BIC International Trade in Legal Services Committee

The International Trade in Legal Services Committee's mandate is to monitor the work of the WTO globally and provide information and guidance to Bar Associations and Law Societies to answer questions potentially raised by trade negotiators from their own countries.

IBA Global Cross Border Legal Services Report

As economies have become more global, the demand for global cross-border legal services has grown significantly. Increasingly governments are pursuing trade agendas designed to break down barriers to cross-border trade, including in relation to the legal profession. For over 15 years the International Bar Association (IBA) Council, the global voice of the legal profession, has responded to this trend by taking a leading role in providing guidance on the responsible delivery of cross-border legal services. IBA Global Regulation and Trade in Legal Services Report 2014 is part of that initiative.

The report is the result of an ambitious task undertaken by the IBA International Trade in Legal Services Committee to compile data on regulation of domestic and cross-border legal practice in over 90 countries, or over 160 jurisdictions. The result is a rich and detailed body of information. 

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Committee officers

Jonathan Goldsmith

Chair

Firm Address
Consultant in European and International Legal Services 23 Rue Colonel Van Gele
Belgium
Brussels
Belgium
1040
Mickael Laurans

Vice Chair

Firm Address
The Law Society of England and Wales 113 Chancery Lane
London
England
WC2A 1PL
Alonso Hernández-Pinzón García

Secretary

Firm Address
European Lawyers Foundation Fluwelen Burgwal 58
Gravenhage
the Netherlands
2511CJ
Fiona McLeod AO SC

Liaison Officer

Firm Address
Victorian Bar Fiona McLeod AO SC c/- AJ Dever
205 William Street
Melbourne
Australia
3000
Morry Bailes

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Tindall Gask Bentley 76 Light Square
Adelaide
Australia
5000
F Javier Benavides Malo

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Consejo General de la Abogacia Espanola (Spanish Membership Bar)) Paseo de Recoletos 13
Madrid
Spain
Harriette Chiggai

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Law Society of Kenya Lavington Opposite Valley Arcade
Nairobi
Kenya
Chunghwan Choi

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Lee & Ko Hanjin Building
63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul
South Korea
04532
Stevan Dimitrijevic

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Dimitrijevic & Partners Sime Šolaje 1
Other City
Bosnia-Herzegovina
78000
George Etomi

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
George Etomi & Partners No 1 2nd Street
Osbourne Poreshore Estate, Ikoyi
Lagos
Nigeria
Alison Hook

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Hook Tangaza 20 Little Britain
London
England
EC1A 7DH
Eric Jiaxi Jiang

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Jurisino Law Group Global Finance & News Center, Tower B, 2nd Floor
1A Xuanwumenwai Avenue
Xicheng District
Beijing
China
100052
Akira Kawamura

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Otemachi Park Building
1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
Japan
100-8136
Iain George Miller

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Kingsley Napley LLP 20 Bonhill Street
London
England
EC2A 4DN
Juan Javier Negri

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Negri & Pueyrredon Abogados Montevideo 850 - 1st Floor
Buenos Aires
Argentina
C1019ABR
Steven C Nelson

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Dorsey & Whitney 50 South 6th Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis
USA
55402
Gakuba-Thierry Ngoga

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
LEGAL LINE PARTNERS KIBAGABAGA,
KG 357, Plot No 1257, PO Boc 1837
Kigali
Rwanda
Iain Sandford

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Sidley Austin LLP Rue-du-Pré-de-la-Bichette 1
Geneva
Switzerland
1202
Maria Slazak

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Slazak& Partners Law Office Kościuszki 5b/1
83-200 Starogard Gd.
Starogard Gdanski
Poland
83-200
Laurel S Terry

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Penn State Dickinson Law 150 S. College St.
Carlisle
USA
17013
Mfon Ekong Usoro

Co-opted Member

Firm Address
Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for West and Central African Region
Federal Ministry of Transport Building 1 Joseph Street
PO Box 4574
Lagos
Nigeria