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26 August 2015

Welcome to the latest International update from the Law Society.

We have a very busy September ahead of us with seminars in Istanbul and Beijing, while in London we are welcoming the junior lawyers for their international weekend, and we are also working with the Mexican Chamber of Commerce to provide an update on recent developments in Mexico.

If you'd like to get involved with any of these events, please follow the links below. Of course the month culminates with the opening of the legal year when London plays host to numerous bar leaders from around the world.

Dominic Hurley
Interim head of International Policy and Engagement

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International practice update

Part of QLTS exam to be delivered online and in overseas locations

From February 2016 the multiple choice test (MCT) will be available in the USA, Asia, India, and Europe.
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QLTS: Armenia now recognised

Armenia has been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
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Legal life in... Azerbaijan

Ismail Askerov, partner at MGB Law Offices, shares his views about legal life in Azerbaijan.

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Ismail Askerov

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News and events

Law Society seminar in Istanbul, 15 September

Attend our seminar on 'Turkey as a gateway to Central Asia for Legal Services' at the British Consulate General in Istanbul.
Register now

Junior Lawyer's International Weekend, 24-26 September

Join junior lawyers from other jurisdictions at this year's International Weekend in London. Early bird rate available if you book before 31 August.
Register now

Join us for Lex Mex 2015, 29 September

The Law Society and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce will host their annual event to provide an update on the legal industry and discuss the recent legal developments and challenges in Mexico.
Find out more

Opening of the legal year seminars, 30 September

The Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales will host two parallel seminars for international bar leaders and practitioners at the Law Society. The seminar will be followed by a networking lunch.
Find out more and register

Law Society and British Expertise team up to deliver training on PPPs

The Law Society, in association with British Expertise, recently delivered training on public private partnerships in Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Sign up to the 2015 Global African Investment Summit, 1-2 December

The Law Society is an official partner of the event, which provides a business platform for African governments and companies to present their investment projects to a diverse audience.
Find out more and register

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Speaking opportunity at English law day in Beijing, 21 September, Beijing

UK law firms interested in China have the opportunity to present to an audience of potential Chinese business partners and clients, at our one-day conference in Beijing. We will showcase UK legal expertise by focusing on the application of English law in trade and investment.
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Human rights

Stakeholder engagement on business and human rights

The Law Society is interested in hearing from stakeholders on what they expect from lawyers in England and Wales regarding business and human rights.
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Interested in business and human rights? Take our survey now

Get involved with the Law Society's business and human rights programme by completing our survey. You will have a chance to win one of three £50 vouchers for Prezzo restaurant.
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Book now: event on challenges in litigating human rights violations in the former Soviet Union, 27 October

The Law Society and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre are holding an event on 'Human rights defenders under pressure: challenges in litigating human rights violations in the former Soviet Union'.
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China: open letter to president for massive wave of arrests

In an open letter to President Xi Jinping, 24 organisations, including the Law Society, strongly condemned the recent unprecedented detention campaign of a large number of human rights lawyers in China.
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What is the International Action Team (IAT) and are you interested in joining it?

The International Action Team is a Law Society driven project that relies on a pro-bono network of lawyers and law students who intervene on behalf of lawyers at risk across the globe.
Get involved

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Partner events

Legal summit between Chile and the UK, 8 September

Join the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce at a legal summit to discuss foreign investment legislation in Chile.
Find out more

European Swiss Franc conference, 9-10 September

The Anglo-Hellenic and Cypriot Law Association is hosting a conference in London aiming to bring awareness of the topical issue of Swiss Franc loans.
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Attend Hong Kong Arbitration Week, 26-29 October, Hong Kong

A week of events in Hong Kong to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
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Attend LAWASIA's annual conference, 2-9 November, Sydney

The annual conference brings together a diverse group of leading legal professionals, academics and members of the judiciary from across Asia.
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Register for the IBA African Regional Forum conference, 18-20 November, Livingstone, Zambia

The IBA African Regional Forum and the Law Association of Zambia are organising a conference on economic development and the rule of law in Africa.
Read more

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Member news

Doing legal business in Turkey

Our series of 'doing legal business' reports provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets.
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Exclusive: 50 per cent discount at 113 Restaurant and Bar for International Division members

Division members can continue to make use of this fantastic 50 per cent discount for September. 113 Restaurant and Bar is hosting a 'Dawat' evening, which includes a five course Indian feast, on Thursday 24 September.
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New members

We would like to welcome all our latest International Division members, including our newest corporate members: Dowson Cornwell, Llinks Law Offices, Porthun & Partner LLP, Ashfords LLP.

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