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

Warsaw LAWorld member strengthens its legal team

This dynamic law office in Warsaw, Poland has just enlarged its legal team to thirty experienced lawyers, with two new attorneys: Marta Lobzowska-Werner and Pawel Zysko, a tax advisor, Kamil Kowalik and two attorney at law trainees, Marek Miszkiel and Jakub Nawrocki. 

Marta Lobzowska-Werner has many years experience of financial transactions and investments, which she gained in the Warsaw office of an international law firm. She participated in legal servicing of financial transactions of real estate investments, particularly including big commercial and developer projects, as well as financial transactions of several investment projects, including financing of one of the biggest investment projects in the last few years performed within the fuel industry in Poland. Marta is also experienced in retail lending, contract law and labour law, gained at the position of an in-house lawyer at a Polish branch of a lending institution.

Pawel Zysko has over seven years experience in legal counselling to commercial enterprises, acquired in the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), the Tebodin company and in renowned Polish law firms. He specializes in consultancy for real estate trade and investment processes, in particular advising in the scope of lease agreements, developer agreements and analysis of properties’ legal status. Moreover, Pawel represents clients in court disputes and construction law, civil law, commercial law, companies law and administrative law.

Kamil Kowalik is a tax advisor with nine years experience gained mainly during his work in international and Polish consulting companies and tax authorities. Realized projects regarding M&A’s, national and international restructuring of capital groups, financing economic activity, national and international tax planning, tax due diligence, tax reviews as well as analysing financial models. Kamil conducts current advisory services in the scope of CIT and VAT and works for companies from different business sectors including developers, pharmaceutical, IT, environment protection, production, chemistry, food-processing, wholesale and retail trade as well as financial services.

The BWW Legal team can advise clients in Polish, English, German and Russian and there is an Italian Desk.  The firm is listed in independent legal directory “The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa” for real estate, corporate and M&A, banking & finance, dispute resolution, restructuring & insolvency, TMT as well as in tax advisory.

For more information please contact Michal Wielhorski m.wielhorski@bwwlaw.pl

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Upcoming Events

2015 LAWorld Annual Conference & AGM (Washington DC, USA) from 5pm on Tuesday the 28th of April, 2015 to 3pm on Friday the 1st of May, 2015

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

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