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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 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

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Joint Letter issued to the Colombian President concering threats made to the lawyer Daniel Prado

4 December 2018

The Law Society of England & Wales, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers, the Bar Council of England & Wales, and the Bar Human Rights Committee express their concern about serious threats made against the lawyer Daniel Prado in Colombia

The Law Society hosts the London launch of ILAC’s Judicial Assessment Report on Guatemala

21 November 2018

On 6 November 2018, the Law Society hosted the London launch of the International Legal Assistance Consortium’s (ILAC) judicial assessment report on Guatemala. Over 30 people including solicitors, barristers, academics, law students, and INGOs attended this event.

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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.

Launch of ILAC Guatemala Judicial Assessment Report

1 November 2018

The Law Society of England and Wales is pleased to invite you to the launch of ILAC’s Guatemala Judicial Assessment Report, which will include an update and an exploration into the challenges and opportunities in the country.

All International rule of law

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 IPBA-THAC Arbitration day in Bangkok, Thailand, to explore our relationship with the ASEAN bloc.

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).

All South Asia and the ASEAN

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