Aims and Objectives

The Aims and Objectives of the network are:

1. For members to be referred foreign commercial clients who wish to do business in their countries.

2. For members to keep existing commercial clients who need overseas referrals and who will go elsewhere if this resource is not provided.

3. To market member firms as having international commercial expertise and/or international connections.

4. For members to win new commercial clients who seek overseas referrals because the clients´ own lawyers do not have access to such international resources.

5. For members to be able to find out easily about local laws and trading practices abroad.

6. For members to exchange information about developments in areas of the law with cross-border interest ie trade, joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and investments.

7. For members to facilitate trainee exchange schemes.

8. For members to embrace the use of modern technology as a means of communication between members and the wider international business community and for member firms to demonstrate a strong web presence with their own website.

9. For members to meet the LAWorld Code of Practice established by the membership.

10. For members to be part of Regional Desks within LAWorld. There are regional desks in Europe/Middle East, North/Latin America and Asia Pacific. Regional meetings take place regularly and within the Annual Conference.  Reports of meetings are circulated to all members.  These events encourage stronger friendships and collaboration between firms.  

Eligibility for membership

11. Any firm of qualified lawyers anywhere in the world can apply for membership if it meets the membership criteria and there is a vacancy for that location/jurisdiction. LAWorld will accept membership of more than one firm from any one location/jurisdiction, where the LAWorld Committee believes that geographic or population factors would accommodate more than one member, or where existing members are or have become specialised, in which case complementary members may be invited to join.

12. Those who join this network commit themselves to take advantage of internet based technology and use it to improve communication with other members, actual or potential clients and other introductory sources.

Developing the network

The network will endeavour to create awareness amongst all members of other members´ areas of expertise. The nature of such programs will be determined by the members from time to time but include:

13. An Annual Conference, to which all members are expected to attend. This event is held every year in a different part of the world on a rotational basis ie Europe, Asia/Pacific, North and Latin Americas. The 2009 Conference was held in Miami, 2010 Moscow, 2011 Beijing, 2012 Rio de Janeiro, 2013 Zurich and 2014 will be held in Hong Kong.

14. Networking opportunities with other professionals around the world.

15. A web page on the internet within the LAWorld website (www.laworld.com) for each member firm - available for access by all members and prospective clients and linked to members´ own websites.

16. Inclusion within the LAWorld entry in Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory.

17. LAWorld will support the host firm to organise a business meeting with local referrers and potential clients during Conference, to allow members to meet and mix with potential international referrers and future clients. Invitees may include Trade Organisations/Chamber of Commerce/Enterprise Agency representatives and members, Foreign Embassies representatives etc.  

18. Membership Bulletins can be produced by the Executive Office to provide member information to other members (including client activities and business opportunities). 

19. To coincide with IBA Conferences, LAWorld members can be assisted by the Executive Office to arrange meetings with regional trade associations, chambers of commerce etc whose members may be interested in doing business via the LAWorld member firm.

20. Unique amongst international legal networks, LAWorld members have access to legal and commercial opportunities throughout China, through our associate group of 28 Chinese law firms which cover the country (http://www.chinayln.com/). 

21. A client newsletter, with common international legal news, may be distributed from time to time so that members have a marketing tool to distribute to clients and contacts promoting their extensive international legal credentials.

22. A LAWorld Corporate brochure for clients and introducers will be produced centrally from time to time. 

Fees

23. Each member shall pay the annual membership fee of USD 2,500 

24. A once only joining fee of USD 500 will be paid to contribute towards the expenses associated with a new firm joining our network.

25. The network is an informal association, ie an International Economic Interest Grouping.

26. Members do not normally specialise in just one area of law but rather provide a full range of legal commercial services in order to broadly satisfy clients´ needs.

Management

 27. Members of the Committee are appointed at the annual conference to run the affairs of the network.  A Chair is elected for a term of 2 years. Within the Committee there is a Regional Director for Europe, North and Latin America and Asia/Pacific, all of whom are unpaid.  The Committee has appointed an Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day activities and promoting the network.

UPDATED OCTOBER 2013

LAWorld News

New York LAWorld member is recognized as First Tier “Best Law Firm” in New York for Securities/Capital Markets and Real Estate Law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers

New York law firm, Olshan, has been ranked “Tier 1” in the New York City Metropolitan area for Securities and Capital Markets and Real Estate Law by a major U.S news publisher, along with some of the largest law firms in the country, and has been ranked “Tier 2” nationally for both practices. 

This is the latest in a series of honours and recognitions that Olshan has recently received, including the selection of forty-five attorneys to Super Lawyers 2014, naming of three attorneys to The Best Lawyers in America 2015, the selection of two partners as “leading lawyers” in Chambers USA 2014, acknowledgement by Fact Set Shark Repellent, Reuters and Activist Insight of Olshan's position as a leading Activist practice nationwide and selection by Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the “2013 Go-To Law Firms” for Fortune 500 Companies in Intellectual Property Litigation. 

The U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and reviews of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal experience. 

For more information on this or any legal advice in New York please email Andy Lustigman at Olshan: alustigman@olshanlaw.com

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