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

Experienced business lawyers join Zurich member firm

Bader Gnehm & Partner, Attorneys-at-law, Switzerland, with offices in Zurich and Bern, welcomes Alexander K. Iten and Juerg Locher as partners:

Alexander K. Iten holds a master degree in business administration with a major in banking as well as a master degree in law both from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Before joining Bader Gnehm & Partner he gained professional experience in the research department of a big Swiss bank, at a leading business law firm as well as at the Court of the
Canton of Zug. For the last two and a half years he worked in the legal department of the asset management division of a large Swiss bank. Alexander K. Iten practices in the entire field of business law with focus on banking-, financial market-, asset management and collective investment schemes law.

Juerg Locher studied at the Universities of Zurich and New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). Before joining Bader Gnehm & Partner he gained professional experience at the District Court of Baden, at a midsized law firm and also at a leading, international business law firm in Zurich. For the last four years he worked in the legal department of the asset management division of a large Swiss bank. Juerg Locher practices in the entire field of business law with focus on banking-, financial market-, asset management and collective investment schemes law.

Further information about Bader Gnehm and the new partners can be found at www.bgpartner.ch

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