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Welcome to the International Department - providing practical support, training, information and advice to law firms and legal professionals working abroad, or exploring international opportunities.


Russian Law Week 2018: Legal Dialogue Без границ

Following the success of the fourth Russian Law Week conference in London and English Law Week 2017 in Moscow and St Petersburg,  the Law Society and the Bar Council are organising the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London from 12 to 14 November 2018. 

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Russian Law Week: The Newest Tradition for English and Russian Lawyers

Russian Law Week provides a unique opportunity to English solicitors and barristers to obtain a true insight and to get answers from top professionals to all the questions about Russian law that they always wanted to ask. Read about the views and experiences of Artem Doudko, a Partner in the International Arbitration Group at Osborne Clarke and head of the firm’s Russia and CIS Disputes practice, and the tradition of Russian Law Week.

All in CIS

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Legal Life for a Chinese firm in... London

Yuhua Yang, Partner at Llinks London office tells us what it’s like working for a Chinese firm in London

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Vice President gives speech at the 2nd UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

Christina Blacklaws comments on our collaboration with China and rule of law in the digital age

All North Asia and the Pacific

All China Lawyer’s Association delegation

12 November 2018

On Monday 12 November, the Law Society welcomed a Chinese delegation from the All China Lawyer’s Association who are currently undertaking International Arbitration Training at the University of Law. This was an excellent opportunity to share the Society’s domestic and global public interest mandate and the work of the International Team, including its international rule of law programmes. During their visit, delegates were given a brief overview about the work of the Law Society and ...

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Ugandan delegation visits the Law Society to exchange views on Diversity and Inclusion and on the Rule of Law

5 November 2018

On 29 October 2018, the Law Society welcomed a delegation from Uganda at the Law Society as part of a study visit of England and Wales.

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Invitation: The Law Society and Transparency International join forces to highlight the role of judges and lawyers in tackling corruption and building peaceful societies

1 November 2018

The Law Society and Transparency International are organising an event to take place during Geneva Peace Week to discuss how the judicial system and legal profession can tackle corruption and in turn become strong catalysts for building peaceful societies.

Concern over the criminalization of human rights defenders in Honduras

27 April 2018

The Law Society sent an intervention letter to raise concern over various cases of threats, criminalization, harrassment and murder of human rights defenders in Honduras. 

Trial of the murder of the human rights lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar

18 April 2018

The Law Society sent an intervention letter on the case of the murder of the Burmese human rights lawyer U Ko Ni. 

All International rule of law

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English Law Week - join us in Mexico City from 3-5 September

The Law Society, in partnership with the Bar Council, Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britian (MexCC), Barra Mexicana, ANADE, and INCAM are organising an English Law Week in Mexico City, 3-5 September 2018.

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FinTech, tequila, and ethics, all at the first English Law Week in Mexico: Adam Beach CMS guest blog

English Law Week in Mexico: Read what Adam Beach from CMS, one of the solicitor delegates, had to say about the 3 day event below.

All in Americas and Carribean

Exciting consultancy opportunities with the Vietnam Supreme People’s Court

The Viet Nam Supreme People’s Court is looking for two international experts for their workshops on the Convention on International Sales of Goods (CISG) and State-Investor Dispute Settlement (ISDS).

Join our trade mission to Malaysia in Summer 2019

We are seeking expressions of interest from small to medium sized firms considering expanding their businesses into Malaysia.

All South Asia and the ASEAN

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The International Division is our exclusive membership service which provides law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the contacts, tools, profile and latest market intelligence to develop international links and thrive in the global marketplace.

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