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

Polish Law Firm Expands through a Merger

BSWW Legal & Tax is the merger of two independent law firms: BWW Law & Tax and Wojnar Smo?uch i Wspólnicy in June 2015 and represent LAWorld clients in Warsaw, Poland.  Both firms have built their reputations for excellence among Polish and international clients by delivering solid legal advice on all aspects of Polish law including prestigious transactions and high-profile disputes.

“The decision to combine our two firms was a natural step following many years of fruitful cooperation” said partner Michal Wielhorski. “The merger enables BSWW Legal & Tax to provide comprehensive legal advisory as well as real depth in specialist fields of the law”.

The BSWW team is composed of nearly 50 experienced lawyers partners with many years’ experience of advising domestic and international businesses across Poland on sophisticated large-scale transactions and ongoing commercial legal matters in numerous areas of the law including: real estate law; capital markets; mergers and acquisitions; corporate advisory and advisory on regulated markets; company law; investment, infrastructure, energy and petroleum processes; investment financing; litigation and arbitration; IT, TMT and intellectual property and advertisement; tax law; employment law; public procurement; antitrust proceedings; aviation law; pharmaceutical and nutrition law; sports law; legal services for luxurious yachts and boats.  They can communicate in Polish, English, Italian, German and Russian.  Their legal excellence is recognised by independent research ie The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 recommends them in real estate, corporate and M&A, banking & finance, dispute resolution, restructuring & insolvency, employment, TMT as well as in tax advisory. Chambers Global 2015 recommends them in both the Polish and Italian editions: in Poland for Corporate/M&A - Foreign Desk and in Italy for Corporate/M&A - Desk based Abroad. Chambers Europe 2015 recommends the firm in the domain of real estate and notes partner Michal Wielhorski  is recognised as one of Poland’s leading real estate lawyers. BSWW’s Italian Desk is one of the most capable on the Polish market, supporting Italian clients originating from Italy and those connected with Italian capital.

For more information please contact Michal Wielhorski on m.wielhorski@bswwlegal.pl  

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Upcoming Events

LAWorld Annual Conference (Cape Town) from 5pm on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2016 to 2pm on Friday the 8th of April, 2016

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting and Lawyers Next Generation (Bratislava) from 5pm on Friday the 5th of February, 2016 to 5pm on Saturday the 6th of February, 2016

North and South America Regional Meeting (Miami) from 6pm on Wednesday the 11th of November, 2015 to 2pm on Friday the 13th of November, 2015

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

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