Membership in the World Law Group is by invitation only. Since its founding in 1988, the WLG has pursued a strategy of select growth in major international and regional business centres — with new members added only as the business needs of existing members and their clients dictate. For example, only five new members have been admitted to membership since 2010.
Unlike other international legal networks, our member firms tend to be among the largest in their local or regional markets. As a result, while relatively modest in size by number of member firms (51), the WLG is one of the largest law firm alliances in the world by number of lawyers, with nearly 16,000 working in member firm offices located in more than 315 commercial centres globally.
In support of our philosophy of a well-managed "best friends" network, governed by collegiality, respect, shared values and trust, the World Law Group maintains a stringent new-member selection process to maintain the professional practice and client service standards our existing members demand.