2009 Trends Report Explores Best Practices; Forecasts And Examines Latest Trends In Cross-Border Disputes And International Practice

Profession:Proskauer Rose LLP

January 12, 2009 (New York, NY) - Proskauer Rose LLP, a global law firm with 800 lawyers worldwide, is proud to announce the release by its International Practice Group of "2009 Trends and Developments in International Legal Practice."  The 2009 Trends Report is the latest annual supplement to the firm's hugely popular e-Guide, "Proskauer on International Litigation and Dispute Resolution", which is publicly available at http://www.proskauerguide.com/welcome.  Since its launch in 2007, the e-Guide has become among the most visited websites on international practice, serving clients and readers in more than 100 countries. Available for free viewing and download at www.proskauerguide.com, the Guide explores best practices and creative-yet-practical approaches to managing, resolving, and avoiding international practice controversies as well as reviews the implications of the pivotal legal and strategic issues in international practice and dispute resolution.  The just-published 2009 Trends Report can be accessed and downloaded from the e-Guide's website. The Report analyzes the significant legal issues currently facing businesses operating globally today; forecasts the potential impact and future direction of these trends; and focuses on the practical implications of these trends. There has been significant activity in each of the areas that Proskauer reviewed in its earlier trends reports. Following last year's analysis and the firm's Spring 2008 "Major Trends Conference" in Paris, Proskauer's International Practice Group has once again identified the most significant legal and practical trends in international practice as evidenced by judicial, legislative, and commercial developments in the past year. The general topics include:Litigation of International Controversies in the US: Toward a Balanced Approach to Expanding/Contracting Jurisdiction and Enforcement American-Style Litigation Reforms in Europe: To Be or Not To Be Sovereign Entities in US Commercial Litigation: New Challenges and Opportunities Increased Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques Increased Risk of Coordinated Regulatory/Enforcement Proceedings in Multiple Countries Vigorous, Expanded Enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Trends in US M&A: Lessons from a Difficult Year More generally, the e-Guide provides practical advice on topics that include: drafting international agreements; securing/avoiding...

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