Business restrictions in the legal professions: Do we need more market integration?

N.J. Philipsen*, Q. Zhou

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This chapter addresses business restrictions (defined as restrictions to alternative business structures and multi-disciplinary practices) in the legal professions. These restrictions are evaluated both from an economic perspective and in relation to the EU legal framework on free movement of legal professions. A central question in this chapter is whether there is a case for further EU intervention. In the context of this book, this chapter therefore deals with questions of regulation (do we need business restrictions from an economic perspective?) and market integration (is harmonization of different national laws necessary?). Finally, this chapter provides some implications for China.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarket integration: The EU experience and implications for regulatory reform in China
EditorsN.J. Philipsen, S.E. Weishaar, G. Xu
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
ISBN (Print)978-36-6248-272-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

SeriesChina-EU Law Series


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