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We have a range of activities in the coming months offering members opportunities to develop business opportunities and to broaden your networks and range of international contacts across the globe:
I hope you find something you will get involved with in this incredible array of opportunities!
International practice update
QLTS: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are now recognised
The two Central Asian countries have been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
Want to learn how foreign lawyers practise law in Australia?
The Law Society and the Law Council of Australia have teamed up to produce a guidance document detailing the practice rights for English and Welsh solicitors practising law in Australia, and a similar document for Australian lawyers in England and Wales.
News and events
Attend English Law Week 2015 in Moscow, 30 November - 2 December
This conference will include high-profile panel discussions on relevance of English law to Russian businesses, corporate governance, recovering assets through bankruptcy and liquidation, enforcing debts through the English courts, and managing complex international disputes.
Register now: Law Society - BALA Annual Seminar, London, 8 December
Join us at the Law Society and British Azerbaijani Law Association (BALA) Annual seminar.
European Lawyers Day, 10 December
To mark international Human Rights Day and to coincide with European Lawyers Day, the Law Society and the Bar Council will hold a joint seminar on freedom of expression.
Myanmar conference, 17 December
Are you interested in familiarising yourself with the legal market in Myanmar? Come along to our conference to gain insight into the Myanmar legal system and network with legal VIPs from the region.
London Stock Exchange signed MoU with Kazakhstan Stock Exchange
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlines several areas for closer collaboration with a particular focus on promoting dual listings of Kazakh companies in Kazakhstan and London.
Exciting opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitorsJoin the Brussels office for a six-month secondment from March 2016. The application deadline is Wednesday 2 December.
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Join the legal market visit to Kuala Lumpur, April 2016
Are you practising in real estate/construction, international arbitration, commercial litigation, Islamic finance, oil and gas or private wealth? Have you thought about doing legal business in Malaysia? This could be the perfect opportunity for you. Register your interest today!
Join us on international Human Rights Day, 10 December
We are holding a suite of activities to mark international Human Rights Day and you are warmly invited to join us. Book now for our afternoon session on human rights and our evening carol service and reception.
Human rights essay competition now open
Each year law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and junior lawyers are invited to enter the Law Society's annual Graham Turnbull essay competition. This year's essay title is: 'A most radical recommendation? Should interception warrants be judicially authorised or does there need to be democratic accountability?'
Law Society raises concerns over arrest of regional Turkish bar association president
Law Society president Jonathan Smithers has written to the Turkish minister of justice to express his concerns over the arrest of Tahir Elçi, prominent human rights lawyer and president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association.
Human rights work at the Law Society - get involved
The Law Society carries out a wide range of human rights work both domestically and internationally - our blog explains how you can get involved.
What is the International Action Team (IAT) and are you interested in joining it?
The IAT 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.
7th British Argentine Chamber of Commerce networking day, 30 November
This event will provide an opportunity to explore strategic business opportunities, meet key contacts, update information and shape deals between Argentina and the UK.
Last chance to sign up to the 2015 Global African Investment summit, London, 1-2 December
More than 100 bankable African projects will be presented at this year's summit, providing a unique opportunity for global investors, legal experts and financial advisers to meet African public and private sector project owners seeking business growth opportunities.
Attend UK Trade & Investment's (UKTI) UK-Pakistan Trade Forum, 2 December
UKTI is hosting an event in London to learn more about the opportunities in energy and infrastructure in Pakistan. The forum will be hosted by the Rt Hon Lord Maude, minister of state for trade and investment, and Hon Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab.
UKTI: central and eastern Europe professional services roadshow, 12-14 February 2016
UKTI London is organising a series of speed dating and networking events for accountants, lawyers and related business services.
CLA finance and banking master workshop, Cyprus, 19-20 May 2016
The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and the Cyprus Bar Association will be hosting this workshop next year in Limassol, Cyprus. Register by 5 January 2016 to benefit from an early-bird discount rate.
Doing legal business in Pakistan, Poland and Panama
Our series of Doing legal business reports provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets. Available only to International Division members.
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' lunch, which includes a five-course Indian feast, the fourth Wednesday of every month.
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