What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Lawyers

, The Asian Lawyer


One issue that has been important for lawyers in previous trade deals may be less so when it comes to the TPP. In Korea’s FTAs with both the U.S. and the European Union, opening that market to foreign law firms was a major goal.

But most of the prospective TPP countries currently have at least somewhat open legal markets. Malaysia, the largest country among them from which still bars foreign law firms from having offices, is currently looking at legislation that would permit international lawyers access there as well.

This article originally appeared in The Asian Lawyer.

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