In this session, we will consider the burning questions that arise both before and after foreign law firms are permitted establish a presence in a newly open jurisdiction.
Starting from the example of our host country, South Korea, we will look around the world at how the presence of foreign law firms can impact on a local legal market. We will consider how market opening has affected clients, the local profession, the local justice system and the bar, as well as how it has worked for the foreign law firms themselves. We will debate the merits of different models, timetables and regulatory regimes for market opening. And we will consider what more the IBA can do to share this knowledge and experience.
Thursday 26 September (1430 – 1730)
There will be a highly interactive roundtable, led by a panel of distinguished speakers drawn from all corners of the globe, but with ample opportunity for extensive audience participation.
Amir Singh Pasrich
Gregory Vijayendran SC
BIC International Trade in Legal Services Committee
Law Firm Management Committee
Presidential Task Force on Open/Closed Legal Markets – (Lead)