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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.

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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.


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 in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association, and the Anglo-Russian Law Association are organising the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London from 12 to 14 November 2018.  Russian ...

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

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

12 October 2018

The Law Society 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.

Launch of ILAC Guatemala Judicial Assessment Report

12 October 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.

Violations of rights of human rights lawyers in China

10 May 2018

The Law Society sent an intervention letter to Chiense authorities to raise concern over various cases concerning human rights lawyers in China. 

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Final Evaluation Report, presented in Astana, of the Law Society’s Kazakh Judicial Training Programme

16 March 2018

From 5-8 December 2017, Sir William Blair joined a small delegation from the Law Society and City Law School to present the final evaluation report of the judicial training programme for Supreme Court judges and senior clerks from Kazakhstan. This trip was undertaken under the auspices of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan and kindly hosted by Madiyar Balken, a Supreme Court judge.


HeforShe: Are we ready to change the narrative?

26 February 2018

On 21 February 2018, the Law Society’s Vice-President Christina Blacklaws and International Programmes Manager Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, attended the #HeforShe* seminar organised by UN Women and hosted by Linklaters. The purpose of this session was to discuss how to change the narrative between men and women and to find ways of taking action to create a more equal world.

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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The First English Law Week in Mexico

The Law Society, in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales, Barra Mexicana, ANADE, INCAM, with support of the British Embassy in Mexico, organised the first ever English Law Week in Mexico City, Mexico (3 - 5 September 2018). 

All in Americas and Carribean

Exciting consultancy opportunities with the Viet Nam 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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Click on the link below to see a list of the International department's activities for 2018.

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