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

Record numbers at European Members Meeting in Stockholm

LAWorld’s European autumn weekend meeting was held in the elegant city of Stockholm with thirty three delegates – the highest numbers at a Regional Meeting and the second regional European gathering of 2013. Our host, LAWorld member for Stockholm, Gärde & Partners, welcomed all delegates.

As our global network expands and our members appreciate the benefits of international co-operation, so our regional meetings continue to attract record numbers.

Lawyers from across Europe discussed a wide range of topics which included doing business together, how IT impacts your law firm, increasing traffic to your firm’s website, marketing and improving referral opportunities. Two new members gave presentations about their firm - Malata, Pružinský, Hegedüš & Partners, Bratislava, Slovak Republic and Vidan Attorneys, Zagreb, Croatia. A report on LAWorld’s Next Generation – a younger lawyers initiative was given by Friederike Jawad, Frankfurt am Main and Stefan Kunz, Bern.

Steve Ng, LAWorld’s Chair and member for Hong Kong was present and he explained that work is beginning to flow out of China giving work to some LAWorld members, mainly in South America, but there are many opportunities world-wide.

A photo-gallery of the event is now available and for more information on the LAWorld events please contact the Executive Office on mail@laworld.com

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Upcoming Events

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Istanbul, Turkey) from 5pm on Thursday the 5th of February, 2015 to 5pm on Friday the 6th of February, 2015

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Warsaw, Poland) from 5pm on Friday the 12th of September, 2014 to 5pm on Saturday the 13th of September, 2014

2014 LAWorld Annual Conference (Hong Kong) from 3pm on Tuesday the 22nd of April, 2014 to 2pm on Friday the 25th of April, 2014

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