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Leading Law Firm Networks (Legal Networks) — Global-wide

Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 94

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 33

About this network: Featuring a network of almost 100 firms, ADVOC connects members from around 70 countries across Europe, Asia and North and South America. An informal association with Lex Africa provides further reach. Members are organised in practice groups in order to nurture collaboration and co-operation on a wide range of mandates. In order to promote an equal level of high-quality service across its network, ADVOC has instituted a thorough vetting process for prospective members, which includes peer reviews and an annual re-evaluation. The network offers existing members a series of placement exchange programmes, communal resources and the ADVOC junior programme. London-based Simon Rous of Ashfords LLP is a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 139

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 53

About this network: Founded in 1980, ALFA International has built a strong presence in the USA, where it now connects 80 firms across 95 cities. The network's membership extends to Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. A programme of seminars, meetings, educational opportunities and joint publications contribute to the network’s emphasis on fostering relationships between its member firms. ALFA International’s practice groups bring together firms offering advice on mandates including business litigation, labour and employment and transportation matters. CEO Peter Rogers and marketing manager Stephanie Blankenship are key contacts at the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 58

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 17

About this network: Operating in more than 40 countries across the globe, Ally Law brings together firms with experience in every major practice area. Members are assembled into specialised groups, offering services such as IP/IT, labour and employment, M&A, litigation and tax. Other areas of focus include leisure and hospitality, real estate and healthcare. Membership is subject to a strict selection process and is re-evaluated annually. A key contact is Wendy Horn.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

Business Counsel, Inc.

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 28

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 23

About this network: Based in the USA and featuring members across the globe, Business Counsel, Inc. aims to provide cohesive cross-border legal services to the international business community. Biannual events, to some of which clients are also invited, offer a platform for its members to network and share ideas and improvements. Business Counsel, Inc. operates as a non-exclusive referral network. Executive director Marion Priest is a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 104

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 48

About this network: The Globalaw network operates in 85 jurisdictions around the world, most of which are covered by a single full-service firm, with the exception of larger territories. With one global and several regional meetings each year, Globalaw provides frequent opportunities for its members and clients to build on relationships. Globalaw also nurtures development through a leadership initiative for young lawyers and an exchange programme between member firms. A key contact at the network is Michael Hatchwell.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

The Harmonie Group. Canadian Litigation Counsel (CLC)

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 94

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 35

About this network: The Harmonie Group features members in all 50 US states, as well as in Canada through its association with the Canadian Litigation Counsel. Members adhere to strict vetting processes designed to test their litigation offering, and regularly attend meetings aimed at increasing collaboration. Timothy Violet is a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

International Business Law Consortium

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 84

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 21

About this network: The International Business Law Consortium connects mid-sized firms in North America and Europe, as well as Latin America, Asia and Africa. Member firms meet biannually and collaborate on matters ranging from M&A to employment law. The IBLC bolsters its value to clients by maintaining an alliance with IECnet, an international network of professional service providers. Chairperson Sophie Lagayette is a key contact at the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

International Lawyers Network

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 77

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 30

About this network: The International Lawyers Network is an association of full-service, mid-sized firms located in 67 countries worldwide. The network allows firms to leverage their local expertise in a global-wide context and to offer seamless advice on corporate and commercial, tax, IP and wide-ranging litigation among other practice areas. Chair Simon Ekins of Fladgate LLP in London is a key contact at the network.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 470

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 112

About this network: IR Global provides a comprehensive platform of law firms, accountants and financial advisers spread over 155 jurisdictions around the world. The huge network operates a policy of practice area exclusivity, and oversees the activity of its members through ten practice area-specific management committees. Regional steering committees also ensure that multi-jurisdictional mandates are run in compliance with the network’s high standards throughout. Managing director Thomas Wheeler is a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

The Law Firm Network

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 51

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 15

About this network: Founded in 1989, the Law Firm Network has attracted members in around 40 countries, and affiliate members in approximately 80 countries worldwide. Members are full-service firms that have been thoroughly vetted prior to inclusion, and routinely refer work to one another and collaborate on cross-border matters for a wide range of clients. Regular in-person meetings ensure member firms maintain relationships and foster future co-operation. Tony Kirwan is the executive director of the network and a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 99

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 30

About this network: Established in 1989, Lawyers Associated Worldwide is now present in nearly 60 countries around the world, from the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to Africa and the Middle East. Members are scrupulously vetted prior to inclusion, and share a focus on their clients’ cross-border representation. The network’s large membership offers support in a number of core practice areas, and close co-operation is fostered at annual regional events and at LAW’s annual general meeting. Kathleen Deutsch is the chair of the network and a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 63

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 31

About this network: Legalink promotes the collaboration of over 60 law firms located in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Members are well placed to provide international advice to a wide range of clients, and are afforded added breadth by Legalink's emphasis on knowledge-sharing and business development opportunities. The network meets at biannual meetings and referrals between members are tracked. A key contact at the network is chief administrative officer Maria de Sá Nogueira.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

Legal Network International (LNI)

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 60

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 20

About this network: This growing network of law firms is located in 135 cities across more than 50 countries worldwide. Members are typically mid-sized firms offering full-service capabilities and a focus on cross-border work. The network meets twice-yearly and places great emphasis on fostering a good degree of understanding and co-operation between its members. Some of LNI's initiatives include a newly unveiled IP practice group and a scheme aimed at women lawyers within the network. Robert Rakison and Horace Gautier are members of the network's steering committee and key contacts.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

LEGUS International Network of Law Firms

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 68

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 17

About this network: LEGUS is a network of like-minded firms located across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The network selects one firm per jurisdiction, and members are able to refer cross-border work to each other and share information and ideas concerning a wide range of practice areas. LEGUS holds regular meetings and training programmes to encourage collegiality between its members. Co-founder and president Sandra Boyer is a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

LEXWORK International

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 39

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 20

About this network: LEXWORK International brings together medium-sized firms based throughout 103 cities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. A shared list of practice guidelines ensures quality standards are maintained throughout the network, and members meet regularly at in-person events and conference calls. Derek McCulloch of Gillespie Macandrew LLP in the UK and Daryl Bailey of Gray Reed & McGraw LLP in the USA are key contacts.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

Mackrell International

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 94

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 28

About this network: This sizeable group of law firms spread over 60 countries around the world provides advice to a wide range of clients from local entrepreneurs to large multinational corporations. Mackrell International has maintained a stable core membership since its inception in 1987, and members are encouraged to interact regularly in order to foster co-operation. The network co-operates closely with MGI, a global alliance of tax, audit, accounting and consulting firms. MI's Young Lawyers network focuses on training and connecting the younger generation. Clive Miéville, managing director of the network, is a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

MSI Global Alliance

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 116

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 21

About this network: MSI Global Alliance is a multidisciplinary alliance of legal and accounting firms spread across more than 100 countries, but united in a desire to provide seamless representation to clients around the globe. The network selects one full-service legal and accounting member per jurisdiction, after ensuring firms adhere to its strict quality standards. Regular meetings and training opportunities are provided to further bolster co-operation. Tim Wilson is the CEO of MSI Global Alliance and a key contact.

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Leading Law Firm Networks - Global-wide

Pacific Rim Advisory Council

From the Chambers Global guide

Number of member firms: 28

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 26

About this network: Members of this network collaborate to provide thorough representation to a range of clients in the Pacific Rim region. With a presence in Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America, the network ensures members participate in regular in-person meetings and discussion boards throughout the year and collaborate on publications to foster understanding and co-operation. A key contact is John Shirbin.

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