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International Bar Leaders Senate

ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS STRUCTURES (ABS) - New forms of practice for lawyers

on November 01, 2012 in Dresden, Germany

  1. 1Presentation
  2. 2Programme
  1. 3Reports

Regardless of where they practise, lawyers play an important role in the economy and in society. They also work in a field that is increasingly open to competition.

With a view to expanding its sphere of activities and remaining competitive, our profession needs diversified skills and capital, but it also needs to abide by moral and ethical rules in order to retain its clients' trust.

- Can new professional bodies contribute to achieving these objectives?

- What are these ABS – these new forms of practice that are open to lawyers? How do they operate?

- Who are their partners, what capital do they use and what code of ethics do they follow? What future do they have?

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