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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 without borders

From 12 to 14 November, the Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales in partnership with the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the Anglo-Russian Law Association, and the British Russian Law Association organised the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London.

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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

Vice President Christina Blacklaws talking to attendees of the UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

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

The Law Society issues letter to the Prosecutor General of Russia conerning the lawyer Lyudmila Aleksandrova

18 December 2018

The letter can be found on the right hand-side of this webpage. 

The Law Society issues letter to the Saudi Arabian Authorities concerning the detention of Women's Rights Defender

6 December 2018

The Law Society sent a letter to authorities in Saudi Arabia regarding the harassment and incommunicado detention of women’s rights defender Samar Badawi

The Law Society and Transparency International joined forces to highlight the role of lawyers and judges in tackling corruption to help build peace in a turbulent world

19 November 2018

This year’s Geneva Peace Week (5-9 November 2018) focused on the urgency of finding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history, and the needs for future peacebuilding practice. More than 65 events were organised by 120 partners over 5 days, which helped to maximise networking opportunities as well as creating synergies between the organisations and its participants.

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 ...

All International rule of law

Doing Legal Business in the Philippines

The Law Society of England and Wales is launching its Doing Legal Business guide for the Philippines. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on Wednesday 3 April from 1630 to 2000 to mark the event.

Developments in the ASEAN: our VP visits Cambodia and Thailand

By Catherine Brims

Our Vice President, Simon Davis, recently attended the annual LAWASIA Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and Thailand Arbitration Centre’s (THAC) Arbitration day in Bangkok, Thailand, to explore our relationship with the ASEAN.

All South Asia and the ASEAN

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Click on the link below to see a list of the International department's activities for 2018.

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