International Law

International Lawyers practice in one of the most challenging fields in the law profession. International Attorneys work with clients on transactions and disputes that can surround the globe and the very different laws that each area may follow. International law professionals may represent companies with international property and business operations, international financial institutions, government organizations, state-owned entities, private businesses, even entrepreneurs. Another common client are the very wealthy individuals looking to shelter their money from taxation (tax shelters) or otherwise profit from lucrative dealings. Law firms practicing as international attorneys often have offices scattered around the world, focusing on key areas where their clients are most likely located.


Coming from diverse backgrounds, international lawyers are often the top of the class and typically attend some of the nations most prestigious law schools. They will typically multilingual in order to best communicate with their clients. With a vast understanding of the politics and cultural differences between individual clients and those they are in business or otherwise associated with, an international business lawyer can bring a global perspective to the table.

To build an international law firm requires an immense amount of work and dedication, requiring the highest quality legal professionals. In addition to understanding the laws around the world, they must also use their cultural knowledge to build strong relationships with international clients. They must also pay close attention to the economics, risks and opportunities that international law clients require.

Utilizing their understanding of cultural differences throughout the world an international law office


with collaborate with not only their clients but also with the agencies, advisors and other parties required to meet their clients needs. When it comes to high stakes, fast-moving, international business development a client must demand the best. Only the most experienced lawyers can provide the resources that are required.

The term, international law, usually refers to three separate disciplines.

Public international law governs relationships between states/ countries/ provinces and international entities. Sometimes as a group and other times as individual entities. It includes legal fields such as treaty laws, laws of sea, international criminal laws and the international humanitarian laws.

Private international law (conflict of laws), addresses the questions of which jurisdiction may hear a case, and the laws determining which jurisdictions apply to the separate case issues.


The law of supranational organizations (Supranational Law), presently concerns regional agreements. The distinguishing case is that laws of nation states are held inapplicable when conflicting with a supranational legal system.

Numerous international bodies adjudicate on legal international law issues. Some of them are International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court and the Court of Arbitration for Sport..