“We expect a lively debate on this topic. A dramatic increase in funding for British firms could make them strong competitors against firms that cannot take equity funding...
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
TAGLaw, one of the world’s leading law firm alliances, will conduct its 27th international conference between May 7th and May 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Justice Charles Breyer, a U.S. District Court Justice for the Northern District of California, will welcome the TAGLaw members from around the world and deliver a talk on developing trends in international arbitration. TIAG, TAGLaw sister alliance of independent accounting firms, will be holding its 17th international conference in parallel at The Four Seasons Hotel, and the two alliances will hold joint sessions on the third day of conference.
In addition to hearing from Justice Breyer, TAGLaw members will discuss a number of important topics related to international law. One of the most controversial at this conference addresses a change in the British legal system that now allows outside investors to fund law firms. “We expect a lively debate on this topic,” said Bob Sattin, TAGLaw president, “A dramatic increase in funding for British firms could make them strong competitors against firms that cannot take equity funding, yet many countries have not allowed outside investment in law for fear of a conflict of interest between those outside investors and the firms’ clients.” Carole Silver, a leading scholar in international law from Indiana University Maurer School of Law will moderate the debate.
TAGLaw will also offer several sessions on firm management and opportunities for specialists in various aspects of the law to exchange ideas and information. The conference will conclude with a gala event at City Hall for all of the attendees.
Founded in 1998, TAGLaw is an international alliance of high-quality, independent law firms. Combined with TIAG, an alliance of independent accounting firms, they provide professional legal, financial and accounting services on a worldwide scale. With approximately 8,000 professionals in over 260 member firms, and more than 500 offices in over 90 countries, the two alliances serve tens of thousands of clients from all industry and commercial sectors.
TAGLaw Contact Information:
Joe Farrell, Executive Director
The Appleton Group, Inc.
Phone: + 1 727 895 3720