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30 September 2015

Welcome to this month's international update in which we look forward to an incredibly busy autumn.

Many people will be in Vienna for the IBA annual conference at the start of October where the Law Society will be represented by the president, and at the end of the month we are in Valencia for the UIA Congress.

Don't miss our breakfast briefing on 13 October with the British ambassador to the Republic of Korea, or for more advice on international opportunities, please attend our sessions delivered in association with Lex Anglo-Brasil and the IPBA.

Dominic Hurley
Interim head of International Policy and Engagement

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International practice update

UK legal services sector and the EU report

Commissioned by the Law Society, the independent economic analysis by Oxford Economics shows the range of possible economic effects of a UK withdrawal from the EU on the legal sector.
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New CCBE training portal

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has launched a new training portal, which provides all you need to know about European and national developments affecting lawyers' training and education.
Read more

From Silicon Fen to Singapore: the story of Taylor Vinters

Read about Taylor Vinters' journey from 'Silicon Fen' Cambridge technology cluster to London and Singapore.
Read more

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News and events

Breakfast briefing with the British ambassador to the Republic of Korea, 13 October

The president of the Law Society is hosting the British ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mr Charles Hay MVO, at a breakfast briefing on current opportunities for members in the Republic of Korea.
Register now

Join us in Valencia for the 59th UIA Congress, 28 Oct-1 Nov

The Union Internationale des Avocats Congress is an opportunity to meet up with colleagues and make new connections, as well as to celebrate the profession. During the conference, the president of the Law Society will speak at the Bar Leaders' Senate.
Read more and register now

Learn how to develop your firm internationally, 2 November

The Law Society, in association with Lex Anglo-Brasil, will be hosting a session focused on developing an international legal practice.
Find out more

IPBA and Law Society event on Asia Pacific, 16 November

Join us for a free joint event with the Inter-Pacific Bar Association to discuss international arbitration and opening of new markets, among other issues. The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.
Find out more

Register for EUROLAWYER 2015, 24-25 November

Join us for this two-day legal event designed to promote cooperation between leading legal departments of CIS and EU companies. Members of the Law Society receive a 40 per cent discount off registration costs.
Register now

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Speaking opportunity at English Law Week 2015 in Moscow, 30 November - 2 December

Speakers from leading UK and Russian firms, institutions and corporations will give their perspective on the legal services market between the two jurisdictions. Get in touch if you are interested in speaking at the event.
Find out more

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Human rights

Business and human rights workshops

The Law Society will hold interactive workshops in Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Cambridge. These workshops provide the opportunity for solicitors to hear about developments in the area of business and human rights and changing expectations of law firms, as well as to share their concerns in this complex and emerging market. Places are limited.
Find out more and book your place - various dates

Take our survey on business and human rights

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.
Complete the survey

'Human rights defenders under pressure: challenges in litigating human rights violations in the former Soviet Union'

The Law Society and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) are holding this joint event.
Register now

Egypt: Ms Azza Soliman - lawyer at risk

The Law Society expressed concern for Ms Azza Soliman, a human rights lawyer and founder of the Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Aid (CEWLA).
Read intervention

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

TEXEM Leaders in Africa's Oil and Gas Summit 2015, 22 October

The Law Society is supporting These Executive Minds (TEXEM)'s 2015 Leaders in Africa's Oil and Gas Summit to be held at the Kensington Royal Garden Hotel, London.
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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.
Read more

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.
Read more

Sign up to the 2015 Global African Investment Summit, 1-2 December

The Global African Investment Summit returns to London, bringing together global investors with over 150 African public and private bankable project owners seeking financing and advisory solutions.
Sign up now

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Member news

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. 113 Restaurant and Bar is also hosting a 'Dawat' evening, the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Visit the website

New members

We would like to welcome all our latest International Division members, including our newest corporate members: Kawa, Guimaraes & Associates Solicitors; L4L Legal Advice Plc; dgb Solicitors; and Salvat, Etala & Saraví.

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