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The Public International Law of Trade in Legal Services

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Part of Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law

  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108423526

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  • This book examines the international legal regime covering trade in legal services. While legal services are a vital component of the economies of many developed and emerging countries, they remain poorly liberalized with numerous restrictions undermining market access for foreign suppliers. Although some modern bilateral and regional trade agreements have begun to address barriers to trade in legal services, few go beyond the basic commitments of non-discrimination and transparency contained in the WTO GATS. This book approaches the pressing need to open the global market for trade in legal services across the four modes of supply: cross border, consumption abroad, commercial presence and temporary movement of natural persons. It considers changes under way within the legal profession brought about by alternative business structures and technology. Both underscore the importance of reconceptualizing trade in legal services as one that should be as open as possible with a view to maximizing competition while safeguarding the needs of clients.

    • Addresses an under-explored area of international trade law that will help policy makers and treaty negotiators consider legal services in future arrangements
    • Explores changes in the legal profession and highlights the need to reconsider the way in which legal services are regulated in many countries
    • Examines major treaties which regulate how legal services are delivered across international borders and as such will have a global appeal
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108423526
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the globalization and regulation of legal services
    2. The international legal framework governing trade in legal services
    3. Import restrictions on trade in legal services: cross border supply
    4. Consumption abroad and export restrictions on trade in legal services
    5. Import restrictions on trade in legal services: commercial presence
    6. Import restrictions on trade in legal services: movement of natural persons
    7. Domestic regulation and mutual recognition of legal services
    8. Conclusions and recommendations: towards a global future for legal services.

  • Author

    David Collins, City, University of London
    David Collins is Professor of International Economic Law at City, University of London. He has authored more than fifty articles and books and has been a visiting fellow at academic institutions around the world including Georgetown, Columbia, Hong Kong, Sydney and Berkeley. His research has attracted funding from the British Academy, the Society of Legal Scholars and the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK. He has advised the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Bar Association and is a former winner of the LCIA's Gillis Wetter Memorial Prize. David is admitted to practice law in the UK, Ontario and New York. In 2018 he was appointed to the Roster of Panellists for NAFTA Chapter 19 arbitrations.

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