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The legal profession has played a key role in enabling business to move goods and services across borders, but the regulation of the legal profession has not kept pace with the changes that have occurred in communications, transportation andMoreThe legal profession has played a key role in enabling business to move goods and services across borders, but the regulation of the legal profession has not kept pace with the changes that have occurred in communications, transportation and technology.Lawyers who regularly counsel clients on transactions and litigation having an international dimension frequently find themselves without clear guidance on their ethical responsibilities. The extent and scope of their potential liability to clients is similarly uncertain.This work is the first major study by transnational lawyers and academics of ethical and practice-related problems and challenges arising from the provision of cross-border legal services. It discusses such topics as conflicts of interest from the perspective of the US, English, French and Dutch legal systems, and the rights of foreign lawyers to practice in Belgium, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and the US. Particular attention is paid to the Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Community and the Draft Directive on the Right to Establishment for Lawyers in the European Community.Audience: Practitioners and academics will find the work an invaluable resource. For practitioners, the chapters are sensitive to real-life dilemmas that are regularly encountered. For academics, there is a comparative approach and analysis that is both intellectually rich and provocative.