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There are 14 items matching keyword globalisation:
- Law Firms
Published: Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, 2007
Summary: A brief social history of the development of the modern law firm, large and small.
File size: 100 Kb, 9pp
- Rating, Dating, and the Informal Regulation and the Formal Ordering of Financial Transactions: Securitizations and Credit Rating Agencies
Published: Privatising Development: Transnational Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights, 2005
Summary: With the growth of globalization, the role of the state has diminished and more of its legal activities are being taken over by other institutions. This chapter examines the role of law firms and credit rating agencies in securitizations.
File size: 238 Kb, 25pp
credit rating agencies
- NOvA (NoGo) or Multi-Disintegrating Partnerships
Published: Legal Ethics, 2003
Summary: An analysis of the Dutch NOvA case before the EU Court on multidisciplinary practice and its consequences in the aftermath of the Enron debacle and the collapse of Arthur Andersen.
File size: 59 Kb, 5pp
- Globalisation and Law
Published: Law and Social Theory, 2002
Summary: An overview of the role of law in the globalization process.
File size: 189 Kb, 18pp
- Capital Markets, Globalisation and Global Elites
Published: Transnational Legal Processes - Globalisation and Power Disparities, 2002
Summary: Globalization is forcing various groups to come together to create a system of private ordering. Capital markets is used as an example of the interaction of elite law firms, investment banks.
File size: 416 Kb, 21pp
- Capital Markets: Those Who Can and Cannot Do the Purest Global Law
Published: Rules and Networks: The Legal Culture of Global Business Transactions, 2001
Summary: Argues that capital markets work is a function of law firm-bank relationships which MDPs and accounting firms have found difficult to break into.
File size: 283 Kb, 24pp
- The Vultures Fly East: The Creation and Globalisation of the Distressed Debt Market
Published: Adapting Legal Cultures, 2001
Summary: Corporate insolvency and bankruptcy have given rise to new markets, including global ones, in which lawyers have been key players. This paper examines the role of lawyers in informal restructuring through an analysis of the London Approach and the rise of the distressed debt market.
File size: 271 Kb, 22pp
law and accounting
- Globalization of Professional Ethics? The Significance of Lawyers' International Codes of Conduct (with A. Boon)
Published: Legal Ethics, 1999
Summary: To what extent in the age of globalization is it possible to talk of a global legal ethics? The example of the International Bar Association is examined.
File size: 368 Kb, 29pp
codes of ethics
- Legal Education, Globalization, and the New Imperialism
Published: The Law School - Global Issues, Local Questions, 1999
Summary: Legal education has begun to become a global phenomenon. US and UK law schools in particular portray themselves as the tribunes of the new legal educative imperialism. The example of NYU's Global Law School is used as an example to illustrate these new trends.
File size: 1.45 Mb, 32pp
- Normative Bricolage: Informal Rule-Making by Accountants and Lawyers in Mega-Insolvencies (with E. Skordaki)
Published: Global Law Without A State, 1997
Summary: The Maxwell bankruptcy was the first big international insolvency, one that moved into primary proceedings simultaneously in London and New York. This set up a battle between British administration and US Chapter 11. The intervention by certain individuals who had thought about the consequences of such bankruptcies, including lawyers and judges, enabled a private system of law to emerge to handle these
File size: 241 Kb, 23pp
- Megalawyering in the Global Order: The Cultural, Social and Economic Transformation of Global Legal Practice
Published: International Journal of the Legal Profession, 1996
Summary: The rise of the large global law firm is analyzed. The analysis covers the reach of large law firms, their different types of work, and the ways in which they construct legal arrangements to enable transnational business. This entails looking at what lawyers actually do. Professionalism and issues of multidisciplinary practice are also considered.
File size: 534 Kb, 46pp
- The Cultures of Globalization: Professional Restructuring for the International Market
Published: Professional Competition and Professional Power: Lawyers, Accountants and the Social Construction of Markets, 1995
Summary: An analysis of how large law firms became part of the globalization process at the end of the 20th century. The paper looks at how globalization and culture influence each other and how professional services are treated. It examines what law firms do in globalization and how the rise of the MDP was initially perceived as a challenge to the hegemony of the law firm. The paper has an enduring interest as the UK Clementi review of legal services revives many of the hopes and fears present at that time.
File size: 309 Kb, 31pp
- Shark Tanks, Sweatshops and the Lawyer as Hero? Fact as Fiction
Published: Journal of Law and Society, 1994
Summary: A study of the portrayal of lawyers in the new journalism.
File size: 111 Kb, 10pp
- Partnership and Professionalism: Resurgent Professionalism?
Published: Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour, 2007
Summary: The industrialization of legal practice is leading to an increased tension between professionalism and business as varieties of the prevailing ethos in large law firms. Using historical and biographical data of law firms this tension is examined with the result that professionalism is, on the legal profession's own terms, dying out. Only in rare niche, smaller firms can residues of professionalism be located.
File size: 108 Kb, 25pp