CMS is the organisation of independent European law and tax firms of choice for organisations based in, or looking to move into, Europe.
CMS provides a deep local understanding of legal, tax and business issues and delivers client-focused services through a joint strategy executed locally across 28 jurisdictions with 54 offices in Western and Central Europe and beyond.
CMS was established in 1999 and today comprises 9 CMS firms, employing over 2.400 lawyers and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
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The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg (France), now cover virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries.
Founded on 5 may of 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.
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European Voice’s mission is to promote informed debate, openness and progress in the EU and the newspaper has become essential reading for the EU regulatory and political affairs communities – Europe’s most important decision-makers.
Published by The Economist Group since 1995, European Voice is a high-quality read and staunchly independent in its reporting and opinions.
It is not – and never will be – tied in any way to a member state, party or point of view.
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. The WTO currently consists of 153 member nations.
Essentially, the WTO is a place where member governments go, to try to sort out the trade problems they face with each other. The WTO was born out of negotiations, and everything the WTO does is the result of negotiations.
The goal of the WTO is to improve the welfare of the people of the member countries.
The ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law therefore supports WTO’s enforcement of the rules via the Dispute Settlement Understanding system.
The World Trade Institute (WTI) is one of the world’s leading academic institutions dedicated to the regulation of international trade.
The WTI is a centre of advanced studies of the University of Bern, Switzerland with close ties to leading trade institutions in Geneva. The WTI transcends boundaries by fusing law, economics and international relations in interdisciplinary research, training and advisory services.
The IELPO Programme has been designed to promote academic excellence in the field of international economic law and policy. IELPO students cover a broad range of subject matter in their coursework. Apart from a 3-month module on international trade, students will be taught finance, competition and investment.
This Master of Law programme is unique in that every module is treated from an economic and policy perspective as well as a legal perspective in order to provide students with a multi-disciplinary approach much needed in professional life.
In addition to the classroom lectures at the Department of Law of the University of Barcelona, IELPO also offers students workshops in order to improve their negotiation and writing skills and three field trips to Madrid, Geneva and Brussels.
During these field trips students will have the opportunity to meet with practitioners in various organizations, think tanks and law firms and conduct job interviews. Every student will have a personal agenda for these field trips according to their interests.
Norway exports seafood to around 150 different countries, and is the world’s largest joint marketer of seafood. Every year, the Norwegian Seafood Export Council carries out several hundred activities in more than 20 different markets, and its entire efforts are financed by the Norwegian seafood industry itself.
The Norwegian Seafood Export Council has its headquarters in Tromsø, employs representatives in China, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Singapore and Brazil. NSEC promotes campaigns in stores and restaurants, advertises in local media, carries out information activities for consumers and commerce, and media work in a number of countries.
NSEC was created by the Ministry of Fisheries in 1991, and is a limited company, in which all of the shares are owned by the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. The main organisations in the industry make recommendations for appointments to the Board of the company. Its activities include marketing and PR, market information, market access, information and contingency.
It is important that the Norwegian fishing industry enjoys at least as good competitive conditions and access to central markets as its competitors. The NSEC is the central source of information for the industry concerning import quotas, customs duty and commercial conditions in various markets. The NSEC advises the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs in all market-related questions.
Corporate INTL is widely regarded as a leading global publication focussed on assisting business leaders, investors and their advisers in their pursuit of knowledge and excellence concerning legal and financial advisory issues.
The publication features up to date commentary on a host of legal practice areas, sectors and market reviews from the leading experts throughout the world in international business law.
If you want to know who the key experts are, the current legal issues to consider in a multitude of jurisdictions, or simply build up a knowledge base of key partners and firms operating in over 150 countries worldwide then Corporate INTL is perfect for you.
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Westlaw International is Thomson Reuters powerful online research service, providing academics, students, government and legal professionals with trusted legal, news and business information from around the world.
Whether you need laws from other jurisdictions or international information for your practice area, this is your resource for fast, efficient research. Westlaw International features a vast global library from leading publishers including Thomson West, Sweet & Maxwell UK and Asia, Carswell, ELLIS Publications, Lawbook Co., and many others.
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