Acceptance procedure

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

Younger Lawyers Forum – A LAWorld Initiative

Brilliant young lawyers are the future of your law firm. Within LAWorld, there is a focus by our members on the value of international networking and the benefits of close co-operation with lawyers and friends from other jurisdictions and to bring junior lawyers into the LAWorld family.  

Two European member firms - Bader Gnehm & Partner (Switzerland) and AC Tischendorf (Germany) have devised the “LAWorld Next Generation – A forum for Younger Lawyers”.  Junior lawyers from every LAWorld member firm are invited to the launch meeting at ACT’s office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on Saturday 2nd November 2013. These younger lawyers will devise their own agenda, meeting schedule and working platform and they will correspond regularly and meet annually.

The objectives are to increase the attractiveness of LAWorld members as future employees of the brightest and best young law recruits; enhance international legal understanding and experience; improve networking and presentational skills and create better awareness and understanding of the strengths and business opportunities that exist within LAWorld member firms.

Two young lawyers are co-ordinating LNG - Friederike Jawad (AC Tischendorf) and Stefan Kunz (Bader Gnehm).  For more information about this project, please email or

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