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Categories:
Practice Management, Marketing & Skills
CPD Points:
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Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast focuses on some specific cultural rules that can dictate business transactions in another country. It will touch on issues such as appropriate levels of formality and time management, the difference between high and low context cultures in a meeting, appropriate etiquette regarding business cards, lunch, meeting culture, greetings and goodbyes.

The podcast also addresses some interesting discussion of cross cultural expectations when negotiating, the use of litigation and attitudes to agreements and contracts. The podcast concludes with an assessment of the ways to make someone from another culture more comfortable here and what cultural issues can arise within an international organisation.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the premium placed on politeness and patience when engaged in cross border activity;
  • Be aware of a number of cultural differences regarding attitudes to meetings, contracts and disputes;
  • Be aware of several differences in etiquette when meeting commercial parties from another country.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • There are no relevant citations for this CPDcast.
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This two-part practice management and marketing CPDcast mini-series is about managing cultural differences when engaging in cross-border transactions. Andrew Aglionby a litigator at Olwang shares his personal experiences having spent 17 years based in an international law firm in Hong Kong.

Podcast added: 06/06/11

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