Transnational Legal Practice 2006-2007

International Lawyer, Vol. 42, p. 833, 2008

Penn State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2-2010

30 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last revised: 5 May 2015

Laurel S. Terry

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law

Carole Silver

Northwestern University School of Law

Ellyn S. Rosen

American Bar Association

Carol A. Needham

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Robert Lutz

Southwestern Law School

Peter D. Ehrenhaft

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 8, 2008

Abstract

This article reviews developments in transnational legal practice during 2006 and 2007, including international developments, U.S. developments and regional developments in Australia and Europe. The primary focus of the international developments section is the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This article discusses GATS Track 1 Activities related to legal services, including the Legal Services Collective Requests and issues related to GATS Track 2 and the potential development of GATS disciplines. This section also surveys GATS-related initiatives of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association and U.S. implementation of foreign lawyer multi-jurisdictional practice rules. In other areas, the international developments section addresses the development of a code of conduct for defense counsel practicing before the International Criminal Court and developments in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). With respect to U.S. transnational legal practice developments, the article reviews U.S. bilateral free trade initiatives, lawyer discipline cooperation initiatives and significant litigation. The regional developments section documents the emergence in Australia of the first publicly-traded law firm and Australia's efforts to promote greater multijurisdictional practice for Australian lawyers in the U.S. This section also reviews various European developments, including European competition law initiatives, the Akzo Nobel case currently pending before the European Court of Justice, and developments related to the free movement of lawyers, codes of conduct, money laundering and lawyer education.

Keywords: legal services, GATS, Akzo Nobel, ABA, legal education

JEL Classification: K33, l84, K10, 120, F01, L8, N70

Suggested Citation

Terry, Laurel S. and Silver, Carole and Rosen, Ellyn S. and Needham, Carol A. and Lutz, Robert and Ehrenhaft, Peter D., Transnational Legal Practice 2006-2007 (September 8, 2008). International Lawyer, Vol. 42, p. 833, 2008; Penn State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2-2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1265120

Laurel S. Terry (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law ( email )

150 South College Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
United States

Carole Silver

Northwestern University School of Law ( email )

375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/profiles/CaroleSilver/

Ellyn S. Rosen

American Bar Association ( email )

321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
United States
(312) 988-5311 (Phone)

Carol A. Needham

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States
314 977 7104 (Phone)

Robert Lutz

Southwestern Law School ( email )

3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States

Peter D. Ehrenhaft

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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