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Thank you for your interest in LAWorld. The application process can take between 4-8 weeks and the procedure for joining is as follows:

  • Once you have read the Membership Application Documents and wish to initiate an application for membership, please complete and return the LAWorld Application Form to us. There is no cost or obligation at this stage.
  • Upon receipt of this application form at our Executive Office it is circulated to the LAWorld Committee and the Chair, who are Principal Partners of LAWorld member firms. There is one Committee member for each LAWorld region – Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America. Our current Chair is Steve Ng, Managing Partner of Ng & Shum, with offices in Hong Kong and mainland China.
  • The Committee will decide if they have any questions at this stage or if references are to be taken. If so, the Executive Director, Mrs Jacqui Nash, will email you to seek permission to approach the independent references you have provided in your application form.
  • If you have been referred to us by another LAWorld member, we will take a reference from them.
  • After the references have been reviewed by the Committee, it will decide if your application should be recommended to the entire membership. If so, your application will be circulated to our membership with a deadline for their comments.
  • The decision of the members is notified a couple of weeks later.
  • We will keep in regular contact with you during the application process

LAWorld News

Sydney law firm adds new senior corporate and commercial lawyers to its team

Polczynski Lawyers, LAWorld member firm in Sydney, Australia, has appointed three new senior lawyers to its team which enhances the commercial and corporate advisory capability of the practice.  

Danny Adno has joined the firm as special counsel in the firm's corporate and commercial practice group and Georgina Wu and Monique Cowden have joined the firm as senior lawyers in the commercial disputes practice group.

Danny Adno has more than 12 years experience as a transactional and advisory corporate and commercial lawyer, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Danny assists clients buying and selling shares and assets, corporate re-organisations, private equity transactions, joint ventures, capital raisings and exits and has been engaged by clients to advise, negotiate and prepare a range of commercial contracts. 

Georgina Wu has 10 years experience as a lawyer having worked in Shanghai as a corporate and commercial lawyer and for the past 6 years as a commercial disputes lawyer in Sydney.  Georgina is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and so Polczynski Lawyers to provide a comprehensive service to Chinese clients.

Monique Cowden has more than 5 years experience as a commercial disputes lawyer.  Monique was the winner of the 2013 Lawyers Weekly Best 30 Under 30 in the Dispute Resolution category and the winner of the same award in 2014 in the Pro Bono category.

The appointment of Danny, Georgina and Monique marks an exciting period of time for Polczynski Lawyers and is part of the continued growth and development of the firm.

For more information please contact Stephen Polczynski, Managing Partner  

spolczynski@plawyers.com.au   

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