Title Professional competition and professional power : lawyers, accountants and the social construction of markets / edited by Yves Dezalay and David Sugarman
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  347.40504 P9427 1995    AVAILABLE    30500100813560
Descript xiii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Professional competition and the social construction of transnational markets / Yves Dezalay --
Part I. 1. The construction of international taxation / Sol Picciotto -- 2. Calculating corporate failure / Peter Miller and Michael Power -- 3. Technological warfare: the battle to control the mergers and acquisition market in Europe / Yves Dezalay -- 4. A new judge for a new system of economic justice? / Alain Bancaud and Anne Boigeol -- 5. German corporate lawyers: social closure in autopoietic perspective / Ralf Rogowski --
Part II. 6. The cultures of globalization: professional restructuring for the international market / John Flood -- 7. Process and policy of legal professionalization in Europe: the deconstruction of a normative order / Vittorio Olgiati -- 8. Bank lawyers: a professional group holding the reins of power / Michael Hartmann -- 9. Who colonized whom? Historical reflections on the intersection between law, lawyers and accountants in England / David Sugarman -- 10. Creative lawyering and the dynamics of business regulation / Joseph McCahery and Sol Picciotto
This pathbreaking work examines the on-going efforts of lawyers and allied professionals to construct, police and redefine their respective boundaries. It provides a unique academic focus on the leading corporate practitioners, notably the newly emerging large multinational firms of lawyers and accountants, and on the ways in which they are reshaping the roles and structure of their respective fields. In this new context of transnational deal-making and regulation building, traditional models of professionalization have been rendered invalid by the increasing gulf between solo practitioners and their counterparts in large firms. Moreover, it is these new mega firms of professionals who are playing an increasingly important role in the construction of legal regulation, both national and international, and therefore influencing the character of the nation state
By focusing on this new type of organization and its impact on the respective professional fields it becomes possible to examine anew the relationship between the professions, the economy and state regulation
Subject Practice of law -- European Economic Community countries
Professions -- Law and legislation -- European Economic Community countries
Practice of law -- Great Britain
Alt Author Dezalay, Yves, 1945-
Sugarman, David