This Article argues that some regulatory authorities have not successfully adapted to the internationalization of the practice of law. First, the Author attempts to define the terms "international legal adviser" and "international legal advice." Next, the Author compares the existing barriers to practice in the United States and the European Union. The Author goes on to outline recent challenges and changes to these barriers to practice, including international efforts such as the WTO and the IBA and local rules in the United States and the European Union. The Author then analyzes the adequacy of existing regulatory regimes with regard to ensuring the competency of professionals, protecting the public from poor or unauthorized representation, and maintaining control over the development of the profession. The Author concludes that, although there has been some progress in opening up legal services, the restrictive approach of a few regimes could undermine the success achieved in this and other service sectors.
Wayne J. Carroll,
Innocents Abroad: Opportunities and Challenges for the International Legal Adviser,
34 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vjtl/vol34/iss4/7