Developing the international lawyer

Legal Development and Training

Business has become increasingly globalised over time and the legal profession has followed suit, both in terms of lawyers working on cross-border deals and some firms setting up global networks of offices. Many lawyers around the world now regard themselves as ‘international lawyers’ but what does that mean? They have to be experts in the laws and practice of their ‘home’ jurisdiction but they also need to be able to handle complex cross-border matters, often for clients and with other advisers from other jurisdictions. This session considers what being an ‘international lawyer’ involves and what legal expertise, practical knowledge and skills need to be developed for a lawyer to merit that title. It also examines how lawyers (particularly junior lawyers) who advise international clients should be trained to ensure they do so effectively.


  • James Jung, The College of Law Australia & New Zealand


  • Yong-Jae Chang, Lee & Ko
  • Mr Raphael Choon Tien Tay, Chooi & Company
  • Peter Tritt, The College of Law
  • Dr Thuy Huong Nguyen Thi

Supported by

NZ Law Society

Supported by


Supported by

100% Pure New Zealand

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