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European Commission launches consulation on the internal market for services

The European Commission has launched a consultation on "Businesses' experience with the internal market for services".

The objective of the Commission is to gather feedback and evidence on the remaining obstacles to a fully functioning Single Market for services. The consultation targets all services companies which have a cross-border activity, have established a business in another Member State, have purchased cross-border services, or have tried to do so but have failed for different reasons. 

Legal life in...Talinn

ImageMaksim Greinoman, managing partner of Advokaadibüroo Greinoman & Co, discusses his legal life in Estonia and why being tech-savvy is a must!

Register for our training programme in English law in Almaty - Kazakhstan 3-4 November 2014

For the first time, the Law Society is bringing their International Lawyers Training Programme (ILTP) to Almaty on 3-4 November 2014 at the InteContinental hotel Almaty.

The Law Society's ILTP provides quality CPD accredited courses delivered by leading international trainers to qualified lawyers from all jurisdictions. You can register for the 2 day programme or for each day separately. Discounts are available for members of the International Division.

The course will be delivered by Michael Twomey, from Law2020, who has 20 years' experience in delivering corporate and commercial training courses to most of the leading firms in the UK and beyond.

Networking drinks: The Nordics, the Baltics and beyond at the Law Society on 23 September 2014

Join us for networking drinks at the Law Society on 23 September.

Seminar and reception: Doing legal business in the Nordics and Baltics - 23 September 2014

Register for a seminar on "Doing legal business in the Nordics and Baltics". Expert speakers from UKTI and lawyers with experience in the region will present the range of opportunities available for law firms in the region, and advice on how to best assist their clients looking to develop their business in the region.

Ukrainian advocates now eligible for QLTS

Advocates from Ukraine are now eligible to apply to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales through the ‘fast track’ Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).

Law Society doing legal business in Azerbaijan

From 28 April to 1 May 2014, the Law Society supported the launch of the British Azerbaijan Law Association (BALA) in Baku, Azerbaijan from 29-30 April.

The president made a keynote speech at BALA's conference Navigating the Legal Framework in the UK and Azerbaijan designed to highlight and promote the expertise of members and England and Wales as a jurisdiction of choice.

Asia House produces market reports on Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

Discover the latest opportunities for growing business in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan by downloading bespoke business reports produced by Asia House.

Employing expats - pitfalls to avoid

International Division member, CM Murray LLP identifies some of the key issues of cross border employment.  Bettina Bender is a partner specialising in employment law at this boutique employment law specialist firm. 

Case study of practical English contract law

What happens when a Russian company enters into a contract with a Singapore company subject to English law? This issue, amonst many others, will be covered by our expert trainers at our English law training programme in Moscow on 21-22 November.