rules, regulations, pitfalls, and opportunities.