Lawyers as Sanctifiers: The Role of Elite Law Firms in International Business Transactions

33 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2006 Last revised: 22 Nov 2015

John Flood

Griffith University Law School; University of Westminster School of Law; University College London

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

International large law firms are vital to the globalization of business transactions. Their role is generally ignored however. This paper analyzes their role using a theoretical gloss derived from Luhmann and the Jesuits. Various examples of transactional work are presented to illustrate the sanctification role.

Keywords: lawyers, law firms, legal profession, globalization, jesuits, international business

JEL Classification: J44, K33, L14

Suggested Citation

Flood, John, Lawyers as Sanctifiers: The Role of Elite Law Firms in International Business Transactions (2007). Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949553

John A. Flood (Contact Author)

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