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I. Introduction
(406 words)

Volume VIII: Specific Contracts | Chapter 9 (1999): Professional Services

Completed in March 1994; more recent material, as available up to July 1997, incorporated.

William B. Fisch

1. Regulation of thefree professions”. – In most western societies the last decades of the 20th century have been characterized by dramatic changes in the law governing professional services, brought on not only by demographic and philosophical changes within the professions but also by increasing external pressures, from various constituencies purpo…

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William B. Fisch, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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