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Legal service provider with a specialisation in foreign law
German: Rechtsdienstleister/in im ausländischen Recht

Fields of work

Legal service providers with a specialisation in foreign law generally work on a self-employed basis or as employees in lawyers’ offices.


Professional experience

Legal service providers with a specialisation in foreign law advise their clients on legal issues in the context of foreign law and the law of the European Union and the European Economic Area. They provide advice in extrajudicial areas.



The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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