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The Law Society contributes to World Bank Doing Business report 2017

The Law Society is once again a ‘global contributor’ to the World Bank’s flagship Doing Business report.

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Nominations extended for the Africa Law Digest Africa Awards 2016

The Law Digest Africa Awards take place in Lagos on 4 November 2016 with the window for nominations of all categories now extended until 30 June 2016. Get yours in now.

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2017 Commonwealth Law Conference programme now available

The biannual Commonwealth Law Conference (CLC) is taking place between 20-24 March 2017 in Melbourne. The theme of the 2017 conference, “Thriving in a global world: building on the rule of law” presents a unique canvass to consider legal issues in our globalised world that both innovate and challenge lawyers practising today. The conference sessions will focus on current trends in Corporate & Commercial law; the legal profession; the rule of law, ...

All Africa and the Middle East

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Excellence in International Legal Services

The Kazakh law firm Centil Law Firm (former Colibri) won the Excellence in International Legal Services. The Kenyan law firm Anjarwalla & Khanna received a higly commended recognition in the same category. 

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The British-Ukrainian Law Association and Gowlings WLG are hosting a roundtable on 8 November

The discussion will focus on the need to disclose significant beneficial ownership interests on a PSC Register for UK firms


Join the Law Society's trip to China to explore 'Belt and Road' opportunities, 24-26 November

We invite members to register interest in joining a UK delegation to participate in two high-level events on the legal opportunities offered by China’s Belt & Road initiative in Beijing from 24-26 November. 

The Delegation Meets Justice Blair at the Rolls Building.

Law Society welcomes Chinese business delegation to London

On 5 October the Law Society hosted a delegation of commercially focused lawyers from China as major firm Allbright looks to move into London.

All North Asia and the Pacific


Law Society welcomes Latin American delegation to London

On Wednesday 5th October, The Law Society welcomed a delegation of lawyers from Latin America to participate in a series of discussions on some of the key developments affecting trade and investment with the region.

All Americas and Caribbean

BLS Gateway to India

Join the Birmingham Law Society for a free Gateway to India event, 4 November

By David Kirton

India legal experts will discuss the vast opportunitiesIndia holds for English and Welsh law firms and for British investors.

Join a free interactive session on legal business trends and developments in India, 28 October

By David Kirton

The Law Society and Legal League Consulting invite you to discuss the new challenges and opportunities offered by Indian’s economic development.

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 2016.

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