This work, by transnational lawyers and academics, addresses common liability, ethics, and conflict problems in international legal practice. This is an invaluable book for all lawyers dealing with international or foreign law.
The major themes in the text are organized around three "pillars" of ethical behavior:
1) The duty of loyalty (in American terms, conflicts of interest);
2) The duty of confidentiality (attorney-client privilege);
3) The duty of competence.
• Differences between conflicts from United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, China, Islamic and European Community perspective
• Lawyer Liability under different legal systems
• Liability and Duty of Competence
• Attorney - Client Privilege in US/EC Transitions
• Common Code of Conduct
• Extent to which lawyers can and should advise on Foreign/International law
• CCBE Code of Conduct
The Late Mary Daly was Professor of Law and Director of the Stein Institute of Law and Ethics at Fordham University and formerly Dean of St. John's University School of Law.
Roger J. Goebel is Professor of Law at Fordham University.