France is a semi-presidential republic with the sixth largest economy in the World. It is also a founding member of the European Union. France is home to 51.800 lawyers and has a sophisticated legal services market mainly centred in Paris and its region.
France has adopted a new regulation on ‘Foreign Legal Consultant status – Art 109 ’ (based on the EU - South Korea WTO bilateral Agreement).
The Law Society, the Conseil national des barreaux (CNB), and the Paris Bar jointly organised a seminar on 11 April. The event was a great opportunity to discuss issues that affect the future of the legal profession in France and the UK, and compare how pracitioners in both jurisdictions use opportunities and tackle challenges.
The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics: Proposed European Convention on the profession of lawyer
Use the European e-justice portal to find or identify lawyers from the EU and the EEA
An overview of the UK legal service sector in the current European market place and potential changes post-Brexit
The Law Society attended a roundtable event at the French Ambassador’s Residence in London on 15 April 2019
Join us for a seminar for an update on Brexit and Business and Human Rights
Did you miss the seminar on 5 April? Read our summary.