Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1155048
 
 

Citations (4)



 
 

Footnotes (101)



 


 



Global Law Firms: Globalization and Organizational Spaces of Cross-Border Legal Work


Jonathan Beaverstock


Loughborough University - Department of Geography

Daniel Muzio


University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Peter J. Taylor


Loughborough University

James Faulconbridge


Lancaster University


Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 455-488, 2008

Abstract:     
It is now widely accepted that the global law firm has arrived and is a central actor in the global economy. In this paper we seek to unravel the complexities of: (a) the factors driving the presence and absence of global law firms in different cities; and (b) the way that law firms have been reconfigured to operate as spatially integrated organizations present in cities as far a part as New York and Tokyo and London and Hong Kong. As we show, the decision 'to be there' (or not) and the intricacies of operating as a global organization are both issues that have unique peculiarities when examined in relation to law firms. Yet to date limited attention has been paid to these organizational peculiarities despite the fact that the effective organization of global firms is essential to deal with regulatory challenges and to allow transnational lawyering, the opening up of cross-border business opportunities and ultimately the diffusion of Anglo-America styles of legal service.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 53

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: July 4, 2008  

Suggested Citation

Beaverstock, Jonathan and Muzio, Daniel and Taylor, Peter J. and Faulconbridge, James, Global Law Firms: Globalization and Organizational Spaces of Cross-Border Legal Work. Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 455-488, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1155048

Contact Information

Jonathan Beaverstock
Loughborough University - Department of Geography ( email )
Ashby Road
Nottingham NG1 4BU
United Kingdom
Daniel Muzio
University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School (LUBS) ( email )
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Peter J. Taylor
Loughborough University ( email )
Ashby Road
Nottingham NG1 4BU
United Kingdom
James Faulconbridge (Contact Author)
Lancaster University ( email )
Lancaster LA1 4YX
United Kingdom
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,181
Downloads: 226
Download Rank: 76,666
Citations:  4
Footnotes:  101

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo8 in 0.344 seconds