Background to the internationalisation phenomenon

Globalisation has impacted on the legal services sector. It has given impetus to the growth of the ‘global law firm’, and legal activities and services requiring law firms and practitioners to work in and across different jurisdictions, and deal with matters that have a greater international focus and dimension. This has necessitated a shift from law firms, including many small local law firms, working within the parochial confines of national law and single jurisdictions, to working across multiple jurisdictions and within a much broader international legal context and framework.

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