History of LAWorld

LAWorld was established in 1997 when several prominent European lawyers, all members of the International Bar Association, met in London at the invitation of an English law firm, Kenneth Elliott & Rowe. These firms formed LAWorld, a legal network of mid sized European law firms who were able to communicate quickly and effectively using the latest internet technology. Email was a critical route to connect these lawyers to quality cost efficient legal advice for their international clients throughout Europe.

LAWorld Ltd is a company registered in the UK.

In 1999 the network was expanded to welcome member firms from The Americas and Asia/Pacific regions and has continued to grow every year since.

To facilitate overall administration and to develop marketing initiatives for the network, the network has an Executive Office based in Europe.

Members meet in person at least once a year at the annual conference and AGM and also at Regional meetings and through the International Bar Association Conferences.

The future

The principal aim for LAWorld is to focus on strategic member expansion in new jurisdictions, develop effective marketing programmes for its members and continue its commitment to delivering quality legal services anywhere in the world.


LAWorld News

Guy A. Rasco Appointed to Chair of LAWorld

Guy A. Rasco (shareholder of Devine Goodman Rasco Watts-FitzGerald & Wells) was elected to Chair of LAWorld at the Annual Conference held in Hong Kong in April 2014.  Steve Ng has stepped down from his role as Chair after completing his two-year term.

Mr. Rasco intends to pursue his predecessors’ focus on business development, membership expansion, improving referral opportunities, and website awareness and visibility. “Our main goal is to increase the attractiveness of LAWorld members in the international legal community; improve networking skills and create better awareness and understanding of the strengths and business opportunities that exist within LAWorld member firms,” said Mr. Rasco.

Business News

Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead by suicide in New York
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:38:41 GMT
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Areva-Siemens raises claim to $4.4 billion over Finnish reactor delays
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:17:33 GMT
HELSINKI (Reuters) - The French-German consortium Areva-Siemens , the supplier of Finland's much-del...
India's finance minister favors interest rate cut: paper
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:43:54 GMT
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favors a cut in interest rates to trigge...
China's auto market growth may halve to 7 percent this year: industry body head
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:31:55 GMT
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Growth in China's auto market, the world's biggest, will halve to 7 percent thi...

Upcoming Events

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Milan) from 5pm on Friday the 18th of September, 2015 to 5pm on Saturday the 19th of September, 2015

2015 LAWorld Annual Conference & AGM (Washington DC, USA) from 5pm on Tuesday the 28th of April, 2015 to 2pm on Friday the 1st of May, 2015

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Istanbul, Turkey) from 5pm on Thursday the 5th of February, 2015 to 4pm on Sunday the 8th of February, 2015

Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting (Kuala Lumpur) from 9am on Wednesday the 19th of November, 2014 to 1pm on Thursday the 20th of November, 2014

North/Latin Americas Regional Meeting (Las Vegas) from 7pm on Thursday the 13th of November, 2014 to 5pm on Saturday the 15th of November, 2014

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