The World Bank’s annual Doing Business survey offers lawyers the opportunity to use their expertise to improve business environments worldwide.

The Law Society is a global contributor to the project and we are looking for solicitors and international lawyers in the following practice areas to get involved:

  • corporate
  • employment
  • commercial litigation
  • bankruptcy
  • real estate

Why get involved?

The project is an opportunity to use your expertise to improve business environments worldwide. It will allow you and your firm to establish contacts with the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation plus join a network of over 8000 professionals across the world. The project is open to commercial lawyers, notaries, judges, architects, trade logistics specialists, and accountants.

About the Doing Business report

Doing Business researches business laws and regulations in over 189 countries to provide an objective basis for understanding and improving the regulatory environment for business. The results of the research are presented in the annual Doing Business report, which is currently the best-selling World Bank publication. The high-profile publication is at the forefront of the bank’s efforts to promote efficient and effective business reform.

How does it work?

Contributors complete short online surveys based on their sector and jurisdiction of expertise. Participants are asked to confirm or correct last year’s data and to indicate where, if any, reforms have taken place.

In exchange for your invaluable contribution, your name and your firm’s name will be mentioned in the report and listed on the World Bank Doing Business website. You will also receive a complimentary copy of the report.

How to get involved

You can complete online questionnaires or submit Word copies direct to the World Bank, please indicate that you are a member of the Law Society or our International Division.

See the Doing Business website for full details:

Deadline to respond: 2 May 2016.

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