Benefits of Membership

LAWorld is a dynamic, modern and technically efficient international legal network.  Our members tell us that the benefits of membership are:
  • The immediate advantage of being internationally connected - with fast access to expert cost effective legal advice anywhere in the world. Your clients will be favourably impressed by the international capabilities you can now offer.
  • The opportunity to receive and make referrals to and from responsive lawyers that you meet and get to know as colleagues, who are bound together by a quality code of practice.
  • Our 55 members are currently located in the following 43 countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United States of America.  If LAWorld does not have a member in a jurisdiction that is important to you, it is likely that at least one of our members will be able to recommend a suitable local lawfirm.
  • The unique advantage of access to all the principal commercial centres of China because of our close alliance with the Yangtzejiang Legal Network (YLN), which has 25 Chinese members.
  • The use of the LAWorld logo and brand to increase your profile with your clients
  • Annual and regional meetings to discuss issues of common interest, to enhance your international business connections and initiate sound marketing and practice development ideas within a non-competitive legal environment. In recent years the Annual Conference has rotated in member cities around the world: 2009 Miami, 2010 Moscow, 2011 Beijing, 2012 Rio de Janeiro, 2013 Zurich and in 2014 will be in Hong Kong between 22-24 April 2014. Members connect several times a year: at the annual conference, regional meetings, at the annual International Bar Association conferences and via telephone conferences.
  • Membership of LAWorld is useful in helping to attract and retain high quality staff, as employee exchanges can be arranged with other LAWorld law firms around the globe.
  • An established Code of Practice adopted by all member firms Support of an English speaking administrative and marketing Executive Office with contacts around the world
  • Benefit from inclusion in a modern and technically sophisticated website with a website optimisation programme which has given LAWorld a 1st page Google position for "international legal networks".
  • Participation in marketing and business development initiatives including:

- A website that provides an international legal profile for your firm

- introductions to referrer business organizations during each annual conference

- mutual education and support at conference with talks about local legal/business topics; practice development and marketing topics.

- LAWorld marketing material including website entry, newsletters, inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory, HG Org etc

- Business and Marketing Plan with several new initiatives to support our members

- Internal member news bulletins - keeping you in contact with members regularly

- English editing services for articles, websites etc.

- A younger lawyers initiative, launched in November 2013, which encourages the more junior lawyers in your firm to become actively involved in developing social and business relationships with other younger lawyers from around the world.

LAWorld News

LAWorld Next Generation (LNG) – first meeting in Frankfurt 2013

The first Meeting of LAWorld’s young lawyers Initiative LAWorld Next Generation (LNG) was held in Germany this November and hosted by the law firm AC Tischendorf, one of LAWorld’s members for Germany, Frankfurt am Main. The LNG kick-off meeting was great fun and a huge success

Friederike Jawad (AC Tischendorf, Germany) and Stefan Kunz (Bader Gnehm & Partner, Switzerland), LNG’s Organization Committee, greeted more than twenty five young lawyers representing almost twenty member firms. 

This very high attendance shows the value and enjoyment LAWorlds (younger) members get from this LAWorld initiative. Even delegates from the USA (Dan Leonardi and Tushar Chikhliker from Nexen Pruet, LLC, Columbia) travelled to Germany for this first meeting. 

Sven Tischendorf (AC Tischendorf) and Michael Bader (Bader Gnehm & Partner, Switzerland) warmly welcomed delegates to the conference and gave the younger members an overview and introduction into the LAWorld philosophy and the LNG initiative. 

After the welcome part of the meeting each LNG-Delegate had the opportunity to present their law-firms in short presentations. After getting to know each other and the participating law-firms better, Friederike Jawad and Stefan Kunz presented their idea of a possible general setup, structure and organization of LNG. 

The LNG kick off meeting combined formal business and general discussion sessions with social and cultural events which encouraged business networking and getting to know each other.  The delegates decided on a meeting frequency in parallel to the LAWorld European regional meetings.  Hence the LNG delegates are very grateful that RANDA HAVEL LEGAL offered to host the first regular LNG meeting in Prague in February 2014. The delegates decided that there is no need for a LNG Committee, but that Friederike Jawad, Stefan Kunz and Carl Kestens (Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners, Belgium) will organize the upcoming LNG meetings for the next two years. 

A selection of photographic memories of this conference are available for viewing on the Gallery Section of the website.

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Upcoming Events

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Istanbul, Turkey) from 5pm on Thursday the 5th of February, 2015 to 5pm on Friday the 6th of February, 2015

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Warsaw, Poland) from 5pm on Friday the 12th of September, 2014 to 5pm on Saturday the 13th of September, 2014

2014 LAWorld Annual Conference (Hong Kong) from 3pm on Tuesday the 22nd of April, 2014 to 2pm on Friday the 25th of April, 2014

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