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

Olshan recognized as a Top Tier "Best Law Firm" across the USA and in New York for Securities and Capital Markets and Real Estate Law by "U.S. News-Best Lawyers"

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, LAWorld law firm member for New York, has been chosen as “Tier 1” in National Rankings for Securities and Capital Markets, "Tier 2" in National Rankings for Real Estate Law, and "Tier 1" in the New York City Metropolitan area for both Securities and Capital Markets and Real Estate Law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2016.

Steve Wolosky, chair of Olshan’s Activist & Equity Investment practice and co-chair of the Corporate/Securities Law practice noted that, "This is an outstanding confirmation by our clients and peers of our status in the market as a premiere law firm in the area of Securities and Capital Markets, driven significantly by our representation of activist investors and other clients in an increasingly complex market." Mr. Wolosky continued, "We’ve worked on a number of significant, high profile deals again this year as clients are increasingly driven to Olshan in a flight to the level of quality, value and responsiveness that Olshan uniquely offers them."

"We’re delighted to be consistently acknowledged as a top tier firm in Real Estate in both the National Rankings and in the New York Metropolitan market, endorsing our strong foothold across the board in an accelerated and competitive real estate market," said Thomas D. Kearns a partner in Olshan’s Real Estate Law practice.  "Olshan continues to outpace our competitors in the representation of quality, high-profile clients in sophisticated real estate deal making, and our reputation for creative and tenacious representation continues to drive clients to our robust practice."

This is the latest in a series of honors and recognitions that Olshan has recently received, including the selection of thirty-nine attorneys for Super Lawyers® 2015 New York Metro, selection of five partners for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, and acknowledgement by Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with FactSet SharkRepellent, of Olshan’s position as the leading Activist practice nationwide.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal experience.

Business News

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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

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