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Issue 4, 2000
Article

Introduction: On the Way to a Globalized Practice of Law?!

Authors Michael Pfeifer and Jens Drolshammer
Author's information

Michael Pfeifer
Lecturer of Law, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and University of Basel, Switzerland, Master of European and International Business Law (M.B.L.-HSG) at St. Gallen University; Partner, VISCHER attorneys at law, Basel, Switzerland.

Jens Drolshammer
Professor of Law, Titularprofessor für Angloamerikanisches Recht und Rechtsgeschäftsplanung und -gestaltung University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; Co-Founder and President of the Commission and Lecturer on Law, Master of European and International Business Law (M.B.L.-HSG) and Master of International Management Programmes at St. Gallen University; Partner, Homburger Rechtsanwälte, Zürich, Switzerland; Visiting Scholar and Fellow, Harvard Law School (Spring 1999).

Detlev F. Vagts
Detlev Vagts, Bemis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, USA; Counselor on International Law, Department of State (1976-1977), Associate Reporter, Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the US (1979-1987), Co-Editor in Chief, American Journal of International Law (1993-1998).

David B. Wilkins
Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and Director, Program on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School. Special thanks to Jens Drolshammer for encouraging me to address this topic.

Robert Briner
Attorney at Law with Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva (CH), Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, Former President of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.

Markus U. Diethelm
Markus U. Diethelm is the Group General Counsel of Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland (lic.iur. University of Zurich Law School. JSM/JSD Stanford University). Swiss Re is one of the world's leading and financially strongest reinsurers, with roughly 9000 employees and gross premiums in 1999 of CHF 22.4bn. Swiss Re does business from over 70 offices in more than 30 countries. The world over, Swiss Re offers its clients added value in classic insurance covers, alternative risk transfer (ART) instruments and a broad range of supplementary services for comprehensive risk management.

Alan Hodgart
Director of Hildebrandt International, London.

Willem Calkoen
Partner Nauta Dutilh, Former Chairman of the Section on Business Law of the International Bar Association.
Article

The Education and Training of a New International Lawyer

Authors Peter L. Murray and Jens Drolshammer
Author's information

Peter L. Murray
Visiting Professor of Law from Practice, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA; Senior Fulbright Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany (Spring 1998); Lecturer on Law, University of St. Gallen Masters of European and International Business Law Programme.

Jens Drolshammer
Professor of Law, (Titularprofessor für Angloamerikanisches Recht und Rechtsgeschäftsplanung und -gestaltung), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; Co-Founder and President of the Commission and Lecturer on Law, Master of European and International Business Law (M.B.L.-HSG) and Master of International Management Programmes at St. Gallen University; Partner, Homburger Rechtsanwälte, Zürich, Switzerland; Visiting Scholar and Fellow, Harvard Law School (Spring 1999).

Outi Korhonen
Acting Professor of International Law (Helsinki), Dr. jur.sc. (Harvard), LL.M. (Harvard), Lic. Phil., Director of Trade, Environment and Intellectual Property Project, Eric Castren Institute (Helsinki).
Article

The International Lawyer in Times of Cyberspace

Authors Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Author's information

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Professor, J.F.K.-School of Government, Cambridge, MA.

Toni M. Fine
Director, Graduate and International Programs at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. From 1998-2000, the author was Associate Director of the Global Law School Program at New York University School of Law. Chair, Association of American Law Schools Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Students; Author of American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide (Anderson, 1997).

Sydney M. Cone
C.V. Starr, Professor of Law, New York Law School, Attorney at Law, New York; Counsel and former partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Vice Chairman of the NYSBA Special Committee on the Law Governing Firm Structure and Operation.
Article

Managing the International Law Firm: Nuisance or Necessity?

Authors Günter Müller Stewens and Jens Drolshammer
Author's information

Günter Müller Stewens
Professor of Management and Organization at the University of St. Gallen; Managing Director of the Institute of Management.

Jens Drolshammer
Professor of Law, (Titularprofessor für Angloamerikanisches Recht und Rechtsgeschäftsplanung und -gestaltung), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; Co-Founder and President of the Commission and Lecturer on Law, Master of European and International Business Law (M.B.L.-HSG) and Master of International Management Programs at St. Gallen University; Partner, Homburger Rechtsanwälte, Zürich, Switzerland; Visiting Scholar and Fellow, Harvard Law School (Spring 1999).

Julian Gresser
Julian Gresser is a management consultant, international lawyer, professional negotiator and Japan specialist. He has twice been Visiting Mitsubishi Professor at the Harvard Law School and has served as an advisor to the US State Department, The World Bank, the European Commission, and the Prime Minister's Office of Japan. He is the author of Environmental Law in Japan (1981), Partners in Prosperity: Strategic Industries for the US in Japan (1984), and Piloting Through Chaos: Wise Leadership/Effective Negotiation for the 21st Century (1996). Mr Gresser is the Chairman of the Council on Alliance Mediation in the Association for Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP).

Jens Drolshammer
Professor of Law, (Titularprofessor für Angloamerikanisches Recht und Rechtsgeschäftsplanung und -gestaltung), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; Co-Founder and President of the Commission and Lecturer on Law, Master of European and International Business Law (M.B.L.-HSG) and Master of International Management Programs at St. Gallen University; Partner, Homburger Rechtsanwälte, Zurich, Switzerland. The author thanks Professor Gunter Müller-Stewens, University of St. Gallen for valuable insights into basic issues of organization theory and Professor Frank Vischer, Emeritus of the University of Basel, for valuable insights into organization law. The text is based on the book of Günter Müller-Stewens, Jens Drolshammer, Jochen Kriegmeier, Professional Service Firms (Frankfurt a.M., 1999) pp. 50-80, part of a general introduction Professional Service Firms - Branchenmerkmale und Gestaltungsfelder des Managements. The author started this project during a stay as Visiting Scholar and as a Fellow at the Harvard Law School in the spring term 1999; the cutoff date of this article is March 1, 2000.