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Global law firms : globalization and organizational spaces of cross-border legal work.

Faulconbridge, James R. and Beaverstock, J. V. and Muzio, D. and Taylor, Paul (2008) Global law firms : globalization and organizational spaces of cross-border legal work. Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, 28 (3). pp. 455-488. ISSN 0196-3228

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    Abstract

    It is now widely accepted that the global law firm has arrived and is a central actor in the global economy. In this paper we seek to unravel the complexities of: (a) the factors driving the presence and absence of global law firms in different cities; and (b) the way that law firms have been reconfigured to operate as spatially integrated organizations present in cities as far a part as New York and Tokyo and London and Hong Kong. As we show, the decision 'to be there' (or not) and the intricacies of operating as a global organization are both issues that have unique peculiarities when examined in relation to law firms. Yet to date limited attention has been paid to these organizational peculiarities despite the fact that the effective organization of global firms is essential to deal with regulatory challenges and to allow transnational lawyering, the opening up of cross-border business opportunities and ultimately the diffusion of Anglo-America styles of legal service.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 28812
    Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
    Deposited On: 01 Dec 2009 14:57
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:30
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/28812

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