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

Leading lawyers in Chambers 2014 USA Guide

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP is pleased to announce that two of its partners have been acknowledged by the prestigious client and peer-reviewed directory Chambers USA as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in their respective fields in the 2014 guide. Partner Andrew B. Lustigman has been ranked in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (Nationwide) and Samuel P. Ross has been ranked in Real Estate (New York), both of whom have been consistently ranked by Chambers.

Andy Lustigman, who has been recognized by Chambers for seven consecutive years, was acclaimed "for his state attorney general work and handling of FTC matters. Peers say 'he is very skilful in staying on top of trends and issues.' He is also praised for being 'a very strong, good litigator and very knowledgeable of the advertising space.  Sam Ross, who has been ranked for three consecutive years, was acclaimed by clients as "smart, precise and effective." Chambers further noted that he "frequently handles sales and purchases of apartment, office, retail and hotel buildings."

Olshan has been repeatedly acknowledged over the past year by leading peer and industry organizations, including receiving a First Tier ranking in New York for Securities and Capital Markets and a Second Tier ranking in New York for Real Estate Law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers™ "Best Law Firms" in 2014, selection of three partners for Best Lawyers in America 2014, selection of thirty-one Olshan attorneys for the 2013 New York Super Lawyers list of top attorneys and selection by Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the "2013 Go-To Law Firms™" for Fortune 500 Companies in Intellectual Property Litigation. 

"We are delighted that Andy and Sam have been named once again as "Leading Lawyers" by Chambers in Advertising and Real Estate law respectively, which is a testament to the outstanding work which they consistently deliver for their clients," said Thomas D. Kearns, a partner at Olshan.

For more information on this or any other matter, please contact LAWorld member and Olshan partner Andy Lustigman at alustigman@olshanlaw.com, who will be able to put you in touch with the relevant team.

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Upcoming Events

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Milan) from 5pm on Friday the 18th of September, 2015 to 5pm on Saturday the 19th of September, 2015

2015 LAWorld Annual Conference & AGM (Washington DC, USA) from 5pm on Tuesday the 28th of April, 2015 to 2pm on Friday the 1st of May, 2015

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting (Istanbul, Turkey) from 5pm on Thursday the 5th of February, 2015 to 4pm on Sunday the 8th of February, 2015

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