What model for cross-border joint practice?
This handbook was prepared to assist IBA member Bars and law societies, or other authorities responsible for lawyer regulation, when dealing with the practical and regulatory issues that arise when local and foreign lawyers form some kind of ‘association’ or joint practice. This work was prompted by enquiries from a number of IBA member Bars who expressed interest in understanding how other jurisdictions have tackled this issue. The handbook is not intended to recommend any particular form of joint practice or model of regulating such practices over any other. It is also not intended to promote joint practice to jurisdictions that do not permit foreign and local lawyers to share fees on a structured basis, if they have no desire to introduce changes.
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