International Collaboration of Law Firms: Modes, Motives and Advantages

Chang, Tung-Lung S.; Cheng-Min Chuang; Wen-Shiung Jan
September 1998
Journal of World Business;Fall98, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p241
Academic Journal
Facing strong global competition and a growing demand for international legal advice in the host and home countries, it is crucial for local law firms to acquire and develop expertise and skills via international collaboration with experienced foreign law firms. This paper addresses the emergence of the global legal service industry and studies the international collaboration between Taiwanese and foreign law firms. A formal collaboration provides Taiwanese law firms with a high efficiency in acquiring strategic asset via know-how transfer, training and expatriate lawyers. Market-seeking law finns, on the other hand, tend to use informal collaboration. Further research is suggested.


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